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Wiping Away the Clouds of Depression, Part 1

January 7, 2013
Sure, everyone gets down at times, but serious feelings of depression are more common than you think. Dr. Arch Hart and his daughter, Dr. Catherine Hart Weber talk about why depression is an epidemic in our culture, what causes the disorder, and how it can be treated.

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They say that anything worth doing is difficult — and that couldn’t be any more true than it is in the case of adoption. As you will, many of the children that enter foster care have been abused beyond what we could ever imagine. They need the love and care of a forever family. But what is it like to bring one of these wounded children into your home? If the Lord’s calling you to adopt, get the tools you’ll need to survive.
January 4, 2013
Did you know there are probably about 200,000 children in the foster children who won’t be able to be reunited with their biological families? What happens to these kids? Dr. James Dobson sits down with two families who have opened their hearts and their homes to children needing a forever family. It’s a challenge, and perhaps the greatest calling on earth.
January 3, 2013
Are you counting the weeks until retirement, just waiting for the day when you can sleep in or play golf? Years ago, Dr. Dobson sat down with his long-time friend, Dr. Ted Engstrom, who was still going strong at the age of 86! Together they remind us that if Moses or the Apostle John had retired, we wouldn’t have the Ten Commandments or the entire book of Revelation! Find out how to add life to your years.
January 2, 2013
Are you at a loss as to how to handle your teen’s rebellious and dangerous behavior? Dr. James Dobson provides a surprisingly simple and straightforward solution. Parents, learn how YOU can protect your kids against getting involved in violence, suicide, academic difficulties and all kinds of other problems.
January 1, 2013
Teenage boys have an uncanny ability to frustrate their parents, even if they’re NOT juvenile delinquents. Dr. James Dobson shares some of his own antics from his teen years and provides sound advice for parents of boys. So tune in to learn how you can raise godly young men.
December 31, 2012
As the community of Newtown, Connecticut continues to heal, we all mourn alongside them. But as a parent, how do you answer your child when he wonders if a bad man is going to come to his school with a gun? Get guidance for this question and others that arise in the midst of tragedy on this broadcast. You may have even heard Dr. Dobson's recent comments on this horrific shooting twisted in the media — hear HIS heart to help hurting families.
December 28, 2012
If you don’t know already, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk is committed to helping ALL moms and dads create loving, stable homes for their children. In a culture where one out of every three marriages forms a stepfamily, that definitely means providing help and hope for stepmoms and stepdads. If you are in a blended family, you can find a helping hand by tuning in for advice on the challenges of forming a stepfamily.
December 27, 2012
We hope you all had a Merry Christmas — a time of togetherness, celebrating Christ’s birth, and hopefully some quality family time. But with divorce and remarriage becoming typical in American culture, family life has become a LOT more complicated for many. On today's program, you’ll hear practical advice on how to navigate those, sometimes, murky waters. Find help for your unique family.
December 26, 2012
Are you single and STILL waiting? Are you hoping that 2013 holds the promise of a romantic relationship? Christian artist, Rebecca St. James, addresses the struggle of waiting for God’s best when you’re tempted to compromise and settle for less. Holding on for God’s plan takes courage...but we’ll stand with you!
December 25, 2012
Do you find yourself stuck on the road of singleness and no matter where you turn or what you do, can’t find an exit ramp this Christmas? Renowned singer and author, Rebecca St. James, joins Dr. James Dobson to discuss her own struggles and anguish while living thirty years as a single woman. Find joy along the journey this holiday season.
December 24, 2012
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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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