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What Trauma Does to the Soul

December 28, 2018

In today’s society of increasing violence and tensions, everyone experiences trauma of some kind. On this broadcast, Family Talk’s co-host Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with psychologist and international speaker, Dr. Diane Langberg. The two discuss the realities of deep emotional and physical scars, and how the Body of Christ can care for those who are suffering.

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There’s no better time than right now to come to faith in Jesus Christ. On this best of broadcast edition of Family Talk, we’re bringing you the remainder of Pastor Greg Laurie’s salvation sermon that he delivered at this year’s Harvest America event in Dallas.  He unpacks the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel, and why you shouldn’t wait till tomorrow to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 
December 27, 2018
Hebrews 4:12 says that God’s Word is living and active, with the ability to transform hearts and minds. Today on Family Talk, you’ll hear Pastor Greg Laurie’s passionate Gospel message that he delivered at Harvest America, this past June. He shared his own testimony, and explained why Christ is the only person who can satisfy an empty life. 
December 26, 2018
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! To celebrate Christ’s miraculous birth, Dr. Dobson will share a special Family Talk Christmas program, featuring the late Pastor Adrian Rogers. He explains the wonder of the virgin birth, the humanity and deity of Christ, and the sovereign mission of Jesus here on Earth.
December 25, 2018
On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks about the passing of his close friend and cousin, Reverend H.B. London. He honors Reverend London through one of their most meaningful conversations about each of their fathers. They discussed the need for dads to prioritize their children, and the role reconciliation has in broken relationships. 
December 24, 2018
On this Christmas edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson is joined by Dr. Tim Clinton, Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute. The two share warm memories of holidays past, and discuss what each of their families do this time of year and the significance their celebrations point to.
December 21, 2018
The Bible is adamant that believers are to pray for everyone in leadership positions. Today, Family Talk continues one of Dr. Dobson’s favorite broadcast from 2018, with a conversation he had with Ralph and Danielle Drollinger, founders of Capitol Ministries. The Drollingers unpack how their ministry serves political leaders around the world, and changes hearts through insightful Bible studies.     
December 20, 2018
Matthew 6 reminds us that Earthly desires pass away, while what we do for God is eternal. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks with Ralph and Danielle Drollinger, founders of Capitol Ministries. They explain their heart for those who are lost and haven’t yet encountered Jesus. The Dollingers also share how that passion prompted them to start an organization that ministers to political leaders around the world.
December 19, 2018
Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians tells us that we are a new creation in Christ. Joining Dr. Dobson in the Family Talk studios again is Jessa Crisp, a sex trafficking survivor, along with her husband, John. Jessa shares how she escaped the sex trade, and why her relationship with Jesus has helped her overcome years of trauma. 
December 18, 2018
One of the most devastating enemies of the foundation of the family is the wretched industry of sex trafficking. On this Family Talk 2018 best-of broadcast, hear the unbelievable testimony of Jessa Crisp, a survivor of trafficking. She explains to Dr. Dobson how she was forced into prostitution and pornography at a very young age, and recalls her desire to break free.
December 17, 2018
Today, Dr. Tim Clinton concludes his conversation with Dr. Sharon May, which was handpicked by Dr. Dobson as part of Family Talk’s 2018 Broadcast Collection. Dr. May is the founder of the Safe Haven Relationship Counseling Center. She shared some practical steps on how husbands and wives can get out of the downward spiral of hurt, and restore love in their relationships.
December 14, 2018
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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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