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Dr. James Dobson

Raising Boys: Routine Panic - I

February 20, 2020

Fathers and sons have a unique bond that can at times be both uplifting and strenuous. On this Family Talk broadcast, you will hear a timeless message from Dr. Dobson’s "Bringing Up Boys" teaching series. He shares his own antics from his teen years, while also highlighting the crucial lessons that only a dad can teach his son.

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Marital unfaithfulness is continuing to destroy the bond of marriage in the 21st century. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton talks about this issue with licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Sheri Keffer. She speaks candidly about how pornography, lust and infidelity wrecked her first marriage. Hear what couples can do to find healing, and possibly reconciliation, from this emotional pain.
February 19, 2020
Since the Garden of Eden, Satan has used humanity’s pride to shift our focus off of God and onto ourselves. On this classic edition of Family Talk, popular author and speaker, Frank Peretti, continues identifying the negative effects of our self-centered lifestyles. He examines the various ideologies that directly oppose Christianity, while explaining the problems of subjective truth.
February 18, 2020
There are many world religions that elevate mankind to the role of God. Today’s classic Family Talk broadcast deals with our pride problem, through a speech by best-selling author and speaker Frank Peretti. Frank examines the many philosophies that have devalued God, and addresses our sinful nature, which pines for more control. Hear the ‘red flags’ believers should be watching out for on a daily basis.
February 17, 2020
Even though marriage can be tough at times and extreme hardships can arise, reconciliation is possible. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his 3-part discussion with Tracey Russell, whose marriage was saved using principles from the book, Love Must Be Tough.  Tracey’s husband Mark also joins the conversation, and shares his perspective of the turbulent ups and downs in their relationship.
February 14, 2020
Nearly 40 years ago, Dr. Dobson wrote Love Must Be Tough, to encourage couples to fight for one another when confronted with adversity. Today on Family Talk, you’ll continue to hear how that best-selling book changed the life of author and speaker, Tracey Russell. Tracey explains the difficulty of living alone after letting her husband, Mark, walk away. Hear how the Russells found marital reconciliation.
February 13, 2020
God created marriage to honor and reflect Him, which is why Satan works so tirelessly to destroy this important bond. This Family Talk broadcast highlights Dr. Dobson’s popular work, Love Must Be Tough, through a real-life story of a relationship that it impacted. Author and speaker, Tracey Russell, shares how she applied principles from that book in order to save her failing marriage.
February 12, 2020
Psalm 46 reminds us to ‘be still and know God’, a concept largely lost in the constant busyness of our culture. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his captivating interview with best-selling author, John Eldredge. He explains the dangers of a distracted, technology-addicted life, then suggests easy practices to re-focus our minds. Listen to why God never intended for us to endure this stimulation overload.
February 11, 2020
People living in the 21st century have become so entrenched in this fast-paced society, they don’t know how to relax or unplug. Today, best-selling author, John Eldredge, joins Dr. Dobson in the Family Talk studios to tackle this pressing issue. The two examine key themes from John’s popular book, Wild at Heart, that relate to this idea of overstimulation.
February 10, 2020
Conflict is a predictable part of every marriage, but it shouldn’t be a consistent habit. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton discusses the idea of healthy arguing with Dr. Sharon May of the Safe Haven Relationship Counseling Center. The two unpack what triggers arguments, and explain the ways anger and lack of vulnerability can erode a marriage. Listen to what you can do to resolve disputes in your relationship.
February 7, 2020
The Apostle Paul modeled healthy mentorship through his relationship with Timothy. On today’s Family Talk broadcast, you will hear why his example is one that Christian men should continue to follow. Dr. Dobson, Joe White and Jon Gibson describe the need for real godly mentors in this society, especially in the lives of fatherless children. Hear how this concept can turn our nation back to God.
February 6, 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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