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Dr. James Dobson

The Ins and Outs of a Big Family - II

March 24, 2020

Do you turn to God when your family experiences a crisis? On this classic edition of Family Talk, Randy and Marcia Hekman continue sharing the ways God has been faithful to their family of 14. They explain their choice to rely on the Lord’s strength and direction for their kids. The Hekmans also address America’s low birth rate and how that has stunted our growth as a society.

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In the midst of life’s challenges, trusting in the Lord is a lot easier said than done. Today’s Family Talk broadcast focuses on Dr. Dobson’s classic interview with Randy and Marcia Hekman, the parents of 12 kids. They explain their decision to continue having children and describe the specific hardships and adversities they have faced as their family grew over the years.
March 23, 2020
Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his interview with Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, authors of For Men Only. The two emphasize a woman’s need to find emotional security in her husband and breakdown what it means for men to actually listen to their wives. They also discuss the key differences in the way men and women view sex and relational expectations.
March 20, 2020
Is it possible for husbands to really understand their wives’ needs and desires? On this classic edition of Family Talk, authors Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn simplify some concepts pertaining to women and how they think, so men can have a better understanding. Along with Dr. Dobson, Jeff and Shaunti explain a husband’s duty to continually reassure his wife of his love and devotion to her, and they highlight the drastic differences in the ways men and women think.
March 19, 2020
Believers in the 21st century are engaged in a fierce fight against a wicked culture and the plots of the Devil. But as you’ll hear on this Family Talk broadcast, we can have victory in our lives with the help of Jesus. Today, author and speaker, Priscilla Shirer, continues addressing the spiritual war that is raging for our souls. Listen to the significance of the Armor of God and why we must equip ourselves with it daily.
March 18, 2020
When we stumble in our Christian walk, we often blame ourselves or others, when at times we should be rebuking the Devil for his schemes against us. On this edition of Family Talk, best-selling author and speaker, Priscilla Shirer, talks about the spiritual warfare that surrounds us every day. She teaches from Ephesians 6 and explains our access to and the power of the Armor of God.
March 17, 2020
During his ministry on Earth, Jesus made a point to seek out the poor and destitute and to care for their needs. Through this Family Talk broadcast, you’ll understand why believers must continue to follow His example. Today, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson. Discover how government and faith groups are working together to provide affordable housing and support for those who are less fortunate.
March 16, 2020
The late Charles Spurgeon once said, “True prayer is a spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton shares how he has personally experienced the power of prayer in his own life. He opens up about a horrific car accident that caused his family to cry out to God, and outlines the ways we can communicate with our Heavenly Father on a daily basis.
March 13, 2020
President Abraham Lincoln once said “I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” On this edition of Family Talk, former NFL quarterback, Jeff Kemp continues to point to humility as a way to handle the blitz of life. He and Dr. Dobson also reminisce about their relationships with their fathers, and illustrate what dads must do to better invest in their children. Don’t miss what Jeff is doing now to empower men and women in their faith.
March 12, 2020
The entire momentum of a football game can be dramatically shifted as the result of an aggressive blitz. Today on Family Talk, former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp breaks down how life can also feel like a sudden ruthless attack. He and Dr. Dobson further unpack this analogy, and discuss the need for servanthood in our daily walk. Listen to why we must turn to Jesus when adversity comes.
March 11, 2020
Is your faith strong enough to withstand the storms and pains of life? On this edition of Family Talk, Grammy nominated musician, Jeremy Camp, shares with Dr. Tim Clinton the ways his relationship with God has been tested. Jeremy talks about the deep heartache that rocked his early Christian walk, ultimately shaping his career. Hear more about his life and the new feature film that follows his story.
March 10, 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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