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The following articles and slide presentations are by Bahamian, Barrington H. Brennen MA Rel., MA Coun., NCP, BCCP, JP, a specialist in relationships.  He is a marriage and family therapist, counseling psychologist, nationally certified psychologist, Board Certified Clinical Psychotherapist (USA) an ordained minister of the gospel, a marriage officer and a Justice of the Peace for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.   These articles are designed to provide insight, inspiration, restoration, information and healing for individuals and relationships.  If you are single, married, divorced, homosexual, heterosexual, lonely or happy, there is something here to encourage you and to help you "smile again."     Brennen   BIO
 

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    New Article(s)   Wednesday, April 02, 2014

  1. Must They Change

  2. Homosexuality and the Church

  3. Abortion: Freedom or Misery

  

    Relationships Romantic Relationships, Dating, Marriage, Engagement

  1. Habits Used By Successful Couples

  2. Lord, Please Give Me A Good Husband

  3. Oxytocin and the Twenty-Second Hug

  4. You Cannot Have Peace in Your Marriage

  5. Too Old for Sex

  6. To Young to Love

  7. No Digital Affairs with Christmas

  8. The Ultimate Betrayal

  9. Smoke-Free Marriages

  10. Honey, I Appreciate You

  11. Seat Belts and Marriage

  12. Kiss Me Please A Remake

  13. Divorce Up 700%

  14. Is Marriage On the Decline?

  15. The Do List for Married Couples

  16. She Has A Right to Know

  17. The Marriage Duet

  18. Blood Is Thicker Than Water

  19. Essentials of Marriage Preparation

  20. Intimate Partner Violence Quiz

  21. Tell The World You Are Getting Married

  22. ONLINE QUESTIONS:  What Kind of Woman Do You Want?

  23. What to Do On Valentines Day?

  24. Romantic Make-Over

  25. Honey, Let's Talk 

  26. Intellectual Intimacy 

  27. Spiritual Intimacy  

  28. Marriage and Divorce in the Bahamas

  29. Infidelity: Game or Sin? Part II

  30. Infidelity: Game or Sin?

  31. I Lost My Breasts And My Husband

  32. Marriage & Divorce & Live Births Statistics  Updated November 19, 2007

  33. Compulsory Pre-Marriage Health Certificate Needed  PDF FORMAT

  34. The Couple that Eats Johnny Cake Sticks Together (Sermon).  PDF Format

  35. The Secret of 51 Golden Years (Article)  PDF Format

  36. The Four Women In My Life

  37. Is Commitment Enough?  Part 2

  38. Is Commitment Enough?

  39. The Fire is Gone Out - When the Sex Drive is Dead

  40. Nurturing a Long Distance Relationship

  41. Opposite or Complementary?

  42. Don't Be Fooled, Flowers Aren't Enough

  43. Spicy and Sweet Month

  44. Making Weddings Sacred Once More - Part Two

  45. Making Weddings Sacred Once More - Part One

  46. Marital Conflict Seminar Handout

  47. The Golden Era of Marriage

  48. The Greatest of These Is Love

  49. A Perfect Marriage is Possible  PDF Format

  50. Forgive Him?!  No Way!

  51. Getting Married for the Wrong Reasons

  52. Love Makes No Demands

  53. When Loving You Is Destroying Me

  54. Dating Games

  55. Secret Ingredients for a Spicy Marriage

  56. Honey, Love Alone Will Not Do

  57. Is Your Lover Loving You?

  58. Wealth, Success, or Love?

  59. I Now Pronounce You "Man and Wife."

  60. Favoritism Destroys Families and Nations 

  61. How Do I know I the Shoe Fits?

  62. My Sweet Valentine 

  63. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 1994

  64. Kiss Me Please A Remake 2009

  65. Honey, What do You What to do Tonight? 

  66. Time is Your Best Friend 

  67. I have Rights too, Baby"    

  68. How to Handle Conflicts   

  69. Marital Conflict Seminar Handout

  70. Toxic Intimacy

  71. Guidelines for Fighting With Your Spouse  PDF

 

