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November 11, 2020

The notion of a “perfect mom” is not only an impossible stereotype, it’s a tragic impediment to the confidence and wellbeing of many women today. On this edition of Family Talk, Christian comedian Sally Baucke shares funny personal anecdotes as she addresses the emotional strain that unrealistic expectations put on mothers. She encourages moms to fully embrace the craziness of child rearing and remember that their godly calling is to “mold” their kids. 

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With a lack of principled leaders in our society today, we must reflect on godly men and women from previous generations for inspiration. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and radio host, Eric Metaxas, talk about his latest book, 7 More Men. They discuss the spiritual impact of preacher George Whitfield and highlight the battlefield courage of Sgt. Alvin York.
November 10, 2020
Great leaders throughout history are revered for their passion and unrelenting insistence on doing what is right. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and radio host, Eric Metaxas, discuss his latest book, 7 More Men. They refer to Eric’s previous book about historical Christian figures, and examine the legacy of philosopher and novelist, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
November 9, 2020
When we are deeply wounded by someone we trust, forgiveness is oftentimes the furthest thought from our minds. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and Lysa TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, talk about how to forgive. She explains that our call to be forgiving stems from God’s grace towards us, even though we don’t deserve it.
November 6, 2020
Turning the other cheek, as Jesus commands in Scripture, is especially difficult after we are hurt by a loved one. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson discusses the topic of forgiveness with the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa TerKeurst. She opens up about the painful discovery of her husband’s infidelity, and describes how Dr. Dobson’s book, Love Must Be Tough, helped heal her marriage.
November 5, 2020
In Isaiah chapter 41, God tells the prophet, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am Your God.” On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton talks with author and speaker, Kasey Van Norman, who shares her heartbreaking testimony that included a turbulent childhood, a wrecked marriage and a difficult battle with cancer—but still her faith was strengthened through it all.
November 4, 2020
As Americans cast our votes, we’ll not only be choosing our leaders, but determining the very future of our nation. On this Family Talk broadcast, best-selling author Joel Rosenberg considers whether the United States is headed for revival or judgement, and implores believers to humble themselves and pray. 
November 3, 2020
Where is our nation headed, morally and spiritually? On today’s edition of Family Talk, celebrated author Joel Rosenberg ponders that question in a recent, recorded speech. He believes that the unsettling times we are living in today is God’s way of re-directing our attention back to Him, and warns that judgement is imminent because of America’s embrace of sin. 
November 2, 2020
In just a few short days, Americans will head to the polls to vote in what could certainly be the most monumental election of our lifetime. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson plays a short recorded message from Father Ed Meeks who encourages the Church to vote according to biblical principles. Dr. Dobson then reads from his October newsletter, explaining the issues that are at stake on November 3rd. 
October 30, 2020
It’s futile to try to establish societal ethics and laws without acknowledging God as the ultimate lawgiver. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Bill Bennett answer questions from the studio audience, along with explaining why immorality is more rampant today than ever before, and imploring America to return to promoting godliness and family values. 
October 29, 2020
How can anyone know what is good or evil? Who determines right from wrong? On today’s Family Talk broadcast, Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Bill Bennett examine why God alone is our only source—and can therefore be our only measure—of morality. Dr. Bennett talks about his battles against the music industry for marketing highly sexual, violent and obscene music, and why parents must be vigilant about what their kids are listening to. 
October 28, 2020
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About Family Talk

Family Talk is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development. Since its inception, Family Talk has served millions of families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms.


The Dr. James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI) is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded initially as Family Talk in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development. Since its inception, Family Talk has served families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books, and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms. In 2017, the ministry rebranded under JDFI to expand its four core ministry divisions consisting of Family Talk, the Dobson Policy and Education Centers, and the Dobson Digital Library.


Dr. Dobson's flagship program, "Family Talk," is aired on more than 1,300 terrestrial radio outlets and numerous digital channels that reach millions of people each month.

About Dr. James Dobson

Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including The New Dare to Discipline, Love for a Lifetime, Life on the Edge, Love Must Be Tough, The New Strong-Willed Child, When God Doesn't Make Sense, Bringing Up Boys, Marriage Under Fire, Bringing Up Girls, Head Over Heels and, most recently, Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift.


Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised five U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson recently received the following awards: Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Faith & Freedom Coalition (2017), Daniel Award from AZ Christian University (2016), and the Defender of Life Award from the Justice Foundation (2015).


Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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