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Year 2009


RADIO INTERVIEWS

January 2, 2009
KBRT Radio, Talk froim the Heart, Los Angeles, CA
4:00 pm (PT) 60 minutes live

January 12, 2009
FamilyNet Radio, Mornings, Atlanta, GA
7:38 am (ET) 12 minutes live

January 19, 2009
KGFT Radio, Life Today, Colorado Springs, CO
9:30 am (MT) 90 minutes live

January 26, 2009
WMUZ Radio, The Bob Dutko Show, Detroit, MI
1:35 pm (ET) 30 minutes live

February 2, 2009
The Debbie Chavez Show,
Bellingham, WA
11:00 am (PT) 1 hour live

February 2, 2009
USA Radio Network, Christian Interest News, Dallas, TX
3:00 pm (CT) 10 minutes taped

February 3, 2009
KNEO Radio, The Author's Corner, Neosho, MO
11:00 am (CT) 15 minutes live

February 6, 2009
KFUO Radio, The Afternoon Show, St. Louis, MO
3:30 pm (CT) 30 minutes live

February 23, 2009
WWJC Radio, Northland Notebook, Duluth, MN
10:30 am (CT) 30 minutes live

February 24, 2009
WAFG Radio, Vocal Point, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
12:30 pm (ET) 90 minutes live

March 20, 2009
WPOS Radio, Lightline, Holland, OH
12:15 pm (ET) 30 minutes taped

March 24, 2009
KAJN Radio, Cajun Talk, Crowley, LA
11:00 am (CT) 10 minutes taped

April 8, 2009
CJCA, The Morning Show, Alberta, Canada
8:30 am (CT) 30 minutes live

July 27, 2009
My Expert Solultions.com, Children of Divorce & Stepfamilies, with Dr. Kevin Skinner
9:00 am (MT) 60 minutes live

August 11, 2009 - taped
Carri speaking
Lutheran Radio/"Woman to Woman"
Date & Time for airing to be announced


TELEVISION INTERVIEWS

TBN - KTBO Channel 14 - Oklahoma City
Carri & Gordon
"Economy: Effects on the Family"

January 1 at 2:30 am
January 2 at 12:00 pm
January 3 at 2:30 am

TBN - KTBO Channel 14 - Oklahoma City
Carri & Gordon
"Family: Communication Problems"
January 5 at 10:30 am
January 6 at 2:30 am
January 8 at 2:30 am
January 9 at 12:00 pm
Jaunary 10 at 2:30 am

FAMILY NET "In Touch Ministries" - Atlanta, GA
Carri
"Children of Divorce" The Tough Truth"
April 15, 2009 at 11:00 am (ET)

WATC TV "Atlanta Live" - Atlanta, GA
Carri
"Children of Divorce" The Tough Truth"
April 15, 2009 at 7:00 pm (ET)


PERSONAL APPEARANCES

January 30 & 31, 2009
FFPN - Family Friendly Partners Network
Battle Creek, Nebraska
Carri & Gordon speaking

Event Nine: "Non Nuclear Families"
St. John's Lutheran Church
306 S Second
Battle Creek NE 68715
402.675.3155

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)


March 4 & 11, 2009 (Wednesdays)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
Part 1 / Wednesday March 4th, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Part 2 / Wednesday March 11th, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


March 6, 2009 (Friday)
Oklahoma Council on Family Relations
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

“What Makes a Healthy Family"
8:30 am - 10:00 am / Keynote Presentation
Nigh University Center in the Heritage Room
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034

We will contrast commonalities and differences between traditional and non-traditional contemporary family types; physically, emotionally, and sexually.


March 9 & 30, 2009 (Mondays)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
Part 1 / Monday March 9th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
Part 2 / Monday March 30th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


May 1 - 3, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Crossings Community Church
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Remarriage: A Seminar for the Remarrying Couple"
Fri: 6:30 pm - Registration / Session 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - Breakfast / Session 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 8:30 am - Breakfast / Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
405.755.2227

Preparing and/or redesigning your relationship for success. Beat the odds and prevent re-divorce.

Few challenges in life are more difficult than bringing the pieces of broken families together. Past hurts, high hopes, pre-existing relationships, and different backgrounds can make this task incredibly tough.

This is a marriage where one or both bring one or more children of any age; whether or not they live with the married couple.

Knowing what to expect and what is “normal” for a stepfamily can reduce the pressure of unrealistic expectations. Understanding the territory and the skills required to negotiate the journey can facilitate the new family's development and promote lasting success.

Areas covered:

This weekend is for those with children in the following situations:


June 18 - 20, 2009
Carri speaking at NAFM Summit
"Non-Nuclear Families: Impact of Divorce and Remarriage"
Pepperdine Universtiy
Malibu, CA

Stop the cycle of divorce and remarriage by understanding stepfamily dynamics. First marriages are “apples” and subsequent marriages are “oranges.” This hidden population in your church will not surface unless acknowledged. Most impacted are the children. Learn the important differences in relationship development, discipline, handling finances, etc. in order to prevent re-divorce.

