When you looked into your spouse's eyes on your wedding day, what did you imagine? Laughter and intimacy? Kids---and all the joy they bring? Ryan Dobson affirms this vision, while offering practical strategies for what to do when "real life" intrudes. Learn how your family can rise above adversity and pursue God's ideal.
When it comes to life, we want to get it right. As the only son of child and family psychologist Dr. James Dobson, Ryan Dobson grew up in the hot spotlight of what felt like Christian celebrity culture, with his dads proponents and opponents alike wanting to know if "Doc" actually practiced what he preached. As a teenager, Ryan was curious about that too: sure, his parents talked a good game, but would they back up their beliefs with action?
Like many adolescents, Ryan pushed the limits on his parents boundaries, seeing just how far theyd stretch. He questioned their faith, their rules, their values, and their "truth," determined to sort out life for himself. The journey wasnt a pretty one, but it was beneficial in the end. Because once Ryan held up his parents core principles to the intense gaze of scrutiny, he discovered how right theyd been.
In Wanting to Believe, Ryan discloses the key messages imparted to him by his folks, sensible parents wanting to pass down truth to a stubborn son, covering topics like faith, finances, responsibility, identity, marriage, parenting, and the power of our words. With irrepressible wit and wisdom, Ryan admits how he violated the hard-won lessons hed been handed . . . and how he wound up loving them as his own in the end. Through Ryans words, youll also discover that when what you preach is true, and when youre faithful to practice what you preach, you can more readily honor God with your life, which is the goal of every follower of Christ.
Ryan Dobson is the Vice President of Broadcast at Dr. James Dobsons Family Talk, where he and his father co-host a daily radio show. Ryan lives in Colorado with his wife, two children, two dogs, and seven chickens.