Forgiveness

  1. Forgive Instantly.  Trust Slowly

  2. Forgiveness is an Ugly Beast   2013

  3. Forgive Him?!  No Way! 

 

 

Music

  1. Classical Music Everywhere

  2. Classical Music Can Reduce Crime

  3. Music and the Quality of Life

  4. Music, the Brain and Your Health

  5. The Junkanoo Pains     PDF Format  

  6. Junkanoo Isn't Enough

 

 

 

 

Pornography 

  1. The Porn Craze

  2. Pornography and Censorship  

 

    Sexual Relationships

  1. Is Sex Dirty or Sinful

  2. When A Man is Raped Part 2

  3. When A Man Is Raped Part 1

  4. From Subordination to Equality in Christ By Annick Brennen

  5. Abortion

  6. The Ultimate Betrayal

  7. Why Should I Not Have Sex Before Marriage

  8. Sexual Harassment

  9. Rape is Not Sex

  10. My Husband Raped Me

  11. Do Not Touch the Hips

  12. Keep You Hands Off

  13. Innocent or Guilty?

  14. We Need Healing In Our Church   (Part One)

  15. How to Help A Wounded Pastor  ( Part Two)

  16. Sexual Abuse Prevention & Healing Seminar for People in Power

  17. Marital Rape, Myth or Reality

  18. Sex and Driving  Article for Monday June 21, 2004 in the Nassau Guardian

  19. Sex In The Forbidden Zone - Part IV "Wounded Men   PDF FORMAT  New

  20. Sex In The Forbidden Zone - Part III "Wounded WomenPDF Format

  21. Sex In the Forbidden Zone - Part II  PDF Format

  22. Sex In The Forbidden Zone - Part I  PDF Format

  23. Sex and Driving 

  24. I prefer Experienced Men

  25. The Man I am Pregnant For Isn't My Husband - Part 1   Part  2

  26. Releasing Sexual Tension -   Part 2  

  27. Dangerous Sexual Secrets  Written May 1, 2002

 

 

      Roles in Marriage

  1. She Is Not Your Helper

  2. Wives are not Maids

  3. Fixing the Testosterone and Sharing the Power

  4. Leadership is the Top Stumbling Block in Marriage

  5. ONLINE QUESTIONS:  What Kind of Woman Do You Want?

  6. Anymore Good Women Available?  PDF Format

  7. The Budget Debate  PDF Format

  8. The Sample Budget and Guidelines

  9. The Unwanted Virtuous Woman  PDF Format

  10. The Unwanted Virtuous Man  PDF Format

  11. Lord Please Give Me  House Wife   

  12. Should I Get Pregnant or Have a Career? 

  13. The Five Kinds of Wives

  14. Gentlemen, Please Remove Your Hats   The Five Kinds of Husbands

  15. Honey, Let's Led Together - Part One

  16. Forgive Him?!  No Way!

 

Retirement

  1. Retirement: Blessing or Curse?

  2. Aged Vigor

 

 

    Male Leadership In Crisis Series

  1. Male Leadership In Crisis  Part One

  2. Male Leadership In Crisis  Part Two

  3. Male Leadership In Crisis  Part Three

  4. Dad, I Need You  Part Four

  5. Would the Real Man Please Stand Up  Part Five

  6. Is Testosterone to Blame? Part Six

 

 

    Divorce

  1. The Pain of Separation and Divorce

  2. Why So Many Divorces?  PDF Format

  3. Until Death Do Us Part

  4. Until Divorce Do Us Part

  5. For the Sake of the Children - Part 1  Part 2

  6. God Hates Divorce and Violence

 

 Abuse/Violence Quizzes

  1. Parental Violence Quiz

  2. Intimate Partner Violence Quiz

  3. The Violence Quiz

 

 

