Rebel Parenting was founded by Ryan and Laura Dobson in 2016 after seeing the desperate need of so many parents and marriages who were struggling with intense issues. Ryan and Laura have a passion for helping marriages who are struggling with infidelity, addictions, lack of intimacy. They also have a passion to really talk about the things we are all struggling with as parents. They want to speak to the listening audience and validate the reality of our struggles while helping people to learn to stand in unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness.
A Safe Place for Imperfect Parents
Nobody is more keenly aware of what “failure” feels like than parents. Every day, our hard-fought and heart-felt efforts to shape, mold, nurture and love our kids challenge our wisdom, our intellect, our patience and sometimes even our marriages and our faith. Rebel Parenting is where it’s ok to be the parent you are while still working to be the parent you want to be.
There are billions of parents in the world, yet we often feel like we’re alone. At Rebel Parenting, you’ll find honest, real advice from parents who are trying—and sometimes failing—just like you are. It’s practical, tangible and born from the real struggles parents face.
Rebel Parenting is biblically-based, but not white-washed. We don’t condone a culture and a church that feigns perfection. We are broken people in need of healing. To pretend otherwise robs of us the support of community and the need for a Savior. Bring your questions and find answers. Bring your guilt and find grace. Bring your frustrations and find hope. To find freedom, sometimes you’ve got to start a rebellion.
Ryan Dobson is leading a rebellion not for the faint of heart. It’s a rebellion that fights for the hearts and souls of parents and families. Our culture has been tipped on its head over the past 20 years, and therefore the approach to helping families get healthy has to be profound. It was this mindset and understanding of culture that prompted Ryan and his wife, Laura, to found REBEL Parenting. Ryan has combined his natural abilities and passion for public speaking to significantly engage and challenge parents and families in every stage of life…but in a revolutionary way. NOTHING is "off the table." The old rules about "What you can & can't talk about" have been thrown out the window!! The state of marriage and parenting is in such a state that “leading a rebellion” may be the most effective way to bring healing and help. It is this atmosphere of total honestly, grace, truth and love that the messiness of this life can finds wholeness.
Ryan is no stranger to strengthening marriages and parents. He is a product of successful parenting, living a very public life as the son of America’s foremost family expert, author and radio broadcasting parenting specialist Dr. James Dobson. He launched his own radio broadcast with the purpose of “building passion and identity in Christ followers.” For two years running he had nearly 10 million listens. He then helped his dad found “Family Talk” and also served as the Vice President of the broadcast.
With that rich background, he left “Family Talk” to begin REBEL Parenting because “to impact a culture like ours, sometimes you have to start a REBELLION.” Why? Because marriage is hard, parenting is harder. The struggle is real. But, it’s always worth it. As Ryan has said, “The value of having a great marriage is beyond description. Being close with your kids beyond comparison.”