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The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled - II

September 10, 2019

In ancient Israel, the year of Jubilee marked the time of restoring or returning that which was lost. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson continues his deep discussion with Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of the book The Oracle. Rabbi Cahn describes how the Jews’ return to Israel was put into motion because of Mark Twain, President Harry Truman, and the aftermath of World War II. 

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Is there an observable pattern that connects historical occurrences to current and future events? Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks to New York Times best-selling author, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, about his new book The Oracle. Rabbi Cahn briefly shares his journey to faith in Jesus, then explains the mysteries behind the years of Jubilee.
September 9, 2019
On this exclusive Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Tim Clinton catches up with Pastor Greg Laurie to discuss his new book on the life of Johnny Cash. The two dive into the music legend’s tumultuous background, and lifelong struggle for meaning and purpose. Pastor Laurie also conveys how Cash turned his life around, and how Christ’s redeeming love can reach anyone.
September 6, 2019
When devastating circumstances rock our world, we often blame God for allowing them.  Today on Family Talk, Rebekah Gregory, a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing, shares why she doesn’t harbor anger over that traumatic event.  She explains to Dr. Dobson how her strong faith allowed her to endure the bombing, along with an abusive childhood, and an unhealthy marriage.  Listen to what she is doing now to help others with PTSD.
September 5, 2019
On April 15, 2013, terrorists set off bombs at the Boston Marathon, which killed 3 people and brutally injured over 260 more.  On this special Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson sits down with one of the survivors, author and speaker, Rebekah Gregory.  She shares her horrifying account of that day, and the gruesome injuries she sustained, which led to the amputation of her leg.  Hear how God dramatically protected Rebekah and her then 5-year old son, Noah.
September 4, 2019
Many Christians in the business world have forgotten the charge to “work heartily for the Lord.” Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his classic interview with businessman and CPA, Jim Perry. The two discuss the impact of tax cuts, and how the government infringes on small businesses. Jim also implores managers to practice fiscal responsibility towards their employees and business partners.
September 3, 2019
Are you a business owner or manager struggling to see your company flourish in this economy? On today’s classic Family Talk broadcast, you will hear Dr. Dobson’s conversation with successful businessman and CPA, Jim Perry. Jim explains the immoral practices businesses use to cut corners, and warns against the addictive and dangerous decision to borrow money. Hear what God’s Word says about our work ethic.
September 2, 2019
On this Friday edition of Family Talk, we will conclude Dr. Dobson’s classic discussion with author and speaker, Laura Petherbridge. She disputes the cultural ideas that single parents are failures, and why remarriage is the only sensible solution for kids. Laura also urges single moms to find godly male influences for their sons and daughters.
August 30, 2019
When parents get remarried because of divorce or sudden death, they should expect a long adjustment period for their kids. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his discussion with stepfamily expert, Laura Petherbridge. She addresses how stepmoms should interact with their stepchildren and the responsibility of husbands to defend their new wives. 
August 29, 2019
With the rise of divorce and remarriage, many families are forced to navigate the tough step parent dynamic. On today’s classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks about this subject with noted author and speaker, Laura Petherbridge. She shares her own experience with step parenting and explains how a child views a new mom or dad.
August 28, 2019
Earlier this year, 4-year-old Drake Pardo was abruptly taken from his home under vague pretenses by Child Protective Services.  On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks about this devastating situation with Tim Lambert, President of the Texas Homeschool Coalition.  Tim walks through the timeline of this shocking scenario, explains the serious missteps of CPS, and how you can stand with this hurting family.  
August 27, 2019
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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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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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