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Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

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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.

- 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

Preventing Teen Suicide Kids in Crisis

11/27/2021
For various reasons, adolescence can be emotionally difficult for teenagers. Lack of self-worth can sometimes lead to the tragedy of suicide. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and Dr. Tim Clinton, president of the American Association of Christian Counselors, alert parents to the warning signs in their teens’ behavior and recommend how best to respond. The key is to connect; talk with your son or daughter, communicate your unconditional love and get the help that he or she...

Duration:00:25:55

A Biblical Template for Judgment The Shaking of Nations

11/26/2021
Before ancient Israel met its final judgment, God sent prophetic signs to warn the Jewish people to return to their Creator. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, declares that the Lord is using the identical template of harbingers on American soil, calling us to return to Him in repentance. Beginning with 9/11 to the redefinition of marriage and the emergence of COVID-19, God is shaking us to our core. Will we ever repent? Now, while in a...

Duration:00:25:52

Welcome to Our Table

11/25/2021
Sadly, the art of hospitality is mostly lost in today’s busy world. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson invites his wife and daughter into the studio to discuss the finer points of gracious hosting. Shirley and Danae Dobson, co-authors of Welcome to Our Table, discuss the importance of hospitality and breaking bread together. They point to Romans 12:13, which says, "Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality." As you open your home and heart over a...

Duration:00:25:52

An Attitude of Gratitude

11/24/2021
For a Christian, Thanksgiving should be a lot more than just food, family, and football. On today’s special edition of Family Talk, Pastor Chuck Swindoll, in a timeless sermon on the topic gratitude, reflects on Psalm 103, in which King David thanks God for pardoning his sin, redeeming his life from the pit, and crowning him with love and compassion. The hymn "It Is Well with My Soul" reveals why we are so grateful. "My sin, not in part but the whole; Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no...

Duration:00:25:54

Rise Up The Dalton Risner Story Part 2

11/23/2021
When Kansas State All-American offensive lineman Dalton Risner was asked by a prospective NFL team what his priorities would be as a professional football player, he responded, "Jesus Christ, family, and football," in that order. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the star athlete, who has found a home with the Denver Broncos, says that he puts his faith over fear. He even has some of his favorite Bible verses tattooed on his arms, including Psalm 37:5, which says, "Commit your way to the...

Duration:00:25:53

Rise Up The Dalton Risner Story Part 1

11/22/2021
At six feet, five inches tall and weighing 300 plus pounds, there’s a reason why Denver Broncos offensive lineman Dalton Risner is called "Moose." On today’s edition of Family Talk, listeners will get a sneak peek into the self-discipline that enabled this 26-year-old Christian to make it in the NFL. His life verse is First Peter 4:10, "Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace." The author of an inspirational children’s book...

Duration:00:25:52

Be Anxious for Nothing The Anxiety Reset

11/20/2021
Did you know that, according to the American Psychological Association, 25% of Americans experienced an anxiety disorder over the past year? On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Gregory Jantz, author of The Anxiety Reset, analyze the avenues of anxiety and its treatment. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." Dr. Jantz poses the question, "What do I need to do today to build that sound mind?"

Duration:00:25:53

The Joys and Challenges of Adoption Part 2

11/19/2021
Did you know that every year, over 20,000 youth between the ages of 18 and 21 leave the foster care system without finding a forever home? Sadly, there are more than 400,000 kids in foster care in the U.S., waiting to find a family. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with Billy Jack and Anne Barrett, as well as J.R. and Reyna Keller, who tell how God has honored their sacrificial willingness to open their homes. Reyna shared that when she asked her sixteen-year-old son...

Duration:00:25:52

The Joys and Challenges of Adoption Part 1

11/18/2021
Adoption is not always as seamless and picture-perfect as it's portrayed in a Hollywood movie. Especially if parents are adopting older foster care kids, many of whom have suffered trauma in their past. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson speaks with Billy Jack and Anne Barrett, who candidly share about the challenges they experienced adopting five foster kids. Despite the difficulty of following God’s calling, Anne declares, "I would rather have the scars on my...

Duration:00:25:53

Thriving As A Blended Family Part 2

11/17/2021
The dynamics of being a stepparent can be tricky. A new stepdad or stepmom in the home can often be a reminder that a child’s biological mom or dad is absent. On today’s Family Talk, Ron Deal, author of the best-selling book, The Smart Stepfamily, explains that there are two keys to successful step-parenting. First, connect with the child to let him know you are understanding of his emotions concerning the turmoil. Second, do not attempt to "erase and replace" the biological parent. Like...

