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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

Description:

- 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

Relationship Goals Part 1

5/17/2021
Before God created Eve, He gave Adam His holy presence, an identity, and an assignment. God gave Adam these things so that he would not look for them in Eve. Pastor Michael Todd, author of Relationship Goals: How to Win at Dating, Marriage, and Sex, believes the reason so many relationships fail is because people enter into them with faulty expectations, including hoping the other person is going to be their savior. Pastor Todd explains to Dr. Tim Clinton what he believes a love relationship...

Duration:00:25:55

The Use and Abuse of Power Part 1

5/15/2021
The late Chuck Colson, former Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon, knew firsthand what it meant to have a problem with abusing power. But after he was sent to prison, he was no longer enamored by "earthly kings." Colson's life was radically transformed by "the power of the King of Kings living in us and the eternal values of God, which are so transcendent."

Duration:00:25:55

Controlling Your Tongue

5/14/2021
Just as 1 Corinthians 13 is known as the "love chapter," and Hebrews 11 is the "faith chapter," James 3 is called the "tongue chapter." This passage describes how a horse is controlled by the bit in its mouth; a ship by its rudder, and man is controlled by his tongue. Dr. James Dobson and guest R.T. Kendall, author of Controlling the Tongue, remind us that we will have to give an account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word we have spoken.

Duration:00:25:55

Miscarriage Grieving the Loss Part 2

5/13/2021
Couples who experience the pain and trauma of a miscarriage may at times wonder if God might be punishing them for some previous sin. In this Part 2 conversation, Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore, along with Russ and June Gordon—who between the four of them have suffered six miscarriages—remind us that God is with us and He cares. Psalm 34:18 says, "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." The Larimores and Gordons also urge the church "to mourn with those...

Duration:00:25:55

Miscarriage Grieving the Loss Part 1

5/12/2021
When couples experience the profound sense of pain and loss from a miscarriage, well-intentioned family members and friends can say hurtful things. But Dr. Walt and Barb Larimore, along with Russ and June Gordon, who have suffered a total of six miscarriages between them, urge those who wish to console others to simply say, "I am so sorry! God cares. And I love you." They share with host Dr. James Dobson that couples should name the lost baby, figuratively bury their child, and allow...

Duration:00:25:55

Child and Adolescent Mental Illness Care with Grace and Hope Part 2

5/11/2021
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 50% of kids between the ages of 13 and 18 will have a diagnosable mental disorder in their lifetime. Sadly, most go undiagnosed and untreated. Dr. Matthew Stanford, author of Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness, sits down with Dr. Tim Clinton to urge parents and churches alike to be proactive, because children don't know how to ask for help. If you suspect something is amiss with...

Duration:00:25:55

Child and Adolescent Mental Illness Care with Grace and Hope Part 1

5/10/2021
Psalm 139:23 says, "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts and lead me in the way everlasting." Dr. Matthew Stanford, author of Grace for the Children, explains, "God not only knows children’s thoughts, but also their hearts. While He celebrates children’s joys, He also feels their pain and frustration." Whether your child is struggling with autism, depression, or Attention Deficit Disorder, Dr. Stanford wants you to know that there is no shame in getting...

Duration:00:25:55

Connecting with Your Kids in the Age of Digital Disconnection

5/8/2021
In 2021, having the old "birds and bees" conversation with your kids is no longer sufficient. In this age of smartphones, you'll also need to talk with your teen about the dangerous world of sexting and pornography. David Eaton, founder of Axis, urges parents to consider giving their teens a Gabb cell phone, which can only call, text without pictures, and use GPS. Additionally, thanks to the Axis website, which features over 300 parent-empowering resources, you can develop an ongoing...

Duration:00:25:55

Parenting Well Balancing Marriage and Motherhood

5/7/2021
As a mother, do you ever feel you should have been more patient with your kids, or more loving toward your husband? Popular blogger Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma's Heart, says it’s time to get off the carousel of guilt, and don’t let the Devil accuse you! God wants you to believe in your ability to be a good mom and not second-guess yourself. In a fitting pre-Mother’s Day message, Becky says it’s time that moms saw themselves through God’s eyes.

