Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk

Dr. James Dobson

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When Dee Brestin was grieving the death of her husband of 39 years and feeling abandoned, she was reminded of the moment when she was attempting to nurse her colicky baby son. After kicking and crying for 10 minutes, he finally calmed down and latched on. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dee says that, like the colicky baby, there’s no reason for us to throw a fit. God is with us.

Dec 6

25 min 55 sec

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.

Dec 4

25 min 55 sec

"Wokeness" is a modern-day heresy which is incompatible with Christianity, according to theologian Dr. Owen Strachan, author of Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel. While its divisive rhetoric employs some biblical vocabulary and concepts, it is indeed an alternative religion, both in its methods and outcome. A potent blend of racism, moral relativism, and grievance, "wokeness" undermines the unifying work of the Holy Spirit. It is, therefore, anti-gospel, and Dr. Strachan offers a strategy to oppose it.

Dec 3

25 min 55 sec

Theologian Dr. Owen Strachan joins Dr. James Dobson to discuss "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) and how it does not align with Christian beliefs. They discuss Dr. Strachan’s new book, Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement is Hijacking the Gospel, and peel back the layers of this misguided movement, its origins, and how the Bible contradicts it by teaching that we are all one family in God’s Kingdom.

Dec 2

25 min 55 sec

Many teenage girls and women wish they had a better relationship with their dads. But fathers are often hesitant to talk with their daughters about things that really matter, as if they’d rather do nothing at all than do it wrong. Dr. Michelle Watson Canfield, author of Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters, shares with co-host Dr. Tim Clinton about how dads can begin to have meaningful conversations with their daughters. Girls tend to figure things out and feel valued as they can talk it through. Dr. Watson Canfield provides easy ways for dads to facilitate discussion and dive into their daughters’ struggles, hurts, fears, and hopes.

Dec 1

25 min 55 sec

On today’s edition of Family Talk, Kelly Shackelford, President of First Liberty Institute, sounds the alarm on “court packing,” which is one party loading the judiciary with justices whom they think will side with their agenda. If the judiciary simply rubber-stamps the whims of the legislative branch, America will inevitably plummet toward communism. Find out how to get involved and defend your religious rights before it is too late.

Nov 30

25 min 55 sec

Religious liberty has been at the heart of many judicial cases in recent years, both at the state level and in the federal judiciary. That trend came front and center in 2021. On today’s edition of Family Talk, attorney Kelly Shackelford, President of First Liberty Institute, shares the latest examples of his organization fighting for the rights and beliefs of churches during the COVID pandemic and beyond. If those who are hoping to remove religion from the public square are able to remove our "first freedom," all our rights are in jeopardy!

Nov 29

25 min 55 sec

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 needs.

Nov 27

25 min 55 sec

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 breath-taking freefall, we’ve not only called evil good, but the culture delights in cancelling God's people.

Nov 26

25 min 55 sec

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 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.

Nov 25

25 min 55 sec

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 more; Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!" That’s true redemption indeed!

Nov 24

25 min 55 sec

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 Lord." Risner’s desire is to use the NFL platform to spread God’s Word through love and kindness.

Nov 23

25 min 55 sec

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 entitled Rise Up, Dalton credits Jesus, along with his college coach, and his tough-as-nails dad for his success.

Nov 22

25 min 55 sec

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?"

Nov 20

25 min 55 sec

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 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.

Nov 19

25 min 55 sec

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 heart, healed by Christ, than no scars at all!"

Nov 18

25 min 55 sec

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 God, who lovingly and patiently pursues all of us, stepparents should do the same with their stepchildren.

Nov 17

25 min 55 sec

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.

Nov 16

25 min 55 sec

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 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.

Nov 15

25 min 55 sec

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 underscores the importance of teaching our kids to fear God, love America, and honor their parents. Only then can we preserve this last and greatest hope on earth. United we stand; divided we fall.

Nov 13

25 min 55 sec

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 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.

Nov 12

25 min 55 sec

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; act responsibly; have compassion; make memories; encourage others; and, most of all, love God.

Nov 11

25 min 55 sec

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."

Nov 10

25 min 55 sec

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. Through Christian counseling, the Lord can heal your emotional trauma.

Nov 9

25 min 55 sec

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 unspeakable terror. Dr. Anderson reveals the means necessary for a survivor to regain their voice and feel safe again.

Nov 8

25 min 55 sec

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 liberty and has become a lighthouse to the world for the gospel and for truth.

Nov 6

25 min 55 sec

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 to be more like Christ.

