Be encouraged and uplifted to build your family upon enduring truths that are built upon God's word. Whether it's marriage tips or how to raise your sons and daughters, Dr. Dobson and his guests will help you build a stronger marriage and family.
A Biblical Template for Judgment: The Shaking of Nations
25:55Before 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 breath-taking freefall, we’ve not only called evil good, but the culture delights in cancelling God's people.
Welcome to Our Table
25:55Sadly, 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 home-cooked meal, you are extending the love and comfort of your family which might even change a life. Whether it’s on Thanksgiving Day or just a typical Friday, your guests will experience God’s love through you. Thankfully, fancy silverware is not required.
An Attitude of Gratitude
25:55For 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 more; Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!" That’s true redemption indeed!
Rise Up: The Dalton Risner Story - Part 2
25:55When 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 Lord." Risner’s desire is to use the NFL platform to spread God’s Word through love and kindness.
Rise Up: The Dalton Risner Story - Part 1
25:55At 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 entitled Rise Up, Dalton credits Jesus, along with his college coach, and his tough-as-nails dad for his success.
The Joys and Challenges of Adoption - Part 2
25:55Did 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 about what he’s learned while adjusting to a new younger sibling, he replied, "Love is a choice and an action." Indeed, it takes years of unconditional, Christ-like love for these wounded foster care kids to move forward from their painful pasts.
Thriving As A Blended Family - Part 2
25:55The 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 God, who lovingly and patiently pursues all of us, stepparents should do the same with their stepchildren.
Thriving As A Blended Family - Part 1
25:55Did 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.
Faith Before Politics
25:55When 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 Hebrews 2:1 teaches us, will the church and its people be empowered to stand firm in their knowledge of truth and boldly proclaim it.
Focus on the Future: The Importance of the Family
25:55America 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 things await the faithful who prepare. Dr. Clinton encourages everyone to practice their faith in public and model Christ-like behavior in and outside the home.