The Gazette | Tim Clinton joins Family Talk ministry

Tim Clinton, a Virginia-based counselor, therapist and college professor, has joined Focus on the Family founder James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry.

Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors and executive director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lynchburg, Va.

“For years I’ve watched Dr. Dobson standing strong for what he believes,” Clinton said during a May 8 “Family Talk” broadcast. “What I appreciate most is his strength in response to criticism from the secular and liberal culture. He is unmovable. For Dr. Dobson, it has always been more about addressing the pace, the pain and the pressures of modern-day life and lifting up the family with psychologically sound, biblically-based teaching.”

Clinton will serve as executive director and dean of education for the James Dobson Family Institute, “dedicated to the preservation of the family for future generations,” per a news release.

JDFI oversees the “Family Talk” nationally syndicated radio broadcast and associated communication channels; the Dobson Digital Library, an innovative online database that houses Dobson’s writings, lectures, film series and radio broadcasts; the Dobson Education Center; and the Dobson Public Policy Center.

Clinton will be co-host on “Family Talk,” started by Dobson in 2010. in addition to other responsibilities.

During the May 8 broadcast, Dobson said: “My doctors tell me I am in excellent health, but our time here is finite, and only God knows what the plan is. As faithful servants and good stewards, we must prepare by developing strong leadership and a clear plan so that those who are left behind and those who continue to have this responsibility are prepared to ensure measured expansion and linear integration for a more effective and sustainable ministry.”

Clinton has written 20 books, including his latest, “Breakthrough: When to Give In, When to Push Back,” and works with Christian leaders and professional athletes.

Dobson and Clinton, friends for more than 25 years, will work together to provide programs and teaching materials for marriages and parenting.

“What pleases me the most is that Dr. Clinton and I see eye to eye on the family … on everything,” Dobson said. “We get our information, our love for family and the younger generation from the Scripture. It’s rare to find a professional in this field who is in sync with me on these issues, and we have found one.”

Dobson is no longer affiliated with Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, the conservative Christian organization he founded in 1977. He resigned in 2010 to found “Family Talk,” which is based in Colorado Springs. It is broadcast on the radio and online throughout the U.S.

Read more at Tim Clinton joins Family Talk ministry.