Dr James Dobson

Dr James Dobson

James Clayton "Jim" Dobson, Jr. (born April 21, 1936) is an American evangelical Christian author, psychologist, and founder in 1977 of Focus on the Family (FOTF), which he led until 2003. In the 1980s he was ranked as one of the most influential spokesmen for conservative social positions in American public life. Although never an ordained minister, he was called "the nation's most influential evangelical leader" by Time while Slate portrayed him as a successor to evangelical leaders Billy Graham, Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson.

He is no longer affiliated with Focus on the Family. Dobson founded Family Talk as a non-profit organization in 2010 and launched a new radio broadcast, "Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson", that began on May 3, 2010 on over 300 stations nationwide. As part of his former role in the organization, he produced Focus on the Family, a daily radio program which according to the organization was broadcast in more than a dozen languages and on over 7,000 stations worldwide, and reportedly heard daily by more than 220 million people in 164 countries. Focus on the Family was also carried by about sixty U.S. television stations daily.[6] He founded the Family Research Council in 1981.


Dare to Discipline - (February 1977)
Bantam Books - ISBN 0-553-22841-2

Preparing for Adolescence - (07-23-1980)
Vision House - ISBN 0-88449-112-9

Dr. Dobson Answers Your Questions About Raising Children - (1982)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-0620-X

Emotions Can You Trust Them - (11-01-1984)
Bantam Books - ISBN 0-553-25751-X

Dr. Dobson Answers Your Questions about Feelings and Self-Esteem - (November 1986)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-0621-8

Parenting Isn't for Cowards Dealing Confidently With the Frustrations of Child-Rearing - (01-01-1987)
Word - ISBN 0-8499-0630-X

Bringing Up Boys Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men - (2002)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-5266-X

Bringing Up Girls: Practical Advice and Encouragement for Those Shaping the Next Generation of Women (2010)
Tyndale House - ISBN 978-1-77036-544-5

The Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide - (09-29-2000)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-5267-8

Dr. James Dobson on Parenting - (10-31-2004)
World Publishing - ISBN 0-88486-339-5

Life on the Edge - (10-24-2000)
Thomas Nelson - ISBN 0-8499-0927-9

Love for a Lifetime Building a Marriage That Will Go the Distance - (03-09-2004)
Multnomah Books - ISBN 1-59052-087-4

Love Must Be Tough New Hope for Families in Crisis - (04-16-2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1745-X

The New Dare to Discipline - (1996)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-0506-8

Hide or Seek - (02-01-2001)
Revell - ISBN 0-8007-5680-0

The New Strong-Willed Child - (2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1363-2

Parents' Answer Book - (10-01-2003)
Living Books - ISBN 0-8423-8716-1

Romantic Love How to Be Head Over Heels and Still Land on Your Feet - (January 2004)
Regal Books - ISBN 0-8307-3238-1

Solid Answers - (07-09-1997)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-0623-4

Stories of Heart and Home - (05-29-2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1747-6

Straight Talk to Men - (06-06-2000)
Thomas Nelson - ISBN 0-8499-4210-1

Straight Talk What Men Should Know, What Women Need to Understand - (09-26-1995)
Thomas Nelson - ISBN 0-8499-3858-9

The Strong-Willed Child - (September 1992)
Living Books - ISBN 0-8423-2335-X

Temper Your Child's Tantrums - (04-01-1986)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-6994-5

When God Doesn't Make Sense - (11-20-2001)
Living Books - ISBN 0-8423-7062-5

Books with others
The Focus on the Family Complete Book of Baby and Child Care - primary author Paul C. Reisser ; managing editor Melissa R. Cox ; editor Vinita Hampton Wright - (10-01-9991)
Tyndale House - ISBN 0-8423-3512-9. (Foreword)

Judicial Tyranny The New Kings of America - Sutherland, Mark I.; William J. Federer, Roy Moore, James Dobson, Alan Keyes, Ed Meese, Phyllis Schlafly, Matthew D. Staver, Alan Sears (07-04-2005)
Amerisearch - ISBN 0-9753455-6-7

Marriage Under Fire Why We Must Win This Battle Dobson - James C.; Shirley Dobson (04-16-2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1756-5

Night Light A Devotional for Couples - Dobson, James C.; Shirley Dobson (04-16-2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1749-2

Night Light for Parents A Devotional - Dobson, James C.; Shirley Dobson (04-20-2007)
Tyndale House - ISBN 1-4143-1751-4

Fatherless - Bruner, Kurt; James C Dobson (2013) - Faith Words - ISBN 978-1-4555-1311-6

Notable articles and reports
Dobson served on the committee that wrote the Meese Report on pornography

"Two Mommies Is One Too Many" - Dobson, James C. (2006-12-12) - Time - Retrieved 2008-06-21


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