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Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Kids & Family Podcasts

- Be encouraged and uplifted to build your family upon enduring truths that are built upon God's word. Whether it is marriage tips or how to raise your sons and daughters, Dr. Dobson and his guests will help you build a stronger marriage and family.

- Be encouraged and uplifted to build your family upon enduring truths that are built upon God's word. Whether it is marriage tips or how to raise your sons and daughters, Dr. Dobson and his guests will help you build a stronger marriage and family.

Location:

Boise, ID

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- Be encouraged and uplifted to build your family upon enduring truths that are built upon God's word. Whether it is marriage tips or how to raise your sons and daughters, Dr. Dobson and his guests will help you build a stronger marriage and family.

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 51010 Colorado Springs, CO 80949 1-877-732-6825


Episodes

Understanding Autism Supporting Struggling Parents Part 1

4/19/2021
Mark and Jenny were concerned when their first-born child wouldn't make eye contact, walked on his tiptoes, and didn’t talk. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with autism, which sent Mark into a deep depression. He wondered if his son would ever graduate from high school or drive a car. In addition, having an autistic child became incredibly isolating as friends found their child’s behavior disruptive. But, ultimately, the entire family found hope and strength to move forward.

Duration:00:25:55

Motivating Your Child to Learn Part 1

4/17/2021
Young children have a God-inspired curiosity about the world around them, typically prompting a flood of questions. But with parents busier than ever, the danger is that we either ignore these questions or belittle them. Cheri Fuller, author of Motivating Your Kids from Crayons to Careers, urges parents to affirm their child's desire to learn—and, if you don't readily know the answer to his or her question, look it up together.

Duration:00:25:55

A Man and His Identity

4/16/2021
If you were asked to identify yourself in one word, what would it be? Parent? Spouse? American? If you’ve accepted Christ as your Savior, then that one word should be "Christian." The late E.V. Hill, then-pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, preached a powerful sermon at a 1992 Promise Keepers event in Boulder, Colorado. In it, he reminds us of the truth of 1 Peter 2:9 which says, "We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession."...

Duration:00:25:55

When Sorry Isnt Enough ApologyForgiveness Part 2

4/15/2021
A key component of a healthy marriage is the ability to humbly apologize. Unfortunately, few of us are very good at that. Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Languages of Apology, asked thousands of people, "When someone is apologizing to you, what do you want to hear them say or do?" Top answers included: express regret, accept responsibility, make restitution, genuinely repent, and request forgiveness. 2 Corinthians 7:10 says, "Godly sorrow brings repentance."

Duration:00:25:55

When Sorry Isnt Enough ApologyForgiveness Part 1

4/14/2021
Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, talks about the importance of words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, physical touch and gift-giving. He says that your spouse will feel truly loved when you emphasize his or her primary love language, and that parents need to determine their child’s love language, as well.

Duration:00:25:55

Keep Your Love On Part 2

4/13/2021
As an impressionable boy, Danny Silk witnessed his mother consecutively invite at least 30 men to live with them. Her poor example contributed to a crisis of confidence in his eventual marriage, as he came to believe that love and fear equally inhabit all relationships—but he learned one ultimately casts out the other.

Duration:00:25:55

Keep Your Love On Part 1

4/12/2021
Raised by a passive single mom, Danny Silk learned to be passive as a young adult. His wife, Sheri, was raised with six brothers and became a dominant personality, learning to yell and get angry in order to be heard. It became a combustible mix for the first 12 years of the Silk's marriage. As with many couples, Danny had a deep need to be respected and Sheri had a deep need to be loved.

Duration:00:25:55

Mom Strong Part 2

4/10/2021
When moms feel broken and burdened by feelings of inadequacy, Heidi St. John, author of Bible Promises for Moms, reminds us that God's strength is made perfect in our weakness. Heidi's book provides Scriptural counsel on 80 alphabetical topics ranging from depression and discipline to weariness and worry. She urges women to network with other Christian moms with whom they can be vulnerable, because Satan loves an isolated target.

Duration:00:25:55

Rescuing Fatherless Boys Part 2

4/9/2021
For young children, love is spelled "T-I-M-E," so without a father in the home it can be traumatic. John Smithbaker, founder of "Fathers in the Field," experienced the forgiveness of Christ at the age of 40, and was empowered to forgive his earthly father for abandoning him as a child. His Christ-centered mentoring ministry urges the Church to play a role much like the Good Samaritan—instead of walking by fatherless boys left on the "cultural roadside," to find willing Christian men to...

Duration:00:25:55

Rescuing Fatherless Boys Part 1

4/8/2021
When John Smithbaker was born, his father had already abandoned the family and, tragically, had wanted John to be aborted. That "father wound" caused John to seek his self-worth in athletics and other ultimately empty pursuits. It’s an all-too-common story. But Smithbaker’s organization, "Fathers in the Field," is helping by finding Christian men to connect with and mentor fatherless boys.