Duration:00:25:55

Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven Part 2

5/6/2021
Does it seem like your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling? United States Senate Chaplain Barry Black, author of Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven: How to Pray with Power, explains to Dr. James Dobson that believers must pray with purity. Isaiah 59 warns that "Your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear." Chaplain Black counsels us to repent of our sins before God. Only then, as Hebrews 4 declares, can we draw near to the...

Duration:00:25:55

Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven Part 1

5/5/2021
Prayer is the breath of the soul. That’s the contention of U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black, author of Make Your Voice Heard in Heaven: How to Pray with Power. In the Lord’s prayer, Jesus used the word "Abba" for His Heavenly Father, which means "Daddy." As people of faith, we are God's children, and because of His love, He is our greatest encourager. That’s why God wants us to make our voices heard in Heaven through continual prayer.

Duration:00:25:55

Religious Liberty at a Crossroads Stand Up Be Heard or Else Part 2

5/4/2021
On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson continues his conversation with Dr. Tim Clinton and Kelly Shackelford. Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, warns Dr. James Dobson that President Biden wants to "pack" the Supreme Court with four additional justices. If this were to happen, Shackelford says governmental "checks and balances" would be gone. In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, tried to do the same thing. Fortunately, however, despite the...

Duration:00:25:55

Religious Liberty at a Crossroads Stand Up Be Heard or Else Part 1

5/3/2021
In this urgent broadcast, host Dr. James Dobson denounces the deceitfully-named "Equality Act" as evil. His guest, Kelly Shackelford of First Liberty Institute, asserts that this bill would annihilate religious liberty–our first freedom–and if we lose that, we'll lose all our freedoms. Thankfully, co-host Dr. Tim Clinton sees a popular uprising against it. Listen as these three men hash out the facts and perspectives surrounding pending legislation that could severely harm and impact you,...

Duration:00:25:55

Engaging Your Teens World

5/1/2021
The intimidating evolution of technology and social media have created a virtual chasm between children and their parents today. 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.

Duration:00:25:55

Igniting Men for the Cross

4/30/2021
When Joe White spoke at the Ignite Men's Conference, he carried a massive cross on stage. Then he invited all the men in attendance, in their vulnerability and brokenness, to write their shameful sins onto index cards and bring them to the altar to be nailed to the cross. Romans 8:15 declares that God offers forgiveness and enables them to cry out, "Abba, Father!"

Duration:00:25:55

Why Am I Not Healed

4/29/2021
A 1967 diving accident in the Chesapeake Bay left Joni Eareckson a quadriplegic. As she pondered her recovery in a hospital bed, Joni clung to John 5, which recounts how Jesus healed the paralytic. Like the man at the pool of Bethesda, Joni did not want her Savior to pass her by. However, she came to realize that her salvation was, first and foremost, for her justification. And secondly, Jesus wanted to sanctify her so she would become more like Him, even in her suffering.

Duration:00:25:55

Life After the Storm Part 2

4/28/2021
Author Jan Harrison, whose 27-year-old son, James, died in 2010 on the mission field in Sudan, Africa, asks a profound question: How have you prepared for the inevitable storm clouds in your life? She urges Christians to become actively engaged in their relationship with Jesus through prayer, Bible study, and fellowship with believers.

Duration:00:25:55

Life After the Storm Part 1

4/27/2021
In 2010, Jan Harrison received the devastating news that her 27-year-old son, James, had died on the mission field in Sudan, Africa. In her darkest valley, Jan felt fortunate to be accompanied by her husband on their grief journey, but learned that she needed to lean on God to find comfort as she and her husband processed their grief very differently.

Duration:00:25:55

Laughing in the Dark

4/26/2021
Proverbs 17:22 says, "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Christian comedian Chonda Pierce truly understands both the cheerful heart and the crushed spirit. She is one of the recording industry's best-selling female comedians. But she became clinically depressed after the death of her mother, along with the estrangement of her daughter and the alcoholism and death of her husband—all within three years.

Duration:00:25:55

Motivating Your Child to Learn Part 2

4/24/2021
Has learning become a burdensome chore for your children—and an ongoing frustration for you as a parent, as well? In today's edition of Family Talk, Cheri Fuller, author of Motivating Your Kids from Crayons to Careers, reminds parents that their own curiosity about the world around them can be infectious. She suggests engaging with your kids about their particular interests, talking about your Christian faith walk, sharing your experiences growing up, and possibly interviewing their...

Duration:00:25:55