    Abuse  Spouse, Child, & Sexual Abuse

  1. No More Tears Left to Cry

  2. Childhood Sex With My Father Still Pains Me.

  3. From Subordination to Equality in Christ By Annick Brennen

  4. The Church:  Caught Between the Devil and a Woman   Sept 23, 2010 Intimate Partner Abuse

  5. My Husband Raped Me

  6. The Lord Told Me

  7. The Church Must Change

  8. Please Remember Our Children 

  9. Sexual Abuse Prevention & Healing Seminar for People in Power

  10. Intimate Partner Violence Quiz

  11. Parental Violence Quiz

  12. I Can't Leave My Parents  PDF FORMAT  Article on child abuse

  13. What is Child Abuse? 

  14. Recognizing Sexual Abuse and What to Do About It

  15. Making a Non-Violent Bahamas 

  16. Why do Christian Husbands Abuse Their Wives?  - Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

  17. Domestic Violence and the Church  PDF Format 13 pages Updated October 15, 2001

  18. Religion, the Church and Domestic Violence Slide Show Download WP Presentations  or  Go Show - Ready to Run on Your Computer-    PDF FORMAT    Added June 24, 2002

  19. A Deadly Formula for Violence  

  20. Why Do Women Stay?

  21. I Can't Leave My Parents  PDF FORMAT  Why do children stay in abusive relationships?

  22. Effect of Abuse on Children

  23. Should I Leave Him?

  24. The Voice of A Little Child in Pain  Incest  Written April 7, 2002

  25. Dad and Uncles, Exposing Their Secret  Incest

  26. Dad, You're Hurting Me Again  Incest

  27. Why Do Men Stay in Abusive Relationships?  Added September 15, 2001

 

Campus Rage - Shame-based Relations -  Ending violence

  1. Campus Rage Begins in the Home  PDF Format

  2. Send Angry Parents Back to School PDF Format

Cigarette Smoking - Relationship

  1. Smoke-Free Marriages

 

    Parenting Parent-Child Relationship, Parenting Skills

  1. Dad, Please Stay at Home

  2. Busy Hands, Lazy Brains

  3. Parental Tips for the New School Year

  4. Our Great Dads

  5. Back to Summer Plans

  6. Parental Power Varius

  7. Education and Family Revolution

  8. No Beating, Please

  9. Education and Family Revolution

  10. 23 Stupid Things Parents Do To Mess Up Their Children’s Lives  Updated July 27, 2012

  11. 23 Stupid Things Explanations

  12. The School Trip Nightmare

  13. The Birthday Party Dilemma

  14. Where Will Your Teenager Be On Saturday Night Part 2

  15. Where Will Your Teenager Be On Saturday Night?

  16. School Rules for Parents

  17. What Teens Need from Adults

  18. Teenagers, Violence, and Culpability

  19. Another 864 Hours Wasted

  20. Please Remember Our Children 

  21. Prom or Transcript? 

  22. My Father: A Real Father

  23. Education Reform Can Reduce Crime

  24. Releasing the Violence Trap

  25. The Violence Trap

  26. Crime, Family and God

  27. Homework Strategies for Parents

  28. Back To School With No Television

  29. The Obedience Trap

  30. Parental Violence Quiz

  31. Summer Mania Parenting during the school holidays

  32. The Effects of Parenting On Society  Presented at Calvary Bible Church, Nassau , Oct 26, 2003

  33. Raising Children  Slide Presentation to Go.  No software needed.  

  34. Back to Basics.  What Are They?  PDF FORMAT

  35. What Village Can Raise My Child?  PDF FORMAT

  36. Grammy's Tired Today  PDF Format

  37. When In-Laws Get In The Way    PDF FORMAT

  38. Mom, Please Listen to Me

  39. Keep the Children Out Of The Bed??!!

  40. It's Time to Close the Church Doors Part One

  41. It's Time to Close the Church Doors Part Two

  42. When the Good Lord Created Fathers

  43. When Parents Nurture, Children Blossom  Part 1

  44. When Parents Nurture, Children Blossom  Part 2

  45. Mom Ruins Son's Life  PDF Format Originally "Mom please leave your son alone"

  46. Talk So Your Child Will Listen

  47. What to say when your child asks about the birds and the bees?

  48. Growth and Development of Children and Teens

  49. A Father's Love 

  50. Mom's The Word  PDF Format  Written May 8, 2002

 

