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Dr. James Dobson

Teaching Girls to be Ladies

January 17, 2014
You've heard it said, "Girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice," but have you watched cable lately? There truly does not seem to be any encouragement in our culture for women to act like ladies. Today, Dr. Dobson will share principles from his book, "Bringing Up Girls" on how raise your daughter right.

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Healthy eating for families nutritionist David Meinz offers several practical tips on good nutrition. He lists the “rules of the game” and says that frequency and quantity are key factors to a healthy eating lifestyle. To the delight of youngsters everywhere, Meinz also discusses how parents can allow their children to eat a limited amount of sweets without overdoing it.
January 16, 2014
The diet industry is a multimillion dollar business. It seems that everyone is looking for the secret to weight loss, whether it be a magic pill or a fad diet. On today’s program, nutritionist David Meinz—with his characteristic humor—talks about what realistic changes we can all make in order to lead healthier lifestyles. If “you are what you eat,” then healthy families need to eat healthy food. We’ll get you started on the right path today!
January 15, 2014
Dr. Dobson, along with studio guests Dr. Tim and Pam Elmore, discusses ways to prepare children to not only stand firm in their convictions, but to be able to lead others in the right direction. Dr. Elmore points out that every child has leadership potential, and he explains different styles of leadership. Learn how to nurture your child’s leadership abilities on today’s Family Talk!
January 14, 2014
So much attention is given to the vital role a mother plays in raising her daughter, that sometimes it feels as though dads are not as important. And yet a father is one of the most important influences on a daughter’s life. Dr. Dobson is joined by Dr. Kevin Leman who will look at the important role a father plays in shaping his daughter’s life. Together they also explore the qualities that differentiate a good dad from a bad one.
January 13, 2014
Dr. Dobson continues his interview with the late Dr. Ken Hutcherson-- a former NFL player and the pastor and founder of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, WA. Dr. Dobson states, “When a huge Oak tree falls, lesser creatures lose their place of safety in its branches. We will miss this giant of a man.” You will not want to miss the second half of the remarkable story of Dr. Ken Hutcherson.
January 10, 2014
We celebrate the late Dr. Ken "Hutch" Hutcherson-- a former NFL player and the pastor and founder of Antioch Bible Church in Redmond, WA. Dr. Dobson interviewed Hutch before his death, and refers to him as “a walking miracle”--a man who has “committed his life to the cause of Christ” and is “willing to defend the truth against all odds.” Dr. Hutcherson grew up without a father. Yet he went on to become an NFL football player, a pastor, and an avid defender of Biblical truth. You will not want to miss the remarkable story of Dr. Ken Hutcherson.
January 9, 2014
Dr. Dobson interviews the late Dr. Ken "Hutch" Hutcherson about his cancer, how he's dealt with his life-long fear of the illness, and his perspective on how God uses negative experiences in believers lives to make them more like Christ. They discussed Hutch's biblical stand on controversial issues of the day, and the backlash he has received for his stand, including death threats. You don't want to miss this discussion.
January 8, 2014
Join Dr. Dobson for Part II of his interview with Judy Squier as they delve deeper into her amazing life from brokenness to beauty. Judy talks about how God showed her that her life trials were a means to a greater end toward a more meaningful relationship with Him. Judy also shares how God led her toward certain Scriptures that revealed a greater understanding of God's character that brought hope and inspiration during some of her most difficult trials. Her two books, Living in the Names of God and His Majesty in Brokenness were a byproduct of God leading Judy down this path from brokenness to beauty.
January 7, 2014
Imagine being born without functioning legs and a severely deformed hand, and eventually having your legs amputated. Dr. Dobson sits down with one courageous woman who has overcome great trials in her life to find total contentment and satisfaction within the arms of her Heavenly Father. Despite the physical obstacles and the related emotional trauma, Judy Squier found healing and hope knowing that she was a child of God. Through is all, she discovered the truth that God had a purpose and plan for her life.
January 6, 2014
Dr. Dobson and Dr. Meg Meeker continue their discussion with Danna Demetre and Ellie Kay, co-authors of Lean Body Fat Wallet, as they delve deeper into the application of one's life and the need to engage this topic with our children. Discover how these two disconnected struggles come together and how their stories can help you attain freedom in both your eating and spending habits. Don't miss out on this very practical dialogue that will not only encourage you to take some new steps in 2014, but will also give you some great tips on how to make it happen.
January 3, 2014
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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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