79+ James Dobson Quotes On Education, Bible And Family

Top 10 James Dobson Quotes (BEST)

  1. If homes are going to survive, it will be because husbands and fathers again place their families at the highest level on their system of priorities.
  2. There is nothing more important than parents passing on a generational legacy of faith and values to their children.
  3. Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
  4. The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they covered up.
  5. Can't you see the Creator of the universe, who understands every secret, every mystery, sitting patiently and listening to a four-year-old talk to Him? That's a beautiful image of a father.
  6. My legacy doesn't matter. It isn't important that I be remembered. It's important that when I stand before the Lord, he says, 'Well done, good and faithful servant.' I want to finish strong.
  7. Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.
  8. Trust involves letting go and knowing God will catch you.
  9. Morality and immorality are not defined by man's changing attitudes and social customs. They are determined by the God of the universe, whose timeless standards cannot be ignored with impunity.
  10. The final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life that will never end.

James Dobson Short Quotes

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  • Respect is intended to operate on a two-way street.
  • Extreme independence is as destructive to a relationship as total dependence.
  • Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.
  • Faith in God - life can never take you by surprise again.
  • It is our uniqueness that gives freshness and vitality to a relationship.
  • No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
  • Touching Hearts, Changing Lives.
  • Conceit is a weird disease - it makes everybody sick except the guy who has it.
  • My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.
  • Authority is God ordained, but authoritarianism and raw power, in almost all forms, is dangerous.

James Dobson Quotes On Family

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It is my view that our society can be no more stable than the foundation of individual family units upon which it rests. Our government, our institutions, our schools...indeed, our way of life are dependent on healthy marriages and loyalty to the vulnerable little children around our feet. — James Dobson

Barring a miracle, the family that has existed since antiquity will likely crumble, presaging the fall of Western civilization itself. This is a time for concerted prayer, divine wisdom and greater courage than we have ever been called upon to exercise. — James Dobson

Homosexuals can be, you know, committed to each other. And they have freedom to behave in the ways that they do, but they cannot be a family. They cannot be married. I mean, virtually every culture in the history of the world has considered marriage to be between one woman and one man. — James Dobson

If traditional marriage is not the law of the land, the institution of the family will cease to exist. — James Dobson

It is impossible to overstate the need for prayer in the fabric of family life. — James Dobson

James Dobson Quotes On Parenting

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By learning to yield to the loving authority of his parents, a child learns to submit to other forms of authority which will confront him later in his life — his teachers, school principal, police, neighbors and employers. — James Dobson

A child identifies his parents with God, whether or not the adults want that role. Most children 'see' God the way they perceive their earthly fathers. — James Dobson

A boy or girl who knows that love abounds at home will not resent well-deserved punishment. One who is unloved or ignored will hate any form of discipline. — James Dobson

When these parenting years have passed, something precious will have flickered and gone out of my life. Thus, I am resolved to enjoy every day that remains in this fathering era. — James Dobson

James Dobson Quotes On Marriage

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One of the first things you and your fiance need to develop is a meaningful prayer life even before the wedding. My wife, Shirley, and I did that, and the time we have spent on our knees has been the stabilizing factor throughout nearly forty years of marriage. — James Dobson

A good marriage is not one where perfection reigns: it is a relationship where a healthy perspective overlooks a multitude of "unresolvables." — James Dobson

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and halfway closed there after. — James Dobson

I'm certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them. — James Dobson

Here's why I cannot vote for Rudy Giuliani. He's pro-abortion. He's never repudiated gay marriage in New York City or at least the civil unions in New York City. He's called a champion of gay rights. Rudy is opposed to school choice. He's in favor of open borders. — James Dobson

Homosexuals are not monogamous. They want to destroy the institution of marriage. It will destroy marriage. It will destroy the Earth. — James Dobson

James Dobson Famous Quotes And Sayings

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[P]ain is a marvelous purifier. . . It is not necessary to beat the child into submission; a little bit of pain goes a long way for a young child. However, the spanking should be of sufficient magnitude to cause the child to cry genuinely. — James Dobson

Some strong-willed children absolutely demand to be spanked, and their wishes should be granted. Two or three stinging strokes on the legs or buttocks with a switch are usually sufficient to emphasize the point, 'You must obey me.' — James Dobson

Tell me why it is that a toddler will gag over a perfectly wonderful breakfast of ham, eggs, biscuits, juice, and jelly. But then he will enthusiastically drink the dog's water and play in the toilet. Truly, he is his mother's greatest challenge...; and her most inexpressible joy. — James Dobson

Joy comes form knowing God loves me, knows who I am and where I'm going ... that my future is secure as I rest in Him. — James Dobson

If you're going through difficult times today, hold steady. It will change soon. If you are experiencing smooth sailing and easy times now, brace yourself. It will change soon. The only thing you can be certain of is change. — James Dobson

God's Heart is especially tender toward the downtrodden and the defeated. He knows your name and He has seen every tear you have shed. — James Dobson

Behavior runs in deep channels that were cut during early childhood, and it is very difficult to alter them. In order to change a deeply ingrained pattern, you have to build a sturdy dam, dig another canal and reroute the river in the new direction. That effort is rarely successful over the long haul. — James Dobson

One of the problems with sex education... is that it also strips kids - especially girls - of their modesty to have every detail of anatomy, physiology and condom usage made explicit. — James Dobson

