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    James Dobson Signing off Radio Show; Decision was ‘mutual’

    James Dobson Signing off Radio Show; Decision was ‘mutual’

    James Dobson is now 73 years old, and he his signing off the "Focus on the Family" radio show that he pioneered decades ago...

    Of course, Dobson has diminished his role over the past few years as part of his succession plan, having resigned as president at Focus back in 2003.

    Dobson will sign-off in February.

    It was a 'mutual decision', Dobson said, made by himself and the board.

    It's hard not to read into the 'mutual' part, but I won't.

    What do you think?  Will James Dobson leaving the Focus on the Family show have any impact on families in the US?  I'd love to hear your comments...



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    1. Clarence on Tue, November 03, 2009

      I listen to FotF every day via my iPhone.  I am a 31 year old father of 5. 

      I have great respect for the family teachings of Dr. Dobson.  However, he has made it very obvious over the years that he plans on making his transition out as easy as possible.

      The mutual part is obvious…  he’s ready, and they aren’t going to try and stop him. They are going to give him the right to leave on his terms. 

      Will be interesting to see what the next chapter of their radio program holds.  I hope they don’t fall into the trap and hire his son.  I’ve not been too impressed by him the few times he’s been on air. 

      This is just the natural transition that so many other organizations have to make, and we don’t see it much because the big leader usually falls due to some moral sin.  Love him or hate him… Dr. Dobson live’s what he preaches and teachse.

    2. Leonard on Tue, November 03, 2009

      God Bless him!  His ministry has helped me and many others for many years.

    3. bishopdave on Tue, November 03, 2009

      I agree with Clarence. Ministry should not be treated like the family business.

    4. Ronnie on Wed, November 04, 2009

      I thank Dr. Dobson for being a great blessing here in Malaysia, not only to Christians but Malaysians generally who listened to him speak at hypermarkets via the radio and other places using other means!

    5. Peter Hamm on Wed, November 04, 2009

      People who know me know I don’t agree with Dr. Dobson on everything, but what he’s given us over the past few decades is a marvelous legacy of a man who loves Jesus and loves others! Bravo to him!

      I think there are people who will be able to fill in the gap he leaves, but his shoes are mighty big to fill!

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