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FBC Eugene Marriage and Family Summit: handouts, helps and links

The following resources are provided to assist you in your pursuit of an improved and intimate marriage relationship. Family Plan Template Spreadsheet Couple’s  conversation cheat sheet Parents safe conversation sheet Planning Retreat Template To fall in love do this (great for … Continue reading

DSM 5 Resources and helpful links

Highlights of Changes from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM 5 Notes Handout for DSM 5 Update, Word Doc Allen Frances objections on timeline (2009) Financial ties between the DSM-IV and the pharmaceutical industry Concerns about Medicalization Shedding Light on the … Continue reading

What makes a successful child?

Some variation of this question is a key issue for almost every parent.  We guide our children, help them, discipline them, encourage them, redirect them and worry over them all with the hope of helping them have a good life. … Continue reading

Addicted to Distraction

I highly recommend this article in the New York Times by Tony Schwartz.  Although the details of your tech use might differ, there are several effective ideas for managing your digital interaction.

Arm yourself, not only on Thanksgiving, but everyday

It may surprise you to learn that I support open carry.  Read more here in the Sandy Post.

What do I do! Sibling Rivalry . . .

One of the most common concerns (and stress points) of any parent is when their kids fight between themselves.  Often this issue can be handled with some straightforward parenting tools.  Below are links to a powerpoint presentation that provides clear … Continue reading

Children and Poverty

Poverty is a scary word. It provokes images that frighten us at a base level: inadequate housing and deficits in the basic things – groceries, utilities, transportation. Certainly none of us want to live a life where we lack these … Continue reading

Statistics and Sustainable Marriage

As you are probably experiencing and aware of, as individuals and families we face an unprecedented pace of life and menu of options each day.  Pressures, some from the outside, and some created within ourselves, to manage it all, often … Continue reading

Debundled Parental Services

De-bundled Parental Services Recently I was attempting to make airlines reservations for my son to return to college. The web site indicated it was a “meal” flight. I was impressed, as I have not received a meal on a plane … Continue reading

Embracing the Digital Age

As individuals, parents and professionals we struggle in our use of technology. What was promised to simplify our lives often ends up demanding our attention. Below are links to help you consider how to use technology, rather than it using … Continue reading

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Parenting Column linked in "Our Blog" and
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Next Speaking Engagement

Don't miss our next speaking engagement on Feb 9th.
Hollis MacLean Wenzel and Dr. Dave Wenzel will be teaching "The Business of Counseling" at Western Seminary
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