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Year 2008


January 18, 2008
Chesapeake Energy
Oklahoma City, OK
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Techniques for High Performance in Stressful Situations"
Friday 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Living Well "Lunch & Learn Program"
6100 N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
405.848.3000

For more information contact: Bryan Jackson
405.879.1387


January 19 & 20, 2008
15th Annual Bridal Show Sponsored by ClearChannel Radio
Oklahoma City, OK
Carri & Gordon exhibiting services & products

Opportunities Unlimited provides:
Conferences, Coaching, Communication Skills Training & Counseling

Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies
8-part DVD Series w/comprehensive Study Guide

Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Northpark Mall
12100 N. May
Oklahoma City, OK 73120


February 9, 2008
4th Annual Bridal Fair Sponsored by News 9
Carri & Gordon exhibiting services & products
Carri on "Panel fo Experts" - 2:00 pm

Opportunities Unlimited provides:
Conferences, Coaching, Communication Skills Training & Counseling

Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies
8-part DVD Series w/comprehensive Study Guide

Saturday 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73102


February 15 & 16, 2008
FFPN - Family Friendly Partners Network
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Carri & Gordon speaking

Event Nine: "Non Nuclear Families"
Concordia University
4090 Geddes Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2797

Friday Session #1 - 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday Session #2 - 8:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday Session #3 - 8:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday Session #4 - 10:15 am to 11:45 am

Training to use:
Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies
8-part DVD Series w/comprehensive Study Guide

For more information contact: Ben Freudenberg
734.995.7348 / 602.750.2762 (cell)


February 27 - 29, 2008 (Wednesday)
Yorba Linda, California
Carri speaking & exhibiting

Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies
8-part DVD Series w/comprehensive Study Guide

2008 Family Ministry Summit
February 27 - March 1, 2007 (Wednesday through Friday)
Sponsored by NAFM
Yorba Linda Friends Church
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Using "Designing Dynamic Stepfamilies" Series
Friday, February 28th, 8:30 am - 9:10 am

For information & to register:
call Jack Hardcastle @ 325-673-4565
or email family@abilene.com


February 29, 2008 (Friday)
Oklahoma Marriage Initiative
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Gordon speaking

"Stepfamily Dynamics"
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Free Couples Communication Workshop 15
Merry Heart Guidance Center
9136 S. Walker Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
405.605.6552


March 7, 2008 (Friday)
Oklahoma Council on Family Relations
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Relationship Development in the Stepfamily: Fantasy vs. Reality"
10:00 to 11:15 am
Nigh University Center in the Heritage Room
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


March 10 & 12, 2008 (Monday & Wednesday)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
Monday March 10th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Wednesday March 12th, 4:30 pm to 5:45 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


April 7, 2008 (Monday)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Family Dynamics & Sexuality Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


April 18, (Friday)
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Spring Conference
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Grandparents as Parents: Impact on the Marriage Relationship"
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Dept. of Health Services
10:45 am to 12;00 pm

Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church
1020 N.E. 42nd
Oklahoma City, OK 73136

For information & to register:
call Claire Dowers-Nichols @ 405.552.4510
or email Claire.Dowers@OKDHS.com


May 3, 2008 (Saturday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Designing a Successful Remarriage: Blending a Family" Conference
8:30 am (registration) - 4:00 pm
Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
405.755.2227
No Charge / Lunch included
For information contact: Kelly at ext. 293 for additional information.
Agenda


June 27, 2008 (Friday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Intimacy in Marriage"
6:45 pm (Dinner) - 9:00 pm
"Married Life Live" Event
Westmoore Church
12609 S. Western
Oklahoma City, OK 73170

$25 per couple / Dinner included
For information contact: Pastor Kevin at 405.378.0100 for additiional information.


July 2 - 5, 2008 (Wednesday - Saturday)
San Francisco, California
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

Smart Marriages 12th Annual Conference

"Stepcouples: Me or the Kids??" (609)
(Teach out of the Box Program)
Saturday, July 5th, 10:00 - 11:30 am

After the fantasy of courtship, reality sets in - delivered by the kids, ex-spouses,money, and 'no time for us'. Teach couples to master the challenges and reclaim the territory. DVD/Video-based.

“ Remarriage Prep: The Second Time Around” (809)
(Teach out of the Box Program with PowerPoint Presentation)
Saturday, July 5th, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Learn how to identify your non-negotiable's - often overlooked in courtship - and the ten key areas of intimacy and trust, both so crucial to the success of any remarriage.”

At the Hilton San Francisco


July 12 - 13, 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Stepfamily Retreat for Couples (details)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
For information contact: Tony Russell


July 16, 2008 (Wednesday)
Oklahoma City, OK
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Family: God, Will I Survive?"
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Harrison Baptist Church
6300 NE 71st St
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
405.771.4232
For information contact: Ryland Moore


July 19, 2008 (Saturday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Thriving Marriage for Stepfamilies"
"All About Us" Tour (details)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
Register @ www.YourThrivingMarriage.com
or call Kristin at 877.435.8033


July 26 - 27, 2008 (Saturday & Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Retreat (details)
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
For information contact: Tony Russell


August 4 - 8, 2008 (Monday - Friday)
Phoenix, Arizona
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

Marriage & Family Ministry Conference
(Assoc of Marriage & Family Ministry)

"Preparing Couples for Remarriage" (405)
Wednesday, August 6th, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Preparing couples for remarriage is very different. We will address the key adjustment areas: children, finances, living arrangements and ex-spouses. You will learn how to guide a couple through developing "non-negotiables" - practical items that don't get discussed when "in love."

The participants will:
1. Learn to guide couples through remarriage preparation.
2. Address key adjustment areas such as children, finances, etc.
3. Identify "non-negotiables" in the areas of time, space, money and sex.
4. Define key areas of building intimacy and trust using the "intimacy ladder."


“ $tepcouple Finance$” Your$, Mine and Our$” (605)
Wednesday, August 6th, 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

Description: Remarriage amplifies the hazards of handling money in marriage. Moving too quickly to an "ours" can be dangerous without exploring the tangibles that are being brought together (assets, debts, possessions) and the intangibles (attitudes, control issues, styles and trust). Learn how to help remarried couples tackle this area.

The participants will:
1. Guide stepcouples through discussing finances (pre or post-marriage).
2. Explore with stepcouples the tangibles of financial planning: assets, debts, possessions, etc.
3. Address with stepcouples the intangibles impacting their financial planning: personal values, attitudes, power, control, and financial styles.
4. Share different models for handling stepfamily finances.

At the Arizona Grand Resort
Register for the Conference


Upcoming::

September 25 - 27, 2008
Carri speaking at NAFM (National Association of Family Ministers) Summit
Lifeway Christian Resources Headquarters
Nashville, TN

October 11, 2008
Carri speaking at NAFM Symposium
Concordia University
Ann Arbor, Michigan

March 4 - 6, 2009
Carri speaking at NAFM Summit
Pepperdine Universtiy
Malibu, CA