When Family Falls Apart – James Dobson on “Fatherless”

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Dr James Dobson has been one of the most recognized and influential evangelical Christian American leaders for over three decades. With a doctorate in child development from USC, he developed extremely popular parenting books and videos, and founded Focus on the Family in 1977. Through his organizational leadership, through his writings and radio broadcasts, and through his [Read More...]

Showing Grace When Evangelical Leaders Speak Intemperately

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Recent comments in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, from the likes of Mike Huckabee and James Dobson, among others, have evoked an impassioned conversation on the public representation of evangelicals and how evangelicals best engage the culture.  A few pieces offered here on this blog have addressed that conversation — and [Read More...]

Christ Before the Cause: The Rise of a New Evangelical Politics

Peter-Wehner

Peter Wehner’s recent guest post here at Philosophical Fragments — “The Callous Theology of James Dobson“– was shared on Facebook and Twitter over 40,000 times. It helped to provoke an important conversation about the Christian response to the Sandy Hook school massacre and the responsibilities of those who represent evangelical opinion in the public marketplace [Read More...]

The Callous Theology of James Dobson

Peter Wehner

When I received this piece from Peter Wehner, I wanted to publish it right away — and the fastest way to do so is as a guest post.  For those who don’t know, Pete has been one of the leading evangelicals in Washington for a long time now.  He served in the Reagan and George [Read More...]

Yes, Your Child is Difficult

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How do you know when your child is truly a difficult child, and how do you know when you’re just complaining about the ordinary burdens of parenting? My wife recently penned a reflection on Dr. James Dobson’s The Strong-Willed Child and Dobson’s recent filming, which she attended in San Diego, of an updated series of videos on [Read More...]


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