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Dr. James Dobson

Up Close and Personal with Zig, Part 2

March 12, 2013
More than anything, the great author and speaker, Zig Ziglar wanted his life’s work to point to the forgiveness and hope which can be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Now that this man has gone on to be with the Lord, what kind of legacy did he leave behind? Find out as we pay tribute to his life that was SO well lived. Hear inspiration for your daily life -- with an eye toward eternity.

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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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He brought hope and motivation to millions. Take part in a tribute to the life and work of the great author and speaker, Zig Ziglar. Hear about the influence his mother had on his life and how his humble beginnings as a salesman catapulted him to his role as a successful inspiration to so many. You'll gain the motivation to live a better life yourself and learn how to leave a legacy that will last for generations.
March 11, 2013
There are few addictions as insidious as that of pornography – and obscene material is more readily available than ever before. It’s really as close to you as your Smartphone or laptop. You’ll hear there IS hope – you CAN protect your family from this nasty element of culture, OR even break free from your own addiction to pornography. Don’t miss this important conversation for every family.
March 8, 2013
Every human loss on the battlefield is tragic, but when you hear about a 21-year-old single mother of a toddler losing her life in an IED attack in the Middle East, isn’t there something in your heart that just tells you this is wrong? Join in on a provocative discussion examining the recent decision to force women into direct combat positions. Learn how we can protect our wives and daughters from a misguided liberal agenda.
March 7, 2013
You’ve probably heard the news that U.S. military servicewomen are now ALLOWED in direct ground combat, but did you know they could actually be FORCED into these dangerous positions? This issue is not without controversy, and Dr. Dobson is taking it on with the help of Elaine Donnelly, the head of the Center for Military Readiness. This is a topic which every American needs to be informed. Get up to speed with this issue yourself.
March 6, 2013
The best gift you can give your future spouse is to come to your wedding day with a pure heart, conscience and body. Author and speaker Joe White will explain how you can accomplish that, even in this dark culture. If you’ve made mistakes in the past, Jesus Christ can restore your purity and give you the strength to remain steadfast in your decision. It’s a message of redemption and hope about dedicating your lives, bodies, and souls to the Lord.
March 5, 2013
Do you realize that the decisions you make now will not only affect you but also the people around you for years to come? This includes your future spouse and children – even the person who is going to marry the guy or gal you’re dating now! Today, you'll hear from Joe White, who will speak about the incredibly important topic of abstinence. He’ll explain to the young men and women of this generation why they are worth waiting for!
March 4, 2013
Think about this for a moment...it is not about what you do, but it is more about what you say. If you have ever said something to someone that you regret or wish you could take back – don’t miss today's guest. You’ll hear how the importance of the words that YOU speak – good or bad – will have a profound impact on the people around you for years to come. As we have all heard, we must think before we speak!
March 1, 2013
New York City. Home of spectacular Broadway shows, high-powered Wall Street brokers and the magical Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. As you’ll hear, all of that glamor can be deceiving. Bill Rieser shares about his rough and tumble life growing up on the rugged streets of the city that never sleeps, and the relief he found in a place he never expected. It’s a message for those who hope to find a way to overcome their difficult circumstances.
February 28, 2013
Do you ever feel like your significant other just doesn’t GET you? If so, then don’t miss today's program where you’ll hear from relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot discuss their book, Love Talk: Speak Each Other’s Language Like You Never Have Before. They’ll share tips and advice to help improve communication between you and your spouse. It’s never too late to get on the same page. Find out HOW.
February 27, 2013
Twilight….Gossip Girl – the list of questionable literature for teens goes on and on. We'll hear about a book and upcoming film for young adults that promote values like faith, family and loyalty. Full of harrowing suspense, this adventure – based on a true story – will help infuse your teen with a sense of heritage and family legacy.
February 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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