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Victorious: The David Ring Story - I

April 27, 2011
David Ring was oxygen-deprived for 18 minutes after his birth and left to die on a table. Miraculously, he lived, though he has cerebral palsy. He had to overcome even more obstacles when he was orphaned at 14 after the death of his parents. Be inspired by David's message today as he asks, “I’ve got cerebral palsy… what’s YOUR problem?”

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What would our culture look like if absolute truth and morality were removed from it? Just turn on the news to find out! Today we'll learn that there is still a cause for hope. A “life-changing” experience for Ryan Dobson, we’ll hear about a summer camp that makes a positive difference in the hearts and minds of young adults.
April 26, 2011
On May 5th Americans across the country will bend their knees in prayer for our nation. Dr. Dobson is joined in the studio today by Shirley Dobson and this year’s National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman, Joni Eareckson Tada. They will discuss how to get involved in this year's event and remind us why NOW is the time to bring the needs of this great land before the throne of God.
April 25, 2011
Though we refer to it as "Good Friday," it was truly one of the blackest days in history.  Tune in for this special edition of Family Talk as Dr. Dobson points out that until we fully understand the sacrifice, we miss out on the full meaning of the resurrection on Easter Sunday.  It’s a reminder of the price Jesus paid and how much He loves you.
April 22, 2011
As expectant parents, we all hope for a son or daughter who is born “normal and healthy.” Yet, from the day our kids are born, “average” often isn't good enough!  On today's program, Dr. Dobson and Julie Barnhill confront the self-imposed – and societal – expectations parents are under to raise the next Einstein or Billy Graham.  Discover how to be free from motherhood guilt
April 21, 2011
She calls them “Mt. Shoulda” and “Mt. Coulda”– the voices that whisper to moms and remind them of missed opportunities.  “I shoulda prayed for my daughter more,” or “I coulda taken my kids to the park on weekends!” Join us today as Julie Barnhill helps us climb down from the “mountain of regret” so we can rest in the “national park of grace.” It’s a trip every mom needs to take!
April 20, 2011
It’s a nagging feeling every mother struggles with at some point: an overwhelming sense of guilt. Julie Barnhill joins Dr. Dobson to talk about her book, Motherhood: The Guilt that Keeps on Giving. Through her research, Julie has found that all moms are plagued by parenting inadequacies. On today's program, she provides listeners helpful tools on how to break free.
April 19, 2011
Are you an "adrenaline junkie"– or married to one? If so, tune in today to hear from a former undercover cop who has posed as a drug dealer, a contract killer, a white-collar criminal, and even a member of the Mafia! We’ll find out why he did it, and how his family dealt with his dangerous and unpredictable life.
April 18, 2011
It’s some late-breaking GOOD news coming straight out of the third branch of our government — the judiciary. Hear Dr. Dobson share about an exciting court outcome that just occurred this week and is a GREAT answer to prayer for people of faith, and ALL Americans who cherish our freedoms.
April 15, 2011
One challenge parents face is walking the tightrope between giving their children more freedom as they grow up while continuing to guard them from danger.  On today’s program, Dr. Dobson sits down with former FBI agent Bob Hamer to help sort out fact from fiction.  Join us as they outline the steps you can take to protect your family.
April 14, 2011
Our second President, John Adams said, “The manners of women are the most infallible barometer to ascertain the degree of morality and virtue in a nation.” That’s a strong statement, but is he right?  Tune in to hear Dr. Dobson’s thoughts and the specific advice he has for moms and daughters.  It’s a lesson that could help mold the future of our country!
April 13, 2011
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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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