Wanting to Believe
In a time when half of all marriages - even Christian ones - end in divorce, how do couples maintain the joy they hoped for when they first said "I do"? Ryan Dobson sets out how to achieve what we...
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In a time when half of all marriages - even Christian ones - end in divorce, how do couples maintain the joy they hoped for when they first said "I do"? Ryan Dobson sets out how to achieve what we - and God - deeply desire for families in a culture that often tears them down.
We all want an extraordinary family. When you looked into your future spouse's eyes while reciting your wedding vows, images of every good thing a marriage could bring raced through your brain. Laughter and intimacy. Inside jokes only the two of you get. Kids and all the joy that comes from a family! But reality paints an entirely different picture. Half of all marriages end in divorce. Modern culture assaults our kids with messages that terrify us. And yet, we still long for the extraordinary. But is it even possible? Ryan Dobson not only says it is he believes it's easier than you think. Ryan was raised in the public spotlight as the son of the world's foremost marriage and family expert Dr. James Dobson. He knows firsthand the challenges couples and families face today.
In Extraordinary Family, this passionate husband and father lays out the planning, practice, prayer and promise that it takes to achieve what we, and God, deeply desires for families in a culture that fights to tear them down. It can sound overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.
Ryan Dobson 's hands-on knowledge of youth culture and speaking experience have propelled him to the forefront of today's younger generation. The son of James and Shirley Dobson, Ryan travels extensively, speaking more than 100 times a year at events ranging from youth camps to crisis pregnancy center fundraisers. Ryan is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in communications and lives in southern California, where he loves to surf Orange County 's top beaches and skateboard with friends.