June 27 - 28, 2009 (Saturday & Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Stepfamily Retreat for Couples
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
For information and registration: click here and then click on EVENTS. Scroll down to the event.
Further questions contact: Kali Bowles


July 6 - 12, 2009 (Saturday - Friday)
Orlando, Florida
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

Smart Marriages 13th Annual Conference

"Stepcouples: Me or the Kids??" (409)
(Teach out of the Box Program)
Saturday, July 5th, 10:00 am - 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.

“Parenting Grandchildren (518)
Saturday, July 5th, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Six million kids are being raised by grandparents. Teach couples how to realign roles, lifestyles, finances, and retirement expectations and enjoy their marriage while raising incredible kids.

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

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

At the Shingle Creek Resort


July 18, 2009 (Saturday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Forever for Real for Stepfamilies"
Stepfamilies are unique & challenging. Come & learn the major differences between first families and stepfamilies, and be guided through the complexity of developing new steprelationships. Communication skills are the key to a successful remarriage & stepfamily.

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Moore Norman Technology Center
South Penn Campus
Oklahoma City, OK

For information contact: Alicia Clark


July 25, 2009 (Saturday)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Forever for Real for Stepfamilies"
Stepfamilies are unique & challenging. Come & learn the major differences between first families and stepfamilies, and be guided through the complexity of developing new steprelationships. Communication skills are the key to a successful remarriage & stepfamily.

9:30 Registration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Family & Children's Services
650 S. Peoria
Tulsa, OK

For information contact: Amanda Carter


August 3 - 7, 2009 (Monday - Friday)
Phoenix, Arizona
Carri & Gordon speaking & exhibiting

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

"Remarriage Preparation: Helping Couples Beat the Odds" (306)
August 4 (Tuesday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Predictable hot issues that cause stepfamily crisis are: stepparenting, the couple relationship, and finances. First marriages are “apples,” second marriages are “oranges.” Counseling stepcouples from the wrong paradigm will create more problems. Learn easy-to-use tools to identify the crisis, provide the right information, calm the crisis, and normalize their relationship development.

Learning Objectives. The participants will:
1. Understand parenting in the stepfamily.
2. Understand how the stepcouple relationship develops and functions.
3. Recognize different stepcouple financial models.
4. Increase your competence to handle stepfamily crisis.

"Stepfamily 911: Crisis Intervention for Stepcouples" (406)
August 5 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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."

Learning Objectives. The participants will:
1. Understand the importance of “non-negotiables.”
2. Understand the important principles for successful stepfamily development.
3. Discover ten (10) areas of “intimacy” to develop in a relationship and how to build trust.
4. Increase your ability to conduct re-marriage preparation workshops.

At the Arizona Grand Resort


September 12, 2009 (Saturday & Sunday)
Hugo, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Blended Family Training
Hugo Lake Hospitality House
8:30 am - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Conference - Lunch included
For information contact: Pam Wough

September 20, 2009 (Sunday)
Guthrie, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Retreat
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative (OMI)
For information and registration: click here and then click on EVENTS. Scroll down to the event.
Furher questions contact: Kali Bowles

Carri & Gordon speaking from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Session repeated from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm


September 26, 2009 (Saturday)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Forever for Real for Stepfamilies" Part 2
In this one-day program, we will cover finances, stepparenting skills, the stepcouple relationship, and additional communication techniques to help strengthen your stepfamily. Come if you attended our first program or if you're new to our events for couples in stepfamilies!

9:30 am Registration
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Information & Registration
For additional information contact: Alicia Clark


October 3, 2009 (Saturday)
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

"Stepfamily Dynamics for Professionals"
Information presented: differences between stepfamilies and first marriage intact families, major factors contributing to re-divorce, stepparenting that works, handling money & possessions, and understanding the development of the stepcouple relationship.

8:30 am Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CPE's will be offered.
Information & Registration


October 10, 2009 (Saturday)
Pomona, California
Carri & Gordon speaking (along with others)

AMFM (Assoc. of Marriage & Family Ministries) Local Conference
"Marriage Ministry" - Eric & Jennifer Garcia, Co-Founders of AMFM
"Family Ministry" - Jeff Thibault, Marriage & Family Pastor at North Bible Church
"Single Parents, Remarriage & Stepfamilies" - Carri & Gordon Taylor

9:00 am to 5:00 pm - includes Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Pomona First Baptist
586 N Main St.
Pomona, CA 91768
Online Registration

Details/Flyer
Reasons to Attend


October 29 - 31, 2009 (Saturday)
Orlando, FL
Carri & Gordon speaking

Fight for the Family Conference
Orange County Convention Center

Taylors speaking Saturday, October 31st from 9:30 - 10:30 am
"Remarriage & Stepparenting"

Information and Registration


November 9 & 16, 2009 (Mondays)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
Part 1 / Monday November 9th, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Part 2 / Monday November 16th, 11:00 am - 12;15 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034


November 18, 2009 (Wednesday)
University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Carri & Gordon speaking

Contemporary American Families Class: "Stepfamily Dynamics"
4:30 pm to 7:15 pm
University of Central Oklahoma
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034