 

    Stress   Added October 7, 2001

  1. Serets to a Healthier, Happier Life:  Give Thanks   Tribune interview with Jeffarah Gibson  Nov 29, 2011

  2. Stress, a Blessing and a Curse

  3. Stress, a Blessing and a curse - Part 2

  4. Stress, "Laughing at wesef"  - Part 3

  5. Humor for Stress - Part 4

 

 

    Child Discipline

  1. Discipline or Punishment

  2. Rules Without Relationships  Part 1

  3. Rules Without Relationships  Part 2

  4. Teachers, Please Be Nice  Rules Without Relationships Part 3

  5. More Good Teachers Needed Rules Without Relationships Part 4

 

    Homosexuality  Compassion / Understanding / Recovery / Acceptance
  1. Must They Change

  2. Homosexuality and the Church

  3. Gays Are Not Our Problems   

  4. Overcoming the Homosexual Lifestyle  

  5. Condemnation or  Compassion  Added July 24, 2003

  6. Facing My Deepest Fears

  7. God Loves Homosexuals

  8. Learning to Love Homosexuals  

  9. Let's Make Him Straight

  10. Homosexuality: Hope or Dilemma  This article is for publication in a Adventist magazine and includes some thoughts from previous articles 

 

 

    Television

  1. To Young to Watch Television

  2. It's Time to Get Rid of the Television

  3. Back To School With No Television

  4. Television and Sexual Feelings

  5. Television Blackout Time

 

Gambling

  1. Gambling with Sex

  2. Is Gambling Really Our Problem?

 

 

    General

  1. The Butterfly Principle

  2. A Message of Love to the Nation

  3. Aged Vigor

  4. Please Stop Killing the Innocents

  5. Men Who Sit on Toilet Seats

  6. Complicated Grief

  7. Tips on Pastoral Counseling PDF Slides

  8. What More Can I Write?

  9. A Constitution for Everyone

  10. A Child is Born

  11. Who Comes to Your Church?

  12. Happiness Killers

  13. The Bully Boss

  14. Traffic Laws in My Head

  15. How Fast Are Your Driving?

  16. Causes of Crime

  17. Identifying Poisonous Teachings

  18. Lights Off

  19. Mental Health After a Hurricane

  20. I am happy we are not a Christian nation

  21. Retirement and Family Life Seminar Slide Show Bahamas Electricity Corporation 2011

  22. New Government Ministry Needed

  23. Overcoming Life's Challenges [ Show ]  [ PDFSlide Presentation to Teachers (T. A. Thompson Junior High School)

  24. Say No to Christmas loans — please!

  25. More PEPSI Needed

  26. The Lord Told Me

  27. The Church Must Change

  28. West Jamaica "Bone of My Bone"

  29. What Teens Need from Adults

  30. Teenagers, Violence, and Culpability

  31. Let's Give Them a Second Chance Helping the Ex-con

  32. Family and Crime Reduction in The Bahamas  A Speech

  33. Education Reform Can Reduce Crime

  34. Crime, Family and God

  35. The Last Days . . . Family & Worship Controversy (Slide Show Sermon)

  36. The Physiological, Psychological & Behavioral Impact of Music  Slide Show

  37. Okay, You Can Have Your Peas and Rice

  38. No Peas and Rice In 2005

  39. My Emotions After the HurricaneTips to help you cope with crisis

  40. Whose Prayer Did God Answer?

  41. Sex and Driving 

  42. Who Delivered Your Christmas Gift?  PDF Format

  43. Gender Issues In Tertiary Education  PDF Format   

  44. Corel Slide Presentation for Gender Issues   No Software Needed  Use the space bar or arrow keys to move the slides forward.

