Relevant Pioneer Quotes


“Every description given to us in Scripture depicts God as infinitely loving and kind, tenderly watching over His earthly children and guiding the steps of the faithful.  He speaks of us as “the people of His pasture, the flock under His care” (Psalm 95: 7).  This great love led Him to send His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for our sin, that we might escape the punishment we deserve.  He did this because He “so loved” the world (John 3: 16).”

– James Dobson, When God Doesn’t Make Sense (1993)











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James C. Dobson, Ph.D., is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a non-profit, multimedia organization with a global reach

  • The initial inspiration for Focus was conceived in the 1960s, at which time Dr. Dobson was completing his Ph.D. in child development at the University of Southern California
  • He joined the faculty of Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and, in 1970, became associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine
  • Over the next several years as Dr. Dobson authored his first several books, he became increasingly concerned about the breakdown of the traditional family and its negative effects on the culture at large
  • In 1977, Dr. Dobson left Children’s Hospital and the USC School of Medicine to launch Focus on the Family 1