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Dr. James Dobson

The Path of Endurance

February 11, 2013
Many of you may be familiar with the story of Elisabeth Elliot; her journey of faith in the midst of hardship is truly timeless! Today, Elisabeth describes her courtship with Jim Elliot, and their willingness to surrender their futures to God, no matter what the outcome. It is important to know that if something is not worth dying for, it is not worth living for.

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Most teenagers today communicate by way of texting or through social media like Facebook or Twitter. If you are a parent who sees your high schooler more interested in sitting behind a computer than investing in real face-to-face relationships, tune in as Ryan Dobson and Andy Braner discuss the importance of investing in relationships and how they keep us grounded and healthy.
February 8, 2013
Hey Dad -- despite what the sitcoms say, we know you are an intelligent man who cares deeply about taking good care of your wife and kids. Dr. Steve Farrar will share with you some tools to help you as you work towards that goal. Tune in if you want to learn how to be what your spouse needs, as well as how to keep your personal life on the straight and narrow.
February 7, 2013
You may have noticed that it’s often hard to maintain a strong marriage while raising healthy kids. Have you ever wondered if perhaps the enemy of your soul is out to destroy YOUR family? Dr. Steve Farrar calls men, as the head of the house, to stand in the gap for their wife and kids. With so much at stake, don’t miss this critical lesson on being spiritually proactive as a dad and a husband.
February 6, 2013
Most people are familiar with the biblical story of Solomon – he is widely known as the wisest man to have ever lived. But not quite as many people know HOW he became so wise. Author and speaker Dr. Kevin Leman shares what he’s learned from the man who was given the choice to have anything at all in the universe – and who, in the end, chose wisdom. Hear lessons from the life of this incredible biblical figure.
February 5, 2013
Dr. James Dobson, often says, “Never look TOO soon for who your child will become.” You will see that quote played out in the life of bestselling author and popular speaker Dr. Kevin Leman. He went from a rather inauspicious beginning as a poor student to becoming a trusted name for parenting and marriage advice. Hear his story, and learn all about his new book, The Way of the Wise.
February 4, 2013
With the constant attack on the institution of marriage, it’s a daily struggle to keep that sacred union in tact. As you’ll hear, Ryan Dobson sits down with a couple who will not only share the Biblical importance of marriage but the cultural good it has on our society. Hear why they think the redefinition of marriage is affecting all of us.
February 1, 2013
Hey, have you heard? There’s a little football game on this weekend! And chances are, whether or not your team is going to be there, you’ll be watching, even if it’s just for the commercials. Hear from football royalty, Kurt and Brenda Warner, as they share with Dr. Dobson how they’ve kept faith first – both on the field and in their home. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with one of football’s greats, just in time for the Superbowl.
January 31, 2013
Most nights, do you find yourself laying in bed recounting the events of the day or worrying about what tomorrow will ultimately bring? If so, Dr. Arch Hart shares how our routines of watching late night TV, reading in bed or worrying are just some of the things that might be causing us to get less sleep. Tune in to learn the do’s and don’ts for getting a great night’s rest.
January 30, 2013
In today’s current cultural climate, all of us could use a good dose of hope. June Hunt shares that we all can depend on Jesus Christ as an anchor for our souls. Regardless of our circumstances, we have the opportunity at a secured life regardless of the storms and trials we face. It’s an encouraging and thought-provoking message that shouldn’t be missed.
January 29, 2013
Many of us have a broken or strained relationship in our lives, and we’re not quite sure how to mend it. Dr. Dobson sits down with June Hunt as she shares the story of her painful upbringing, and the lack of connection she had with her father. It’s a story of God’s ultimately healing and restoration that will bring hope to others who are struggling to find resolution in their circumstances.
January 28, 2013
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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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