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The Future of Christian Education - I

August 23, 2016

Recently, voters in California narrowly escaped a bill that would have changed the face of Christian Education and threatened religious liberty in the state. Activists are already vowing to strengthen the bill in the near future, so Dr. Dobson invited Dr. John Jackson—the president of William Jessup University–to discuss how parents can protect their educational rights both now and in the future.

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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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After the unexpected death of his father when he was 13, Don Coble quickly embraced a life of crime. When the Deputy Sheriff “invites" him to join the army or face the law, Coble finds himself in a world where hard talking, hard drinking and hard living become engrained in his character. Hear how this retired Lieutenant Colonel turned from a toxic way of living to a heart full of love and a life sold out for God. That’s coming up today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
August 22, 2016
Dr. Dobson speaks with long-time friend and strong man of God, Dr. Rich Hosley. They reminisce on the forging of their friendship through an eventful white-water rafting trip and how it has grown through seasons of loss and seasons of joy. Dr. Hosley lost his wife Jeanette of 48 years back in 2013. Come hear Dr. Dobson interview him on life as a widower and the faithfulness of God during the loneliest moments.
August 19, 2016
Dr. Dobson speaks with long-time friend and strong man of God, Dr. Rich Hosley. They reminisce on the forging of their friendship through an eventful white-water rafting trip and how it has grown through seasons of loss and seasons of joy. Dr. Hosley lost his wife Jeanette of 48 years back in 2013. Come hear Dr. Dobson interview him on life as a widower and the faithfulness of God during the loneliest moments.
August 18, 2016
It’s time to “Ask Dr. Meg”! Today, good friend of the ministry, Dr. Meg Meeker answers questions on topics ranging from coping with fearful 6 year olds, to dealing with violent toddlers, to learning how dads can help their daughters navigate serious anxiety. Don’t miss this trusted advice today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
August 17, 2016
Parenting is a tough job, especially if you’re parenting a difficult child. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton rejoins Dr. Dobson to offer practical tips and encouragement for strengthening your relationship with that extra effort child.
August 16, 2016
Do you struggle to connect with one or more of your children? Maybe she’s strong willed and every day is a battle, or maybe you don’t share his interests or hobbies. Dr. Tim Clinton joins Dr. Dobson in the studio to talk about the “extra effort kid” and what you can do to strengthen that difficult relationship. 
August 15, 2016
Have you ever tried to reuse a Band-Aid over and over again? Everyone knows it doesn’t work -- after several attempts, that Band-Aid simply loses its ability to stick! On today's Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, two physicians warn that the very same thing occurs in marriage when intimacy has been breached beforehand. It’s medical evidence for God’s glorious design – today on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.
August 12, 2016
On today's “Family Talk” -- it’s straight talk for all parents wanting to teach their kids the importance of saving intimacy for marriage. Dr. James Dobson sits down with two OB-GYNS to discuss the latest scientific research supporting God’s design for sexual purity. If you need help standing against the tidal wave of culture, you’ll get it right here, today on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.
August 11, 2016
Experience one of the most well known moments in the Bible at the new historically-themed park featuring a full-size Noah’s Ark. Dr. Ken Ham introduces this educational and entertaining attraction and explains why it’s more than just a tourist destination—it’s also a message of hope.
August 10, 2016
After his time as a recovery firefighter in the rubble of the twin towers, Tom Bowen struggled with physical and emotional injuries. Then, just as he was beginning to heal, his son was diagnosed with a terminal illness. As he walked through tragedy and hardship, Tom learned to invest deeply into his relationship with God and with others.
August 9, 2016
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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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