Nov 5

25 min 55 sec

While Dr. Robert Jackson, Jr. was a second-year medical resident, he was asked to administer a drug to induce premature labor for a woman who was carrying a special needs baby in order to abort the pregnancy. He refused, but another doctor did so, prompting the woman to deliver a 22-week-old infant. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Jackson recounts that the patient’s little baby, born alive, was wrapped in a cold, wet towel, and abandoned to die in a metal basin. Since that horrific moment, Dr. Jackson has been a passionate and staunch pro-life defender of the child in the womb.

Nov 4

25 min 55 sec

Perhaps you yourself, or someone you know are one of the 40 million Americans who regularly visit Internet porn sites. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Jim Cress, a certified sex addiction therapist, explains to Dr. Tim Clinton that while viewing porn, you’re short circuiting the God-designed pleasurable reactions in your body that were intended to bond you to your spouse. Instead, you’re bonding to an illusion. But, there is hope! Galatians 5:1 says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." By confessing your sin and through much prayer, you can be rid of this addiction. In some situations, professional counseling is required and is ministered with successful results. People can and do get their lives back and are freed of the sinful shackles that bind!

Nov 3

25 min 55 sec

Did you know that 68% of church-going men view porn on a regular basis and that more than half of American divorces involve a spouse’s use of pornography? On today’s edition of Family Talk, Jim Cress, a certified sex addiction therapist, explains that porn is crack cocaine to the soul. When people are bored or stressed, they self-medicate with pornography and its instant rush of pleasure, but often feel shame afterwards. In 2 Corinthians 10:4, the Apostle Paul urges us to demolish strongholds through divine power. That includes the stronghold of porn.

Nov 2

25 min 55 sec

Weighing a mere 144 pounds and standing 5 feet, 9 inches, Mark Anderson began his track & field career at the age of 16. Despite the tragic suicide of his father and the physical abuse he endured from his stepfather, he went on to become the U.S. #1 ranked decathlete, and was America’s gold-medal hope for the 1984 Summer Olympics. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Mark shares about his $2,000-a-day cocaine habit, born out of pride and emotional pain, and how Jesus pulled him out of addiction and into a new life in Him.

Nov 1

25 min 55 sec

Jason Romano always had a passion for sports, an interest he shared with his father and grandfather. He turned that passion into a dream career at ESPN, producing SportsCenter and Monday Night Football. But sadly, Jason couldn’t always share his "love of the game" with his father, whose alcoholism was a constant source of anguish and shame for the entire family. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the author of Live to Forgive says the four steps toward forgiveness are to feel the pain, evaluate the trauma, transform the wound, and forgive the abuser. In Matthew chapter 18, Jesus commands us to forgive. If we don’t, we hurt ourselves more than our offender.

Oct 30

25 min 55 sec

Not only was sex God’s idea, but He designed it to help bond the husband and wife for a lifetime. Tragically, today’s mainstream media presents it as the moral equivalent of sharing a cup of coffee. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson sits down with Drs. Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic-Bush to discuss their book, Girls Uncovered: New Research on What America's Sexual Culture Does to Young Women. They identify the lies of "safe sex," and the fallacy that abortion is a woman’s choice. They go on to offer hope and a path to healing for those who have fallen into these traps of deception.

Oct 29

25 min 55 sec

Sadly, too many women believe the lie that they can have pre-marital sex without consequences. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Drs. Joe McIlhaney and Freda McKissic-Bush declare that our Western culture is the first society in history that has entirely abandoned the biblical role of protecting the sexuality of its young women. We are leaving girls and young women uncovered and unprotected before all of the evil forces that surround them. The result? Unplanned pregnancies, a record number of sexually transmitted infections, and spiritually wayward adults. Our guests explain the harms of cohabitation, the threats of sexually transmitted infections, and why culture has normalized promiscuity.

Oct 28

25 min 55 sec

As Christian parents, we have two primary responsibilities. The first is to evangelize our kids, revealing God’s character through word and deed. The second, as our children’s stewards, is to prayerfully release them back to the Lord. On today’s program, Dr. James Dobson presents one of his favorite interviews from the Family Talk archives, a conversation he had with Jonathan and Wynter Pitts, just one year before Wynter’s sudden passing. Together they examine the Pitts’ book, She is Yours, which encourages moms and dads to breathe a sigh of relief because God is in control of their daughters’ lives. Abba is the one Who protects them, and He is the one Who will guide their future.

Oct 27

25 min 55 sec

Because Nick Vujicic (VOO-yi-chich) was born without arms or legs, he often struggled with God about his purpose in life. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the author of Life Without Limits, echoes the Apostle Paul who wrote "I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." The married 38-year-old evangelist with four children came to Christ at age 15, after depression and a suicide attempt. Nick proclaims, "When you don't get a miracle, you can still be a miracle for someone else."

