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Barrington Brennen


"Gender equality means that males and females on planet earth have equal voice, vote, authority, decision-making power, opportunity, self-governance, and protection under the law. This is intrinsic equality."


"Gender equality has nothing to do with bodily function or anatomical differences. It all about the equal value of human beings."


"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."


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"Dads cannot 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


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"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



Brief Introduction Undated May 2022


Sounds of 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, 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 young children.  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 and 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."


He is a active member of following professional organizations (2021):

Bahamas Psychological Association (BPA)
American Psychological Association (APA)

American Counseling Association  (ACA)

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (iAMFC)

International 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.   Read full bio


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Annick M. Brennen is a co-president of Sounds of Encouragement Association.  She is a retired educational administrator, an education consultant, and freelance rapporteur. Link  

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"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 them. 

They want men to lead with them."


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"Marriage 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 another unique and special harmonious sound–the marriage harmony.'

Barrington H. Brennen


"Women want men who are leaders of their own lives so they can lead with them."

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Sounds of Encouragement Counseling and Media Association  was established in 1984,  first with a radio program called Sounds of Encouragement (SOE).  SOE was designed to reach the lonely, depressed, and those who just could not sleep at nights.   It was aired on Radio Bahamas, ZNS 1 & 2 Nassau, Bahamas for eight years. It stopped airing when I moved to Jamaica to work at Northern Caribbean University.  It is currently being aired on WORD SBC 88.3 FM Nassau, The Bahamas.

In addition to appearing on many other radio and television programs upon invitation, he counsels couples and individuals and families, and conducts seminars on  family violence, marriage enrichment, sexuality, parenting, pre-marriage education,  stress, child abuse, etc.   A division of SOE is Council for Family Research a research organization with the intent of "Discovering the Hidden Truth" about family life, marriage, pre-marriage relationships, social issues, etc.  Other divisions are "Keeping it Hott Seminars", Destination Weddings, Your Relationship Nugget Radio Program, and Marriage and Family Counseling Services.

Barrington and Annick Brennen are co-presidents for SOE.   Barrington is a marriage and family therapist, counseling psychologist, nationally certified psychologist, and certified Prepare Enrich trainer and counselor and an ordained minister of the gospel.  

A native of Fort-de-France, Martinique, Annick was born the fifth of seven children of the late Gerard E. Valleray and Marguerite T. Faure Valleray.  Annick M. Brennen is a retired educational administrator, an education consultant, freelance rapporteur, and designer.

(This section was updated on January 10, 2019)   Annick and Barrington got married on Thursday, July 21, 1977 and have two young adults:  Mrs. Marguerite Samuel   Andrews University She has her MA in Choral Conducting and a BA in Music Education.  She is one of the founders of Journey Ministries. Michigan, USA.  Currently she is a say-at-home mom living with her husband, Leslie and their son, Noah, and daughter, Odelia, in Florida, United States of America.  Marguerite is married to Leslie Samuel born in St Marteen (Dutch Caribbean).  He is a professional blogger and scientist

Gerard 2007 graduate of Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska (B.A. in Health and Human Performance with emphasis in business sports.  Gerard is a Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  He is a professional trainer at a gym in Portland, Oregon, United States of America.  His goal is to obtain a PhD in exercise science and specialize in cardio recovery and research.  Gerard is married to Dana Brennen (nee Brown) of Nebraska. She is a marketing specialist.  They have two sons--Malachi and Alexander


Sargent Brennen (1996 to 2006)

He was 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.

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