Duration:00:25:54

Thriving As A Blended Family Part 1

11/16/2021
Did you know that 40% of parents raising children under the age of 18 are members of stepfamilies? Some might even say the non-traditional family is the new traditional family. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Ron Deal, author of Preparing to Blend: The Couple’s Guide to Becoming A Smart Stepfamily, contends that combining families does not have to be like oil and water. He encourages parents to be empathetic with their step kids.

Duration:00:25:51

Faith Before Politics

11/15/2021
When Ronald Reagan campaigned for President of the United States, he said, "I believe this country hungers and thirsts for a spiritual revival." Nothing could be more accurate today. On today’s edition of Family Talk, guest speaker Bob Vander Plaats, President of the Iowa-based public policy organization, The Family Leader, urges citizens to engage the Body of Christ and anchor it with prayer. Bob encourages pastors to be boldly biblical and culturally relevant from the pulpit. Only then, as...

Duration:00:25:51

Lets Talk about Whats Right with America Part 2

11/13/2021
On today’s Family Talk, former U.S. Congressman Bob McEwen joins Dr. Dobson in-studio to discuss what is right about America today. In a time of deep wounds and division within our culture, McEwen exhorts Americans, especially Christians, to be aware of our unique place in history. As President John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” A passionate advocate for homeschooling, McEwen...

Duration:00:25:51

Focus on the Future The Importance of the Family

11/12/2021
America is a wounded nation. On one hand, we’ve endured a year unlike any other with the pandemic, the ensuing shutdowns, and racial tension. On the other, the skyrocketing rates of fatherlessness, divorce, and anxiety leave us desperate for answers. On today’s Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton, author of Focus on the Future, gives his prescription for a bold tomorrow. His advice? Your family, faith and voice matter now more than ever. The future is bright, the victories are destined, and great...

Duration:00:25:51

One on One with Bill Gaither Part 2

11/11/2021
Gospel music pioneer Bill Gaither has been recognized with many accolades, including his induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. He has also been awarded over 100 gold and platinum records, plus eight Grammys. However, on today’s edition of Family Talk, this former English teacher reveals to Dr. James Dobson that his passion is to teach the next generation some key lessons. He just happens to do it through music and storytelling. His words of wisdom to Dr. Dobson include: be generous;...

Duration:00:25:55

One on One with Bill Gaither Part 1

11/10/2021
Music. It’s an art form and an instrument of expression that has been used throughout the ages to release praise, share deep emotions, and heal the soul. It affects everyone differently but is consistently influential. On today’s special program, Dr. James Dobson visits with gospel music legend Bill Gaither about what inspired him to write over 700 worship songs, including "Because He Lives," "The King Is Coming," and "He Touched Me."

Duration:00:25:54

Domestic Violence and the Trauma in Its Wake Part 2

11/9/2021
When a military veteran grapples with post-traumatic stress disorder, we empathize. But do we feel the same for the person who endures PTSD as a result of domestic violence or physical abuse? On today’s Family Talk, Dr. Shannae (SHAWN-ay) Anderson explains that, similar to Joseph, whom we learned from Scripture was thrown into a pit and sold into slavery, our past experiences shape who we are. Dr. Anderson encourages listeners that what Satan means for evil, God can redeem for your good....

Duration:00:25:53

Domestic Violence and the Trauma in Its Wake Part 1

11/8/2021
Tragically, during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a noted increase in domestic violence in the U.S. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and clinical psychologist, Dr. Shannae (SHAWN-ay) Anderson reveal that the ongoing isolation has compounded spousal abuse. In order to survive, victims often experience dissociation, in which the mind essentially separates from the body. The helplessness and powerlessness that the victim feels at the hands of their abuser is often...

Duration:00:25:51

Lets Talk about Whats Right with America Part 1

11/6/2021
On today’s edition of Family Talk, former U.S. Congressman and Dobson Institute advisory board member Bob McEwen declares that there were two great events in world history. First, Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross for our sins. And second, on July 4, 1776, America was born as an independent nation. Despite the obvious lines of division that exist in our country today, we must remain faithful to the principles that built this great nation. It was founded in...

Duration:00:25:54

The Family Doctor Speaks The Truth about Life Part 2

11/5/2021
Today, some pro-life advocates believe that abortion is okay if the woman has been victimized by rape or incest. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Robert Jackson, Jr., author of The Family Doctor Speaks: The Truth About Life, declares that it is morally wrong to kill an unborn child for the misdeed of one of the parents. Unborn children are all created in the image of God! Dr. Jackson’s wife, Carlotta, joins the conversation and shares how their two special-needs children teach them how...

Duration:00:25:52