There are very few certainties that touch us all in this mortal experience, but one of the absolutes is that we will experience hardship and stress at some point. — James Dobson

We human beings can survive the most difficult of circumstances if we are not forced to stand alone. — James Dobson

God has called us to be His representatives in our nation and in our world. Select candidates who represent your views and work for their election. — James Dobson

Traditional Judeo-Christian values literally hang in the balance in America. They can be 'forgotten' in a single generation if they are not taught to children and teenagers... It could happen here if we don't defend what we believe. — James Dobson

It will always hurt to be laughed at, snubbed, ignored or attacked by others. But I would remind you that the human personality grows through adversity, provided it is not crushed in the process. — James Dobson

We Americans are living a lifestyle of exhaustion. We don't have time for ourselves, much less for each other and our children. — James Dobson

You have to work to keep love alive; you have to protect it and maintain it, just like you would a delicate flower. — James Dobson

Clearly, the Scripture tells us that we lack the capacity to grasp God's infinite mind or the way He intervenes in our lives. How arrogant of us to think otherwise! Trying to analyze His omnipotence is like an amoeba attempting to comprehend the behavior of man. — James Dobson

Clearly, unless the Lord chooses to explain Himself to us, which often He does not, His motivation and purposes are beyond the reach of mortal man. What this means in practical terms is that many of our questions - especially those that begin with the word 'why' - will have to remain unanswered for the time being. — James Dobson

When you let people put you up on a pedestal, you step one step in any direction, and you're going to go down. — James Dobson

If a woman plans to terminate her pregnancy, she commonly refers to the life within her as the 'fetus'. But if she intends to deliver and love and care for the little child, she affectionately calls him 'my baby'. — James Dobson

To those who say Ted Bundy should burn forever in eternity I would only say, so should I, so should all of us. — James Dobson

Although individual temperaments vary, boys are designed to be more assertive, audacious, and excitable than girls are. — James Dobson

If you let a child know that you think he is lazy, sloppy, untruthful, unpleasant, and thoughtless, he'll probably prove you are right. Obviously, it is much better to make him stretch to reach a positive image than stoop to match one at ground level. — James Dobson

Real crying usually lasts two minutes or less, but may continue for five. After that point, the child is merely complaining... I would require him to stop the protest crying, usually by offering him a little more of whatever caused the original tears. — James Dobson

I don't blame homosexuals for being angry when people say they've made a choice to be gay because they don't. — James Dobson

Loving discipline encourages a child to respect other people and live as a responsible, constructive citizen. — James Dobson

Love is not simply a feeling of romantic excitement; it is more than a desire to marry a potential partner; it goes beyond intense sexual attraction; it exceeds the thrill at having "captured" a highly desirable social prize. Real love is an expression of the deepest appreciation for another human being; it is awareness of his or her needs and longings- past, present and future. It is unselfish, giving and caring. — James Dobson

Don't throw away your friendship with your teenager over behavior that has no great moral significance. There will be plenty of real issues that require you to stand like a rock. Save your big guns for those crucial confrontations. — James Dobson

If two men or two women can marry, then there is no way a court could deny three men and two women or any combination thereof. — James Dobson

We are so busy giving our children what we never had that we forget to give them what we did have. — James Dobson

The United States has been from the beginning greatly influenced and primarily influenced by the Judeo-Christian system of values. — James Dobson

God does not need our money. But you and I need the experience of giving it — James Dobson

It is deeply moving, powerful, and disturbing. A film that must be seen. — James Dobson

Communities do not let prostitutes, pedophiles, voyeurs, adulterers, and those who sexually prefer animals to publicly celebrate their lifestyles, so why should homosexuals get such privileges? — James Dobson

Show me a husband who keeps his thoughts to himself, and I will show you a frustrated wife. — James Dobson

The universe and everything in it will someday pass away and be made new by the Creator. Therefore, the events of today that seem so important are not really very significant, except for those matters that will survive the end of the universe. — James Dobson

My dad and I hunted and fished together. How could I get angry at this man who took the time to be with me? — James Dobson

The Lord doesn't always remove the sources of stress in our lives...but He's always there and cares for us. We can feel His arms around us on the darkest night. — James Dobson

Those who are the happiest are not neccessarily those for whom life has been easiest. — James Dobson

A disturbing prospect looms before us as Americans consider the possibility of a second term for President Barack Obama. Millions of conservatives who revere the Constitution, with its guarantees of freedom and limited government, have watched with alarm as the campaign season has unfolded. — James Dobson

The right to criticize must be earned, even if the advice is constructive in nature. — James Dobson

Children represent God's most generous gift to us. — James Dobson

Those who control what young people are taught, and what they experience - what they see, hear, think, and believe - will determine the future course for the nation. — James Dobson

I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances. — James Dobson

I cannot, and will not, vote for Senator John McCain, as a matter of conscience. — James Dobson

Life Lessons by James Dobson

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  1. James Dobson's work emphasizes the importance of strong family values and the need for parents to be actively involved in their children's lives.
  2. He emphasizes the importance of communication, both between parents and children and within the family, in order to foster healthy relationships and promote emotional well-being.
  3. He also stresses the importance of discipline and structure, as well as the need for parents to set boundaries and provide guidance for their children.

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