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Victorious! The David Ring Story - II

July 28, 2016

The childhood nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row your Boat” ends by proclaiming that “life is but a dream!” And yet as evangelist David Ring points out today on Family Talk, life was a nightmare for him. Growing up with cerebral palsy, he was teased and ridiculed every day at school. And yet now as an international speaker, David realizes God intended it all for good and -- it’s OK not to be OK! 

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Today on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, it’s the story of evangelist David Ring. Oxygen-deprived for the first 18 minutes of life, David was left on a table to die and, as a result, he lives with cerebral palsy today. Orphaned at 14 after the death of both parents, David had to learn how to overcome even more obstacles. So today he asks us, “I’ve got cerebral palsy...what’s YOUR problem?” 
July 27, 2016
Last time on Family Talk, we started the incredible story of Stephanie Fast — a war orphan who lived in caves and ate mice and locusts. When a missionary and his wife adopted her, she found it hard to accept the love they offered. What will her story teach you about the love of God and the power of having a forever family? Find out today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
July 26, 2016
Did you know that there are more than 16 million orphans in the world? Seeing kids on the streets is not an everyday sight for those of us in the U.S., so it can be too easy to forget that they're out there. Today on Family Talk, hear the story of one Korean War orphan whose life was changed by the love of God and her adoptive parents. Don’t miss it! Listen to Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
July 25, 2016
In the face of competition, ‘downsizing’ and scarce jobs, it can be easy to conclude that we need to put in 60-70 hours a week at the office just to convince the boss we’re valuable enough to keep around. And yet, when entrepreneur Ken Eldred did the math, he concluded he simply couldn’t be the husband and father he was meant to be and still maintain that kind of schedule. Hear his solution today on Dr James Dobson’s Family Talk.
July 22, 2016
When you’re at work, you feel like you’re neglecting your home life. . . . and yet when you’re at home, you’re painfully aware of all the things piling up at the office. Add in church and school commitments and it can be down right overwhelming! On today's Family Talk, we’ll hear from a man who has successfully launched international companies and wants to help you get your life back in order. Begin today—right here on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson.
July 21, 2016
Colossians 3:16 reminds us to do everything in the name of Jesus, giving thanks along the way. On today's edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, hear from a man who speaks with touching humor and great feeling about how to truly get to know Jesus. It’s a lesson on walking with the Lord through all of life’s experiences, both good and bad. Today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
July 20, 2016
Co-ed dorms and showers ...easy access to alcohol ...constant criticism of Judeo-Christian values: Is this the kind of college experience you want your son or daughter to have?! On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, hear about the other options available at universities that want to link arms with you to raise up the next William Wilberforce or Patrick Henry.
July 19, 2016
Fall will be here before you know it, and if you have a high school student, your mailbox will probably be flooded with college flyers soon: Public, private....in-state, out-of-state....so many things to consider! Today’s classic edition of Family Talk features the late Bill Armstrong, college president and former US Senator. He shares his unique insight and offers great advice to help you sort out all the options and decide what’s best for your son or daughter.
July 18, 2016
Many of us have been impacted at one time or another by economic uncertainty. Additionally, the average family now carries $8,000 in credit card debt which makes everything even harder. During these difficult times, good financial advice is hard to come by and staying afloat financially is harder than ever. Don’t miss Dr. Dobson’s conversation with financial expert Dave Ramsey, who explains 5 simple principles of smart money management.
July 15, 2016
In times of economic uncertainty, it might be even more tempting to fall for “get rich quick” e-mail ads and marketing ploys such as, “90 days same as cash.” The reality is, though, if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is! On today’s program, Dr. Dobson sits down with financial expert Dave Ramsey to discuss how to be financially wise and stay afloat in this tough economy.
July 14, 2016
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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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