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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.
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Brain Health 101

Brain Health 101


"You can see the wrinkles in your skin, or the fat around your belly, and you can do something when you're unhappy with it. [But] nobody loves their brain because you can't see it." Those are the words of renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Amen. He warns that if you don't have a SPECT brain scan, eat healthy, and limit alcohol, you might be among the 50% percent of the US population who are diagnosed with dementia in their twilight years. Dr. Amen also warns that those with mental health challenges should have their actual brain examined through SPECT testing before a doctor might prescribe a drug which could hurt more than it helps.
"If we don't turn back, … I believe what we've known as America is going to be withdrawn: a new day, humbling before our enemies, a breakdown of prosperity, and a breakdown of peace and order." Those are the prophetic words of Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn about his new book The Harbinger II. In his conversation with Dr. Dobson, Rabbi Cahn notes that the only time in history when people were told to go inside their houses because a plague was passing over the land was 3,000 years ago during The Passover. Just as the Jews were instructed to turn back to God in Egypt, today, in the face of COVID, Americans need to turn to Jesus, our Passover lamb. He is our only hope.
In 2019, New York legalized the killing of babies up to the time of birth and, disturbingly, they lit up the Empire State Building to celebrate. That was a harbinger or warning. Before the year was out, COVID-19 came upon America, and hit New York especially hard, becoming the center of the plague. Is God now judging America? Dr. James Dobson talks with Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn about his new book Harbinger II: The Return. Deuteronomy 28:15 warns, “If you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all His commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you.” Rabbi Cahn declares, “America has been withering away spiritually on the inside. The hour is late!” It’s time to repent of our sins.
Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn said, "We had our 9/11, a shake-up call. There's a time period where [a nation is] going to either come back to God, return, and repent or continue away from God and head to judgment and calamity. Our nation has been accelerating in its fall from God." In light of COVID-19, the riots, and our divisive election, Dr. Dobson talks to Rabbi Cahn about his newest book, The Harbinger II, in which he outlines the nine harbingers, or warnings, to America that mirror the warnings in the last days of Ancient Israel.
The Path of Endurance

The Path of Endurance


The missionary Jim Elliot once wrote, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." He ultimately gave his life to minister to an unreached group of people in the Amazonian jungle of Ecuador. In a recorded speech, his wife, the late Elisabeth Elliot Gren, describes their relationship and their mutual willingness to submit to God's plans, no matter the outcome.
In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we can sometimes lose sight of the reason for our celebration. Dr. James Dobson shares a recorded sermon from the late pastor Adrian Rogers on the subject of biblical thankfulness. He highlights ancient Israel’s approach to gratefulness in the Tabernacle, and explains how Christians today can honor God. You’ll be inspired to live with gratitude every day!
What does it mean to be truly grateful in the eyes of God? In a special recorded message from the late, great pastor Adrian Rogers, we look at some of the instances where the word "sacrifice" is used in Scripture and consider how we can show our appreciation to God by offering our lives, prayers and praises to Him.
Joshua 1:9 says, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you.” Author, evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring opens up with Dr. James Dobson about living with cerebral palsy. He elaborates on the deep depression that stalked him in his early adult life, and implores each of us to trust God with our pain and struggles, no matter what.
A children’s nursery rhyme whimsically suggests that "life is but a dream," but to those suffering with childhood disabilities, life may at times seem more like a nightmare. Author, evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring talks about how he conquered the many physical challenges of living with cerebral palsy by not complaining but praising God, and what the Lord can do with your life, too.
Left to die on a table after his birth, author, evangelist and motivational speaker David Ring’s life is a miraculous story and a testimony to God’s faithfulness. David shares how he overcame many obstacles in his life, including growing up with cerebral palsy and being orphaned at the age of 14. He challenges listeners to discover God’s joy in the midst of their pain.
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.
The purported goal of 1960s-style feminism was to "free" women from their oppressive lifestyles. The late conservative leader, Phyllis Schlafly, and author Suzanne Venker explain why that notion was misleading from the start. Their discussion with host Dr. James Dobson shines a light on the true intentions of this movement, which is really rooted in a disdain for traditional values.
As the culture continues to blur traditional gender roles, believers must remember God’s calling for men and women to stand firm on biblical truth. Dr. James Dobson welcomes author Suzanne Venker and shares a recorded conversation with the late conservative icon and family advocate, Phyllis Schlafly. They talk about the destructive repercussions of the feminist movement of the 1960s and 70s, and how it continues to hurt women today.
With the religious freedoms we enjoy and sometimes take for granted in America, many believers may be unaware of the persecuted church abroad. Dr. James Dobson and author and human rights activist, Johnnie Moore, discuss religiously motivated killings occurring in Nigeria, and challenge the Church to prayerfully engage in this crisis.
Over the past decade, Christians living in Nigeria have been savagely attacked by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. Dr. James Dobson addresses this ruthless persecution of believers with author and human rights activist, Johnnie Moore. He shares his heart for our endangered brothers and sisters in Nigeria, and tells stories of Christians martyred for their faith.
2 Corinthians chapter 12 reminds us to boast in our weaknesses so that we may fully experience God’s strength. The late author, counselor and speaker Marjorie Caldwell shares a touching and at times heartbreaking testimony, tempered by her ever present wit and humor. She recalls the ways that God used the ups and downs in her life to His glory.
Mark Twain once said, "Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand." The late author, counselor and speaker Marjorie Caldwell delivers an inspiring message in which she emphasizes the importance of laughter in God’s eyes, even in the midst of life’s tragedies and pain.
Mother Superior

Mother Superior


The notion of a "perfect mom" is not only an impossible stereotype, it’s a tragic impediment to the confidence and wellbeing of many women today. Christian comedian Sally Baucke shares funny personal anecdotes as she addresses the emotional strain that unrealistic expectations put on mothers. She encourages moms to fully embrace the craziness of child rearing and remember that their godly calling is to "mold" their kids.
With a lack of principled leaders in our society today, we must look back to godly men and women from previous generations for inspiration. Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and radio host, Eric Metaxas, talk about his latest book, 7 More Men. They discuss the spiritual impact of preacher George Whitfield, and highlight the battlefield courage of Sgt. Alvin York.
Great leaders throughout history are revered for their passion and unrelenting insistence on doing what is right. Dr. James Dobson and best-selling author and radio host, Eric Metaxas, discuss his latest book, 7 More Men. They refer to Eric's previous book about great historical Christian figures, and examine the legacy of philosopher and novelist, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
Comments (3)

Stephanie Dobbs

i went one of his seminars and they where good

Dec 15th
Reply (1)

Absolutely great to teach us how to forgive through the love of Jesus!

Mar 8th
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