  45. Revival!?!  What About the Family 

  46. New Year Transformational Resolutions    PDF Format

  47. The Gift of Poinsettias   PDF Format

  48. Fixing Our Nation   PDF Format

  49. To "Let Go" Takes Love  PDF Format

  50. I Am a Vegetarian, And So Is My Dog  PDF Format  June 2002

  51. The Meaning of Family Author Unknown

  52. Tradition Must Make Sense

  53. Look Forward to Being Very, Very, Old  Part 1

  54. Look Forward to Being Very, Very, Old  Part 2

  55. Christmas Sadness

  56. AIDS!   Let's Make a Difference

  57. Worry Can be Dangerous to Your Health

  58. Laughter is Good Medicine, So is Love, Tears, & a Good Diet"

  59. Why Should I be the One To Die?

  60. More Good Women Needed (Stupid Things Women Do)

  61. A New Bread of Bahamian Men Needed  (More Good Men Needed)

  62. No Crabs for Our Fathers

  63. Suicide is Forever

  64. The Society of Child-Like Grown Ups

  65. Beatitudes to Teenagers  PDF Format

  66. What is God's Will  

  67. Whose Prayer Did God Answer?

  68. Why Stop the Crime?  PDF Format

  69. The Golden Era Of Virtuous Bahamian Men

  70. Where Will Our Cruise Ship Dock?

 

    Seminar Slide Shows All shows are in WordPerfect Presentations

  1. Keeping the Fire in Your Marriage The Women’s Convention of the Bahamas National Baptist Missionary And Educational, Held at Transfiguration Baptist Church February 21, 2014, Nassau

  2. Farewell to the Brennens  Living Fatih Seventh-day Adventist Church Janaury 19, 2013

  3. Refresh, Recommit, Reconnect Slide Show Marriage Seminar

  4. Peace in Your Marriage Slide Show

  5. Barefoot Sabbath at Living Faith Sermon Slide Show for June 7, 2008

  6. The Last Days . . . Family & Worship Controversy (Slide Show Sermon)

  7. The Physiological, Psychological & Behavioral Impact of Music  Slide Show

  8. Raising Children  Slide Presentation to Go.  No software needed.  

  9. "In Partnership With God"  Show to go.  No software needed.  Slides for the Consecration Service for Women's and Children's Ministries, February 6, 2004

  10. "In Partnership With God"  PDF Format for printing

  11. "I Don't Love You Anymore" Corel Presentation Presented at Mount Mariah Baptist Church, Nassau, December 5, 2003

  12. The Effects of Parenting On Society  Presented at Calvary Bible Church, Nassau , October 26, 2003

    1. Power Point Slide Show No Software Needed   

    2. Power Point Slide Show To Down Load On Your Computer

  13. Hope Sermon Slides  863K

  14. Broken Cisterns  WordPerfect Presentation Format  - Sermon Slides

  15. Domestic Violence and the Church "What the Church Can Do"  WP .6 mb

  16. Religion, the Church and Domestic Violence  WP 

  17. Sexual Abstinence  WordPerfect Presentation Format - Seminar Slides

  18. Two Shall Become One Marriage Seminar Slides  WordPerfect  1.2 mb

  19. Retirement and Family Life Seminar .6mb   Participants Handout of Slides Information (Abbreviated) PDF FORMAT  2 Pages

  20. Retirement and Family Life Social Survey PDF FORMAT

  21. Affirmation, Appreciation, Commitment Slide Show to Go No software needed

  22. Affirmation, Appreciation, Commitment Slide Show to Download (WordPerfect Presentation Needed) 1.2 MB

  23. Reach Out And Touch Audio Sermon  -  Family Ministries Day at Centreville, February 28, 2004

  24. WEDDING PREPARATION PRESENTATION  THIS

 

 


 

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