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Dr. James Dobson

The Life and Ministry of a Single Mom

May 10, 2013
The dream of most little girls is to grow up, get married, and have children. But oftentimes, that life can take a different turn from the one she had planned. Hear from a woman who struggled with a lonely childhood, abusive relationships, and teenage pregnancies. But the story didn’t end there! It’s a journey of unbelievable pain transformed into one of redemption and hope.

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Bringing Up Boys
With so much confusion about the role of men in society, it’s no wonder we have questions about how to bring up boys in the right way. Why are so many young males in crisis? What qualities should we be instilling in our sons? The culture has vilified masculinity, and as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. To help parents confront this challenge, the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute has developed a new 10-day email series based on Dr. Dobson’s best-selling book, Bringing Up Boys. It’s designed to equip you to wisely lead your sons to become godly men.

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To everything there is a season ... especially when you’re a mom! The microphones are turned! Hear from co-host LuAnne Crane about her significant decision to step away from full-time work, and the sacrifice and impact that involves. It’s a question for every parent: What is God’s best for you and your family right now?
May 9, 2013
Concerns over where our country is headed are on the hearts and minds of many. Problems range from a fallen economy, to massive school budget cuts, to sending jobs overseas to corrupt governments – is this America’s new normal? Hear from a congressman who outlines the issues very simply, providing commonsense answers to fixing our future for the next generation. It’s a conversation your whole family must hear.
May 8, 2013
Many young people are ditching a “secondhand religion” for a “firsthand faith.” But what does that mean? Hear from one family who was determined to have a firsthand faith of their own. However, it wasn’t an easy process. They struggled with depression, pornography, self-hatred and even cutting. They discuss how important it is to share our struggles and how we can help other young people develop that genuine “firsthand faith.” You won’t want to miss this discussion.
May 7, 2013
At some point in life, many people reach a crisis of faith. This crisis can look very different for everyone. However, it is a process that involves figuring out why you believe what you do. Is it because you have investigated it for yourself? Or, is it simply something you were taught? We will discuss the difference between a “firsthand faith” and a “secondhand religion.” This is one discussion that both parents and teens need to hear.
May 6, 2013
Has there ever been a time when you woke up, turned on the news and wondered why a critical story from months ago is just now being released to the public? Hear from two influential, Christian leaders, General Jerry Boykin and Ken Blackwell on major events that have escaped notice in the mainstream news outlets. Is it a case of media bias? It’s coverage you can’t miss.
May 3, 2013
As we join with others around the country in celebrating the National Day of Prayer today, it’s important not only to pray, but to share our faith with those around us. Today, hear the humor and heart of the late Zig Ziglar as he urges Christians to exude a contagious joy that will draw all people to the gospel. It’s a reminder of our true purpose as followers of Christ.
May 2, 2013
Are you the type of person who attracts others to you? Is your spirit so welcoming that those who meet you can sense your faith in God? Hear from the late Zig Ziglar, as he encourages us to be winsome Christ followers—bringing the good news and light of the gospel to a world in darkness. Find new inspiration to boldly speak the truth with confidence and joy.
May 1, 2013
Growing up, home life was chaotic for Greg Laurie. His mother lived a party lifestyle, and he had five stepfathers over the years. In high school, he fell into heavy drug use, but it was the “Jesus Freaks” he knew that started him on a path toward freedom. From a difficult childhood and teenage rebellion, hear one man’s powerful story of transformation and a life forever changed.
April 30, 2013
His mom was a Marilyn Monroe look-alike, so men beat a quick path to her door, but that lifestyle had an impact on her young son. Hear from Pastor Greg Laurie as he recalls his turbulent upbringing in the 1950s and 60s, his deep longing for a father figure, and his search for a sense of belonging. How could God use a man with such difficult beginnings? Hear his remarkable story.
April 29, 2013
A federal judge has recently ruled that the “Morning After pill” should be available to all ages, over-the-counter, without a doctor’s supervision. What does that mean for your family? Hear from physician and mother of four, Dr. Meg Meeker, on the resulting health risks and moral consequences, as well as how to better protect your children. It’s news that has implications for every household.
April 26, 2013
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Bringing Up Boys
With so much confusion about the role of men in society, it’s no wonder we have questions about how to bring up boys in the right way. Why are so many young males in crisis? What qualities should we be instilling in our sons? The culture has vilified masculinity, and as a result, an entire generation of boys is growing up without a clear idea of what it means to be a man. To help parents confront this challenge, the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute has developed a new 10-day email series based on Dr. Dobson’s best-selling book, Bringing Up Boys. It’s designed to equip you to wisely lead your sons to become godly men.

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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