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Dr. James Dobson

So the Next Generation Will Know

May 17, 2019

Whether you’re a Christian parent or educator, shaping the next generation to love and follow Jesus has become increasingly difficult. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton talks with J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell, authors of So the Next Generation Will Know. The three discuss the threats of the digital ageand share ways to reach the next generation to understand and embrace a Biblical worldview.

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Matthew chapter 6 reminds us that our Heavenly Father forgives us when we forgive those who have hurt us. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his discussion on forgiveness with author and theologian, Dr. R.T. Kendall. He unpacks what forgiveness is not and talks about what proper boundaries should look like in reconciled relationships.
May 16, 2019
Have you ever ignored a sincere apology from someone who deeply hurt you? Despite our pain and frustration, we must always be ready to forgive completely. This Family Talk broadcast will deal directly with this topic through Dr. Dobson’s classic conversation with Dr. R.T. Kendall. Dr. Kendall walks through the Biblical account of Joseph and identifies several lessons we can learn about true forgiveness.
May 15, 2019
In Deuteronomy chapter 6, the Lord commands His people to intentionally teach their children God’s Word.  How can fathers live up to this high calling? Today on Family Talk, you will hear the remainder of a powerful speech from Dr. Steve Farrar.  He stresses the importance of being present and active in your kids’ lives. Dr. Farrar also shares about the need for healthy balance of discipline and grace in parenting.  
May 14, 2019
Fatherlessness is a widespread emergency in our culture. The U.S. Census Bureau has discovered that nearly 1 in 4 children grow up in a home without a dad. This edition of Family Talk will address the need for engaged fathers through a presentation from Dr. Steve Farrar. He explains why fathers must be faithful leaders in their home and their responsibility to guide their children.
May 13, 2019
God is our constant source of shelter, even when we ‘walk through the valley of death’. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson concludes his conversation with Cathe Laurie, author of As I See It. Cathe opens up about her son Christopher’s sudden death in a car accident, how her family continued to trust God through the hardship, and her heart for evangelism.
May 10, 2019
What are the keys to a successful marriage? How can couples stay faithful to each other and remain happy for 50 or 60 years? Today on Family Talk, Cathe Laurie talks to Dr. Dobson about the incredible love and admiration she has for her husband, Pastor Greg Laurie. She also describes her role at Harvest Christian Fellowship, and shares insights from her book As I See It.
May 9, 2019
At the end of his life, King David told his son Solomon, “Be strong and show yourself a man.” This Family Talk broadcast will look at what the Bible says about manhood, through Dr. Dobson’s conversation with Ken Harrison. Ken will talk about his current role with Promise Keepers, and his new book for men titled Rise of the Servant Kings.
May 8, 2019
On this Tuesday edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his interview with pro-life advocate Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action. She tells more of her story surrounding the long and difficult journey to passing the Ohio Heartbeat bill. Janet also asserts her confidence that similar legislation across America could bring an end to Roe V. Wade.
May 7, 2019
Recently, Ohio became the 5thstate in America to pass legislation that bans abortion when a heartbeat is detected. Today, Dr. Dobson welcomes Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action, to the Family Talk studios to discuss this pro-life victory. Janet applauds the tireless work of the Ohio Right to Life, and identifies other states that are presenting similar heartbeat bills.
May 6, 2019
In the Old Testament, sacrifices were practiced to atone for Israel’s sin and rebellion. On this Friday broadcast, Family Talk concludes Ignite Men’s week with the remainder of Dr. Rick Rigsby message. He explains what it means to build an altar in our hearts to God and how we can overcome our sinful desires. Dr. Rigsby also implores men to focus on how they live, not how long they live.
May 3, 2019
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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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