Oct 26

25 min 55 sec

Have you ever felt as though your prayers were bouncing off the ceiling? On today’s edition of Family Talk, Nick Vujicic (VOO-yi-chich), author of Life Without Limits, can totally relate! After he was born without arms or legs, he begged God for a miracle so he could look like every other boy. His depression led to a suicide attempt at age 10. But, as a teen, the Lord revealed to Nick through John 9:3, that he was born this way, "so that the works of God might be displayed in him." Indeed, the 38-year-old evangelist has led one million people to Christ since 2005!

Oct 25

25 min 55 sec

The reach of Marxist ideology has spread into our country’s education, corporations, media, and government. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Mark Levin, author of American Marxism, tells Dr. James Dobson that this God-hating, individual-despising worldview is often cloaked in deceptive labels such as “progressivism.” In addition to advocating for homeschooling and school choice, Levin warns parents against sending children to colleges that indoctrinate them to hate America and its precious Judeo-Christian heritage.

Oct 23

25 min 55 sec

Suicide is always a permanent solution to a temporary problem. As teens try to navigate their way through the emotional struggles that often come with adolescence, the option of ending it all might seem attractive. On today’s Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and Jennifer Cisney-Ellers, a professional counselor and crisis response trainer, urge moms and dads to listen attentively to their children. Parents, don't hesitate to ask, "Are you thinking about hurting yourself?" Contrary to the old wives' tale that discussing suicide triggers the act, talking about it actually saves lives.

Oct 22

25 min 55 sec

Between mask mandates and social distancing, the CDC claims the COVID pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in adolescent suicide attempts. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and Jennifer Cisney-Ellers, a professional counselor and crisis response trainer, explain that due to the pandemic, many youths experienced tremendous loss of experiences and opportunities they will never get back. Dr. Clinton and Cisney-Ellers urge Christian parents to be attuned to their teens’ mental and emotional well-being, and watch out for emotional disconnect. If needed, parents can also consider strategies such as home education and limited use of smartphones and social media.

Oct 21

25 min 55 sec

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 needs.

Oct 20

25 min 55 sec

In today's culture, people mock the idea of abstinence. If you spend five minutes watching television or reading through some of the lyrics to the nation's most popular songs, you will find that many actors and artists place little value on purity and instead promote promiscuity. On today’s edition of Family Talk, the late Elisabeth Elliot emphasizes the value of purity, and explains why she has made it part of her life's mission to help other people see the beauty of God's design for sexuality.

Oct 19

25 min 55 sec

On today’s edition of Family Talk, the late Elisabeth Elliot, author of Passion and Purity, claims that too many self-professing Christian singles are having premarital sex. While they profess Jesus to be their Savior, they have rejected the authority of His Lordship. Despite the fact that First Corinthians 6:18 says, "Flee sexual immorality," some Christian singles feel it's optional whether they obey or not. Elliot insists that if you want to be Christ's disciple, then you must give up your rights, take up your cross, and follow Him.

Oct 18

25 min 55 sec

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?"

Oct 15

25 min 55 sec

On today’s edition of Family Talk, Pastor Tommy Nelson continues his sermon on biblical romance from the Song of Solomon. In chapter two, verse fifteen, he explains that the reference to the "little foxes that spoil the vineyard" is a warning about potential problems that could damage a courtship. Preventative measures to protect the relationship include listening attentively, resolving conflicts, avoiding premarital sex, and forgiving the other person like God forgives us.

Oct 14

25 min 55 sec

Tommy Nelson is the senior pastor of Denton Bible Church, located in Denton, Texas. He graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Education and received his Master in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a best-selling author of several books including, A Life Well Lived, The Book of Romance, The Big Picture, and Walking on Water. Tommy and his wife, Teresa, live in Texas and have two adult sons.

Oct 13

25 min 55 sec

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 underscores the importance of teaching our kids to fear God, love America, and honor their parents. Only then can we preserve this last and greatest hope on earth. United we stand; divided we fall.

Oct 12

25 min 55 sec

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 liberty and has become a lighthouse to the world for the gospel and for truth.

Oct 11

25 min 55 sec

If you’re a grandparent, your primary focus should not be what you leave in your grandchildren’s bank accounts, but rather, what you have deposited in their hearts. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Mark Gregston to talk about his new book, Grandparenting Teens: Leaving a Legacy of Hope. Mark explains that grandparents can and should be one of the greatest resources for providing stability and Christian discipleship in a teenager's life.

Oct 9

25 min 55 sec

In December 2020, Shaunti Feldhahn was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer. Having just written a 60-day devotional entitled Find Joy, she learned the importance of personally practicing gratitude. On today’s Family Talk, Shaunti explains when she was gripped by raw fear over yet another biopsy, she thanked God for the advance of medicine. She was also genuinely grateful for and energized by the presence of her friends who reached out. Shaunti’s trial affirmed God’s goodness and faithfulness in her life.

Oct 8

25 min 55 sec