In November 2022, Frank Pavone was notified by the Vatican that he had been defrocked and officially removed from the priesthood. As a result, he could no longer be referred to as "Father" or publicly celebrate Mass in Catholic churches. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson and Pavone discussed the implications of his removal and why he now has a renewed interest and commitment to fight for the sanctity of life. 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
In 1999, Carol Kent was living a happy life with her husband, Gene, until they received a phone call at 12:35 a.m. that changed everything. Their son, Jason, a promising Naval Academy graduate, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. After he received a life sentence without parole, Carol discovered what it meant to live between a rock and a hard place. On today's edition of Family Talk, Carol shares that, like the Apostle Paul who asked for the thorn in his flesh to be removed, God's grace is sufficient for her too.
Fathers have a crucial role as the head of their households: to love and cherish their wives, and guide and prepare their children for life. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson continues his interview with Dr. Charles Crismier on the subject of his book, Hearts of the Fathers: Leaving a Legacy that Lasts. Dr. Crismier emphasizes that fathers cannot delegate their spiritual obligation to the pastor, youth minister, or Sunday School teacher. The responsibility to disciple his children falls squarely on his shoulders, as their dad. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
In Malachi 4:6, God says He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers. But how will He do that? On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. Charles Crismier, author of Hearts of the Fathers: Leaving a Legacy that Lasts, insists there is only one way that will happen. If the hearts of Christian fathers are turned back to their Heavenly Father, only then will these newly equipped dads be able to model that kind of love to their kids.
With the ongoing gender indoctrination in public school classrooms, the allowance of biological males in women's sports, and the deadly abortion pill now available in pharmacies and through the US mail, there is an all-out war on women. On today's edition of Family Talk, Penny Young Nance, CEO and president of Concerned Women for America, urges Christian women to stand up for truth in the public square and vote with their purses. In a culture that has gone mad, now is the time to speak the Lord's absolute truth in love.
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