There is nothing more important than parents passing on a generational legacy of faith and values to their children.

— James Dobson

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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.


Don't marry the person you think you can live with;

marry only the individual you think you can't live without.


The footsteps a child follows are most likely to be the ones his parents thought they covered up.


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.


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.


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.


Marriage succeeds only as lifetime commitment with no escape clauses.


[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.


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.'


Trust involves letting go and knowing God will catch you.


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.


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.


About James Dobson

Quotes 79 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Psychologist
Birthday October 16

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


Respect is intended to operate on a two-way street.


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.


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


Extreme independence is as destructive to a relationship as total dependence.


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.


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.


Faith in God - life can never take you by surprise again.


Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes.


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.


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.


We Americans are living a lifestyle of exhaustion.

We don't have time for ourselves, much less for each other and our children.


Conceit is a weird disease - it makes everybody sick except the guy who has it.


Touching Hearts, Changing Lives.


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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'.


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


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


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.


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


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.