February/March 2016
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In this Newsletter:
  • We're Hiring! Administrative Position
  • Prepare/Enrich Training
  • Non-Medication Ways to Treat Mental Health Issues
  • Little Things Count!
  • Where Have the Fathers Gone?
  • Managing Your Self-Talk
  • How Does God Treat Depression?
  • A Good Nights Sleep

We are looking for personable administrative help. We are looking for someone long term who can work late afternoons until 7:00 pm. M-Th 4:00 Friday (starting time flexible).

Prepare/Enrich Training

PREPARE/ENRICH is the leading relationship inventory and skill-building program used nationally and internationally. It is built on a solid research foundation and significantly improves a couple's relationship. PREPARE/ENRICH is custom tailored to a couple's relationship and provides couple exercises to build their relationship skills. ( read more)

Non-Medication Ways to Treat Biological Issues in Mental Health

The treatment of depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns, typically involves a multilevel plan of intervention. We typically address social, psychological, spiritual, and biological areas. The area of biological intervention is the focus of this particular article. (continued)


Little Things Count

As couples consider ways to improve their emotional connection and friendship, they typically put a focus on efforts that take some effort. Going out on dates, weekend trips, efforts to improve physical intimacy and attending marriage enrichment events, are all useful and effective ways to increase a couples' friendship. However, we often fail to recognize the cumulative effects of the very small interactions. In fact, healthy relationships are typically full of positive mini events. (read more)

Where Have the Fathers Gone?

The number one deficiency in our society today is Fatherhood. That's right. Quite simply, there are too many children and not enough fathers. You many ask "How can this be?" We all know where children come from. Every child has a father, right? WRONG! Every child has a Male Biological Contributor, but unfortunately, a decreasing number of children have Fathers. ( read more)
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Bowden McElroy, M.Ed. on behalf of
Christian Family Institute

Our Staff includes:
Dale R. Doty, Ph.D.
William B. Berman, Ph.D.
G. Bowden McElroy, M.Ed.
Eric L. Clements, M.S. 
Timothy D. Doty, Psy.D.
Krista Caveny, M.A.
Jennifer Giles, M.S.
Chris Giles, M.S.
Joseph James, Psy.D.