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Dr. James Dobson

Positive Parenting - I

July 8, 2020

Proverbs 22:6 implores moms and dads to train up their children wisely by using godly teaching that they will never forget. In this classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson and the late Zig Ziglar unpack what it means to be a positive parent. They began by explaining why leading your kids to Jesus is the greatest priority, then addressed the proper attitude toward discipline and family structure.

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Introducing the Dobson Culture Center
The purpose of the Dobson Culture Center is to help families and individuals live Scripturally-rooted lives and to engage culture with a biblical worldview, exposing darkness and exalting the light of Christ (Ephesians 5:11; Colossians 1:28). Learn more and receive weekly updates from the Dobson Culture Center. Sign up for the "Lighting Up Culture" report and stay updated on issues that matter to your family.

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Since its inception in the early 1980s, homeschooling has been the target of immense scrutiny and ridicule from society. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson concludes his pertinent interview with Tim Lambert and Jeremy Newman from the Texas Homeschool Coalition. They encourage first-time homeschool parents, and stress the critical role moms and dads play in molding their children’s worldview.
July 7, 2020
With COVID-19 expected to delay or cancel the upcoming school year, many parents are electing to educate their children in the home. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson examines this growing homeschool surge, with Tim Lambert and Jeremy Newman from the Texas Homeschool Coalition. They reflect on this movement’s origins, and discuss the vicious attacks that homeschool families still experience to this day.
July 6, 2020
Before the first shot was fired during the Revolutionary war, the United States was founded upon a rich Christian heritage. On today’s Family Talk broadcast, respected historian, David Barton, talks about the influence that 18th century preachers had on our young nation. David reads some of the sermons from that time period about cultural and political issues, and points out the many ministers who contributed to our Constitution. Listen to how the 21st century church is responsible to morally change our culture.
July 3, 2020
A recent decision by America’s highest court, has set in motion a future ideological collision between the LGBTQ movement and religious freedom. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson and attorney Martin Nussbaum continue analyzing the impact of The Supreme Court’s latest ruling concerning LGBTQ rights. Dr. Dobson shares his disappointment in the supposedly ‘conservative’ bench, while Martin points out how this decision affects our everyday lives. Hear why believers must remain steadfast in their beliefs.
July 2, 2020
A few weeks ago, The U.S. Supreme Court controversially expanded discrimination laws to include those in the LGBTQ community. On this important Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson examines the implications that this decision has on religious institutions, with attorney Martin Nussbaum. Martin breaks down the cases that were presented and describes the cultural momentum swinging against religious expression. 
July 1, 2020
The family is the bedrock of our civilization, and any attempt to undermine its importance jeopardizes the entire framework of our society. Today Family Talk will play the remainder of Dr. Dobson’s speech delivered at the National Press Club in 2004. Following his message, Dr. Dobson answered tough questions about same-sex marriage, civil rights, stem-cell research and more.
June 30, 2020
For the past 50 years, culture has become increasingly immoral with countless attacks levied against the family unit. On this classic edition of Family Talk, you’ll hear Dr. Dobson address these threats through a speech he gave to the National Press Club back in 2004. He explained his calling to support and defend the family, and highlighted the many wayward policies negatively impacting this biblical institution.
June 29, 2020
Hundreds of millions of babies have been mercilessly killed under the cruel two-child policy in China. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton continues to talk with Reggie Littlejohn about the horrors of forced abortions. She explains what her organization, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, is doing to help expecting mothers and widows in China. Hear how you can support the efforts to eradicate gendercide.
June 26, 2020
China is one of the biggest perpetrators of forced abortions and gendercide on the planet. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Reggie talks about her organization’s heart for the oppressed Chinese people, and reveals the horrifying effects of China’s two-child and gender preference policies.
June 25, 2020
Newborns do not come into this world with an instruction manual, which leaves many new dads struggling to find proper guidance in this new role. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his insightful conversation with Super Bowl winning tight end, Benjamin Watson. These two experienced fathers emphasize the significance of living out one’s faith, caring for your wife’s needs, and why couples must work together when disciplining. Learn more about Benjamin’s passion for supporting fathers on today’s broadcast. 
June 24, 2020
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Introducing the Dobson Culture Center
The purpose of the Dobson Culture Center is to help families and individuals live Scripturally-rooted lives and to engage culture with a biblical worldview, exposing darkness and exalting the light of Christ (Ephesians 5:11; Colossians 1:28). Learn more and receive weekly updates from the Dobson Culture Center. Sign up for the "Lighting Up Culture" report and stay updated on issues that matter to your family.

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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