Duration:00:25:55

Take It Back Reclaiming Biblical Masculinity Part 2

4/7/2021
Jesus was the ultimate man's man, a rugged carpenter with calloused hands who drove the money changers out of the Temple with a whip! Yet, He also empowered women, which would have been seen by the men in His day as radical and countercultural. Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis, co-authors of Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Masculinity, talk about men in the Bible and also recount the final words of King David on his deathbed to his son, Solomon— "Be strong, act like a man, and obey God."...

Duration:00:25:55

Take It Back Reclaiming Biblical Masculinity Part 1

4/6/2021
Hollywood and the popular culture typically portray fathers as toxic buffoons. In response to such unfair and harmful mischaracterizations, Dr. Tim Clinton and Max Davis, co-authors of Take It Back: Reclaiming Biblical Masculinity, present research that underscores the crucial contributions made by strong, godly dads. For instance, 76% of teen girls surveyed said that their father influenced their decision on whether or not to be sexually active; and when a dad divorces, his kids are 92%...

Duration:00:25:55

A Place Called Heaven Surprising Truths About Eternity

4/5/2021
Christians around the world celebrated Christ's resurrection this past weekend. It's the event that gives our faith meaning and propels us forward with the hope of heaven. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with Dr. Robert Jeffress to discuss his book A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home and to tackle difficult topics such as near-death experiences, what our jobs will be in Heaven, and who will be there.

Duration:00:25:55

Mom Strong Part 1

4/3/2021
Between the government-imposed isolation of COVID-19 and the craziness in our culture, moms today can feel disconnected and overwhelmed. Heidi St. John, author of Becoming MomStrong, reminds mothers to get into God's Word, because we can't pass along to our kids what we don't possess ourselves. While the world has attempted to hijack motherhood and relegate it to little more than a stopover on the highway of life, parents need to see this season as precious and fleeting.

Duration:00:25:55

The Death Burial and Resurrection of The Christ

4/2/2021
Listen to these sobering words from 1 Corinthians 15:17—"If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins." As we look forward to Easter weekend, scholar Gary Habermas, author of, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, reminds us that our wonderful Savior revealed Himself to a doubting Thomas, and to his persecutor Paul in a blinding light on the road to Damascus, along with his half-brother, James, who was initially embarrassed by Him. If you believe in...

Duration:00:25:55

Mysteries of the Messiah Part 2

4/1/2021
If you’ve ever rung up too much on your credit card and could only afford to pay the minimum amount, then you’ve experienced firsthand the reason that Jews of the Old Testament felt compelled to offer regular sacrifices to God. Rabbi Jason Sobel, author of Mysteries of the Messiah, explains that it was because they understood that they could never cover the full cost of their sin. But when Jesus died on the cross, he wiped the slate clean by paying all of our sin debts in full. Amazingly, He...

Duration:00:25:55

Mysteries of the Messiah Part 1

3/31/2021
In Matthew 13:52, Jesus said, "Every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old." Sadly, many Christians fail to grasp the Old Testament foreshadowing of Christ. Rabbi Jason Sobel, author of Mysteries of the Messiah: Unveiling Divine Connections from Genesis to Today, invites believers to stop settling for just half of our spiritual inheritance, because everything in the Old...

Duration:00:25:55

Luis Palau Tribute A Biblical Look at the Family Part 2

3/30/2021
In honor of the late evangelist Luis Palau, who went home to Heaven earlier this month, Dr. James Dobson continues his conversation with Dr. Palau, in which they offer biblical advice for wives in loveless marriages. Isaiah 54:5 says, "Your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name." God has not called us to be happy but rather obedient, so we must remain faithful in prayer and see what the Lord will do.

Duration:00:25:55

Luis Palau Tribute A Biblical Look at the Family Part 1

3/29/2021
The late evangelist Luis Palau, who has been called "the Billy Graham of Latin America," went to be with the Lord on March 11 of this year. On today's broadcast, Dr. James Dobson opens with a special tribute to the life work and impact of Dr. Palau, and then plays a classic interview they had previously recorded together. It was in that conversation that Dr. Palau presciently warned America against taking a low view of Scripture and following in the tragic footsteps of Britain and Latin...

Duration:00:25:55

Forgiving What You Cant Forget Part 2

3/27/2021
When we are deeply wounded by someone we trust, forgiveness is oftentimes the furthest thought in our minds. Dr. James Dobson and Lysa Terkeurst, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, talk about how to forgive. She explains that our call to be forgiving stems from God's grace towards us, even though we don’t deserve it, and shares how you, too, can experience the beauty of true forgiveness.

Duration:00:25:55