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Prayer Makes a Difference

October 21, 2020

The late Reverend Jerry Falwell, Sr. is credited with saying, “Nothing of eternal significance ever happens apart from prayer.” Today’s Family Talk broadcast looks at the impact of our petitions to God in a presentation from Pastor Jack Graham. He emphasizes what our personal and national posture should be toward God, and why we mustn’t lose heart in our prayer requests.

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America’s acceptance of evil and immorality is distancing us further and further from our God and His special provision for this nation. On today’s Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson welcomes Christian apologist and author Alex McFarland to talk about the methodical disappearance of Judeo-Christian values within our culture, and how the first Great Awakening helped steer our country back to its biblical roots.
October 20, 2020
President John Adams once said, “You’ll never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom.” Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson sits down with noted Christian apologist Alex McFarland to discuss his latest book, The Assault on America, and to look at the many ways that godliness and morality are being systematically eradicated from our society.
October 19, 2020
Young boys were created with a desire to seek out a godly example of masculinity, which is why the father/son bond is so important. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues to reflect on his significant relationship with his own dad. He walks through his early childhood years, and points out the ways his father sacrificed for their family. Hear how Dr. Dobson’s dad directly impacted his career and life.
October 16, 2020
Fathers play such a critical role in the lives of their children, especially their young boys. On this Family Talk broadcast, you’ll hear a speech Dr. Dobson gave which centered around the heartfelt memories of his father. He began by highlighting the importance of a masculine influence on a developing boy, and then expressed the most substantial lessons he learned from his dad.
October 15, 2020
Within a secular culture that is biased against religion, Christians and Jews need to better appreciate the biblical roots they share in common. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and Orthodox Jew, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, discuss the state of Israel on the world stage. They also describe God’s design for marriage and the foundational role it has played in every civilized society.
October 14, 2020
America’s Judeo-Christian founding institutionalized our freedom of religion, which is extended to people of all beliefs. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. James Dobson is joined by best-selling author and orthodox Jewish scholar, Rabbi Daniel Lapin. They discuss Judaism’s and Christianity’s shared view of biblical morality, and how secular society has destroyed God’s conceptions of marriage, gender identity, and government.
October 13, 2020
The renowned Reverend Billy Graham left a towering legacy that continues through his children and grandchildren. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Cissie Graham Lynch, who talks about her early struggles to live up to her family’s name, and how her spiritual growth blossomed by seeing the fruit of her grandfather’s dedication to God.
October 12, 2020
Over four decades, Dr. James Dobson has warned us about menacing threats to the traditional family. On this edition of Family Talk, he shares his current concerns for this sacred institution in a guest appearance on “The Suzanne Venker Show.” Together, they discuss the societal biases against traditional marriage and parenting, the key roles that moms and dads play in the lives of their children, and how parents today can still raise God-honoring kids—even in a “progressive” society.
October 9, 2020
The United States has stood as a towering example of power, advancement, and freedom to the world. Sadly though, too many Americans have taken our blessings for granted and now embrace immorality. Today on Family Talk, former Congressman Bob McEwen reminds us why we must honor and protect our nation’s Christian legacy. Also featured is a message from Dr. James Dobson from a recent prayer event in Washington, D.C. that includes a call for America to return to its Judeo-Christian roots.
October 8, 2020
President James Madison said, “The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their example, the hope of Liberty throughout the world.” Today on Family Talk, former Congressman Bob McEwen gives a speech about our nation’s history and divine blessings, as well as influential moments in the American Revolution, and why our freedoms emanate from God.
October 7, 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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