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STRONGER Health Expo
Myths of Forgiveness
Building Intimacy Through Forgiveness
Additional Resources
Advanced Marital Training
Aptitude and Abilities Testing
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Dear Friends,

In this newsletter edition, we aim to bring you helpful articles in support of healthy individuals, relationships, and families. Along with many of you, our hearts are burdened by the tornados in Oklahoma this past week. We are available to provide support and encouragement to those who were affected by the tornado or other disasters of late.  We are here to help.

Featured Articles:
  1. We will be at the STRONGER Health & Fitness Expo this Saturday. Come join us.
  2. Myths of Forgiveness – Salley Sutmiller, M.S. provides insight into the myths of forgiveness.
  3. What role does forgiveness play in building intimacy in your relationships/marriages?  Check out Jennifer Giles article.
  4. Additional resources that specifically address forgiveness and how to strengthen relationships.
  5. Although this round of Advanced Marital Training courses are about to wrap up, you can be on the lookout for our series to begin again in the Fall
  6. Take a look at Aptitude and Abilities testing available for adolescents and adults.  Learn to maximize your potential in career and education.

STRONGER Health & Fitness Expo

and Teaching

We will be participating in The Assembly’s STRONGER Health & Fitness Expo this Saturday, June 1. Come out and meet us! We will be giving away a book each hour at our booth.  

In conjunction with The Assembly, we will also be teaching a series of Wednesday evening seminars in July as a part of helping to build STRONGER families.  More info coming soon.   

Myths of Forgiveness

Mrs. Salley Sutmiller, M.S. provides a helpful article about how forgiveness does not necesarilly include forgetting, reconciliation, or letting off the hook. Take a look at the the full blog article: click here.  

Build Intimacy in Your Marriage Through Forgiveness

Continuing our series on forgiveness, Jennifer Giles discusses both granting and seeking forgiveness as a means of building intimacy in your relationships and marriages.

To read Mrs. Jennifer Giles’s complete article click  here.

Additional Resources

We are adding new material to our website and article blog on a weekly basis.  Check back often for articles such as:

Advanced Marital Therapy Training Seminars



We are proud to announce our series of Advanced Marital Training Seminars designed to Take Your Marital Counseling and Therapy to the Next Level.  

  • Integrating Christian Faith and the best science
  • Available to mental health professionals and pastoral counselors
  • CEU’s available for LPC, LMFT, LCSW
  • Our final seminar of the series is taking place this Friday 5/31/13.  If you missed this series, we will be providing the series again in the Fall.

Fore more information check our upcoming events page

Aptitude and Abilities Testing 

Was this school year as successful as you were anticipating? Are you looking for direction for yourself in career or life direction?  Would you like to know your child’s level of giftedness and aptitudes?  Christian Family Institute / Oklahoma Psychological Evaluations has testing packages available for these issues (and more).  Check out our testing services.
If we can be of service, please contact CFI to set up a time to consult with one of our counselors.  To view our full range of services, please visit

Tim Doty, Psy.D. on behalf of
Christian Family Institute

Our Staff includes:

Salley Sutmiller, M.S. 

Joseph James, Psy.D.

Paul Cochran, M.D.


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