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Our Dear Friend, Joni

July 19, 2010
Her faith is strong, her heart is pure … and for over 40 years she’s lived with grace and dignity as a quadraplegic. We’re all familiar with Joni Eareckson Tada’s story. Dr. Dobson and LuAnne Crane speak with Joni, who reveals how she is facing her NEXT great challenge: cancer. It’s a tender conversation with a lady we love, and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

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Just hearing the name “Joni” brings a smile to our faces. Most of us are familiar with Joni Eareckson Tada’s story: paralyzed at the age of 17, she created Joni & Friends in 1979 and has ministered to countless people since then. Joni is beloved by many, and brings joy through her smile and positive outlook. On today’s broadcast, she poignantly answers the question, “Why hasn’t God healed me yet?”
July 16, 2010
You’ve seen the photographs in magazines and on TV: the haunting, wide-eyed expressions of orphaned Romanian children who are aching for love. “But they’re halfway around the world, what can I do about it?” you ask. Tune in today to find out! You’ll hear about the tremendous need for assistance, as well as an outpouring of response to that need. It’s time to turn your emotions into action, and we’ll tell you how.
July 15, 2010
You’ve seen the photographs in magazines and on TV: the haunting, wide-eyed expressions of orphaned Romanian children who are aching for love. “But they’re halfway around the world, what can I do about it?” you ask. Tune in today to find out! You’ll hear about the tremendous need for assistance, as well as an outpouring of response to that need. It’s time to turn your emotions into action, and we’ll tell you how.
July 14, 2010
Freedom of worship…Freedom of religion. Same thing, right? “No!” say author Chuck Colson and professor Robert P. George. Dr. James Dobson’s guests on today’s program want to make sure everyone understands the difference; many believe that private worship vs. public expression of religion will be one of the next big debates in our nation. Tune in to discover what you can do to make a difference in our nation!
July 13, 2010
Is there a difference between “freedom of worship” and “freedom of religion?” You’ll find out in today’s can’t-miss program. Dr. James Dobson speaks with Chuck Colson and Robert George about the subtle, but very dangerous, distinction being made by elected officials between the freedom to worship privately as we please…and the right to practice our religion publicly. It’s a conversation every American needs to hear!
July 12, 2010
Does your teen seem depressed, or listless? Does he go in his room and brood for hours on end? Is this normal? Should you be concerned? On today’s program, Dr. Dobson checks in with Dr. Arch Hart and Dr. Catherine Hart Weber for some answers to these and other pressing questions parents might have regarding the best way to reach children who don’t seem engaged with the family. Don’t miss their enlightening conversation!
July 9, 2010
Today’s teens are great multi-taskers: they can talk on the phone, text, surf the Web, and listen to music—all at once. It’s a plugged-in generation, and on this program, we’ll help you get connected with your “over-connected” teen. Hidden behind all the gadgets might be a child who desperately needs your love. Get past the distractions and reach your kids with tips from Dr. Arch Hart and Dr. Catherine Hart Weber!
July 8, 2010
Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer join Dr. Dobson for a lively discussion about the culture war currently raging in America. Just how far has our nation veered off the path that was set down by our Founders? A long way, the panel concludes, especially in the past decade. It’s not all doom and gloom, however; Dr. Dobson and his guests say that courageous leaders can still make a difference, as can listeners, who are urged to pray for our nation.
July 7, 2010
Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer join Dr. Dobson for a lively discussion about the culture war currently raging in America. Just how far has our nation veered off the path that was set down by our Founders? A long way, the panel concludes, especially in the past decade. It’s not all doom and gloom, however; Dr. Dobson and his guests say that courageous leaders can still make a difference, as can listeners, who are urged to pray for our nation.
July 6, 2010
This inspiring 4th of July-themed program features Senator Jeremiah Denton, who describes his 7½-year experience as a Vietnam POW—4 years of which were spent in solitary confinement. Denton returned home a hero but was shocked by the demise of morality in America that had taken place while he had been gone. Dr. Dobson states that the younger generations must understand the sacrifices veterans have made to ensure our freedoms. Call 1-877-732-6825 today to obtain a copy of the CD to share with your children!
July 5, 2010
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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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