Undated August 2022
Encouragement Association is a media and counseling organization started in 1984 that
is "Dedicated to the Restoration of Life" through the mediums of
this website, published articles, seminars, videos and radio programs. For more than
three decades it has been "Helping people smile again."
Barrington H. Brennen
is a marriage and family
therapist [ Web
page ], counseling psychologist (for 27 years). He also has special training in
critical incident/disaster response, anger management, intimate partner
abuse, family violence, anger management, preparing for marriage.
He provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, teens and
toddlers. He conducts seminars for families, couples,
singles, corporations, schools, churches, etc. He also
provides trauma response for those who have experienced national
disasters, personal trauma, etc.
He is a nationally certified psychologist
board-certified clinical psychotherapist (USA); a Justice of the
Peace for the Commonwealth of
The Bahamas, marriage officer for The Bahamas, musician, writer, armature graphic artist,
handyman (he loves carpentry), inspirational
speaker, husband for 45
years (July 21, 1977), father of two children,
father-in-law, grandfather of four, and a lover of people. His goal
in life is to "help people smile again."
is a active member of following professional organizations (2021):
Psychological Association (BPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Counseling Association (ACA)
Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (iAMFC)
Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA)
He is the speaker for
a "Your Daily
Relationship Nugget," a seven to ten minute radio program sharing
information and hope for families, couples, individuals, parents,
divorced, teenagers, the lonely,
depressed, etc.. It is currently
being aired in The Bahamas on WORDSBC 88.3 FM and in Cayman Island on
Praise89.7 FM and on Life FM 101.7 Belize.
Barrington H. Brennen
is co-founder and co-president along with his wife Annick
(pronounced "Annique") of Sounds of
Encouragement Association (SOE) and Council for Family Research (CFR, a
non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of life and helping
people smile again through the mediums of seminars, workshops,
publications, radio, television, and research. He is also the
founder of The Bahamas National Friendship Day held on the fourth Wednesday in November each year.
Annick M. Brennen
is a co-president of Sounds of Encouragement Association. She is a
retired educational administrator, education consultant, and freelance
here Barrington's Complete Bio
Quotes by Barrington H. Brennen
"Gender equality means that under
God and the law both male and female
have equal voice, vote, authority,
access, opportunity and protection.""
"Gender quality does not
force or require gender roles.
It frees one to make his or her
own choice about roles."
"Gender equality is a
Creation design and
a post-Calvary mandate."
"Women do not want men to lead
They want men to lead
is not a solo, it is a "duet" between a man and
a woman singing together around the piano of
unconditionally loving and acceptance. Each
spouse produces a distinct tone. A healthy
marriage occurs when these two individuals, over
time, have learned how to blend sweetly their
individual "tones" (differences, likes,
dislikes, attitudes and behaviors) to form
and special harmonious sound–the marriage
Barrington H. Brennen, 2006
breast feed. But dads have strong arms. They can hold their
little ones for hours. Along with breast feeding as a
primary form of nurture, so is holding your infant in your
arms close to you and cuddling it for as long as you can. A
woman cannot breast feed for hours and a time. But a father
can hold his son literally for hours with no side effects."
Barrington H. Brennen,
"We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you
not only the gospel of God but our
lives as well,
because you had become so dear to us."
1 Thessalonians 2:8
Sargent Brennen (1996 to 2006)
a wonderful member of the Brennen family.
He lived in the home helping us to sleep peacefully
each nights. He was a fun dog. In his old age he
did not like to see little children arguing or fighting. He
would growl at them and sometimes snap at them. We had
to keep him away from little children because he would misinterpret
a vigorous play time for a fight. He also did not like
adults to argue. He loved to eat vegetables (but not pigeon
peas), coconut, avocado pear. He will never be forgotten.