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Victorious! The David Ring Story - II

November 24, 2020

A children’s nursery rhyme whimsically suggests that “life is but a dream,” but to those suffering with childhood disabilities, life may at times seem more like a nightmare. On this edition of Family Talk, author, evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring talks about how he conquered the many physical challenges of living with cerebral palsy by not complaining but praising God. 

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Left to die on a table after his birth, author, evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring’s life is a miraculous story and a testimony to God’s faithfulness. Today on Family Talk, David shares how he overcame many obstacles in his life, including growing up with cerebral palsy and being orphaned at the age of 14. 
November 23, 2020
The intimidating evolution of technology and social media have created a virtual chasm between children and their parents today. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton dissects this tough subject with David Eaton, president of Axis, an organization dedicated to helping parents bridge the communication gap. They examine the addictive relationship teens have with their smartphones, and provide tips for parents on developing constructive dialogues with their kids.
November 20, 2020
The purported goal of 1960s-style feminism was to “free” women from their oppressive lifestyles. But on this edition of Family Talk, the late conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly and author Suzanne Venker explain why that notion was misleading from the start. Their discussion with host Dr. James Dobson shines a light on the true intentions of this movement, which is really rooted in a disdain for traditional values.
November 19, 2020
As the culture continues to blur traditional gender roles, believers must remember God’s calling for men and women to stand firm on biblical truth. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson welcomes author Suzanne Venker and shares a recorded conversation with the late conservative icon and family advocate, Phyllis Schlafly. They talk about the destructive repercussions of the feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s, and how it continues to hurt women today.
November 18, 2020
With the religious freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted in America, many believers may be unaware of the persecuted church abroad. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and author and human rights activist, Johnnie Moore, discuss religiously motivated killings that are occurring in Nigeria. Johnnie challenges the Church to prayerfully engage in this crisis.   
November 17, 2020
Over the past decade, Christians living in Nigeria have been savagely attacked by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Today on Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson addresses this ruthless persecution of believers with author and human rights activist, Johnnie Moore. He shares his heart for our endangered brothers and sisters in Nigeria, and tells stories of Christians martyred for their faith. 
November 16, 2020
2 Corinthians chapter 12 reminds us to boast in our weaknesses so that we may fully experience God’s strength. Today on Family Talk, we hear a touching and at times heartbreaking testimony from the late author, counselor and speaker, Marjorie Caldwell. With her ever present wit and humor, she recalls the ways that God used the ups and downs in her life to His glory. 
November 13, 2020
Mark Twain once said, “Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” On this edition of Family Talk, the late author, counselor and speaker Marjorie Caldwell delivers an inspiring message in which she emphasizes the importance of laughter in God’s eyes, even in the midst of life’s tragedies and pain. Don’t miss the unique ways God wants to show love to you and strengthen you! 
November 12, 2020
The notion of a “perfect mom” is not only an impossible stereotype, it’s a tragic impediment to the confidence and wellbeing of many women today. On this edition of Family Talk, Christian comedian Sally Baucke shares funny personal anecdotes as she addresses the emotional strain that unrealistic expectations put on mothers. She encourages moms to fully embrace the craziness of child rearing and remember that their godly calling is to “mold” their kids. 
November 11, 2020
With a lack of principled leaders in our society today, we must reflect on godly men and women from previous generations for inspiration. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and radio host, Eric Metaxas, talk about his latest book, 7 More Men. They discuss the spiritual impact of preacher George Whitfield and highlight the battlefield courage of Sgt. Alvin York.
November 10, 2020
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As we reflect on the history of our great nation, it's hard not to be in awe of the vision, courage, and tenacity of our American Founders. These remarkable men risked everything they had to create a new form of government that would safeguard individual freedom and guarantee the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness for generations to come. Over the next five days, the Dr. James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI) will be honoring five of our nation’s 55 Founders (those individuals who attended the Constitutional Convention in 1787). Their wisdom and experience was derived from their ardent faith in God. We hope the brief summaries about the lives of these great men will inspire you to reflect on the values that have made America great.

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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