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The Vital Role of Fathering, Part 1

December 19, 2012
Unless our faith can be successfully passed to the next generation, Christianity is in danger of dying out in our nation. Josh McDowell shares the importance of parents in a child’s life — especially fathers.

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Did you know that 31 percent of parents have sent resumes to a potential employer on behalf of their children? As we will hear, hovering over your kids like this can really cripple them, especially once they’ve reached adulthood. Learn how you can teach your kids responsibility — not entitlement.
December 18, 2012
We are all still in shock trying to process the senseless shootings which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut last Friday. How could such a thing happen...and why can't we protect our innocent children? Tune in as Dr. James Dobson responds to this tragedy and offers his assessment of where we are as a nation.
December 17, 2012
Last time, we heard about author Ray Comfort’s passion for telling others about Jesus Christ. Since his radical conversion in 1972, his zeal has burned so brightly in his heart, and yet he considers himself a normal Christian. Catch the fire of his devotion, and hear how this passion of his life has led him on a crusade to save the unborn.
December 14, 2012
Legal abortions in the United States have resulted in the mass murder of 54 million innocent people — nine times the number killed in history’s most shocking genocide. Hear author Ray Comfort make a very logical and moral argument that abortion is America’s Holocaust. Don’t miss this provocative discussion.
December 13, 2012
The myth of the complete separation of church and state is often used to intimidate believers right out of the public forum. Hear an inspiring call from Dr. Laurence White to awaken to this danger and commit to making a difference in our nation.
December 12, 2012
There are few pains in the world greater than the loss of a baby. But as we will hear, a little girl named Poppy Joy helped one young family emerge from this crisis with an amazing story of hope. Listen to her story, and rediscover the impact of each and every precious life the Lord blesses us with.
December 11, 2012
It’s that time of year again — cozying up by the fireplace, drinking hot chocolate, putting up your Christmas tree and wrapping special gifts. But author Anthony DeStefano will share the true meaning of Christmas and remind us all of the importance of this holiday season. It’s a sweet story that the whole family will love.
December 10, 2012
You’ve heard the saying, “freedom isn’t free.” It definitely comes with a heavy price. Dr. Dobson is joined by Don Stratton, a military hero who fought to keep America safe on that fateful day in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He will share his gallant story of honor, courage and love of country. It’s a riveting account that you will never forget.
December 7, 2012
Have you ever felt that someone hurt you so bad, you could never forgive them? Hear from parents whose pain you can probably only imagine — two of their daughters were shot to death in their church parking lot. You will listen to their conversation with the parents of the young man who pulled the trigger. How were they ever able to come to a place of forgiveness? Is that even possible?
December 6, 2012
Sometimes it seems like every time you turn on the news, there’s a report of another senseless, mass shooting. Just what is going on? Well, Dr. Dobson will reflect on these tragedies by remembering the horrific killing that took place in Colorado at a local church and a missionary training center. Hear from the parents of two of the victims, as well as the parents of the shooter, as they bring a message of forgiveness and hope that you do not want to miss.
December 5, 2012
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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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