Fwd: Re-Watch Our Recent Webinar on Marriage

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Fwd:Fathers' Involvement in Healthcare Study

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From: Rebecca Kaufman <tue45053@temple.edu>
Date: Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 11:02 AM
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To members of the FRPN List-Serve:


My name is Craig Garfield and I am a pediatrician and father involvement researcher at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.


I am inviting all fathers of children between the ages of 3 to 5 (or organizations that work with fathers) to participate in a survey on father involvement in child healthcare.  Our goal is to better understand how today’s fathers are involved in the health of their children.


The purpose of the Northwestern IRB-approved, Fathers' Involvement in Healthcare Study (IRB: STU00200222) is to develop a quantitative, self-report measure of father involvement in toddler health. Fathers will be asked to complete a set of questionnaire items online that assess their direct involvement in toddler health.


Participants will be asked to:

  • Complete a 5-10 minute online survey
  • Participate in a 30-40 minute phone interview at thier convenience.
  •  All eligible fathers who complete both tasks will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

If you would like to participate, follow this link to our study website: Fatherinvolvement.weebly.com


Please forward this link to your network of fathers who may be interested. I have also attached our study flyer.


The final goal is to develop a new survey that can be used to measure how diverse fathers care for their children's health. Your participation in the survey is essential to support and improve father involvement efforts.


For more information, please contact me at (312) 503-5463 or email me at c-garfield@northwestern.edu




Craig Garfield, MD, MAPP

Associate Professor

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences


Director of Research, Division of Hospital Based Medicince

Co-Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago, IL

This email list is intended to facilitate a discussion between fatherhood researchers and practitioners on topics related to evaluation research.
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Fwd: Mate Value / Brian and Tina / Older Relationships Research / Toenails - July 4, 2015

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Date: Jul 4, 2015 2:45 PM
Subject: Mate Value / Brian and Tina / Older Relationships Research / Toenails - July 4, 2015
To: "List" <smartmarriages@lists101.his.com>

- Love at Gradually Evolving Sight: For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction
- Brian and Tina: Creating Their Own Gramma Week
- Study Seeking Older Adults (62+) to Participate in an Internet-based Relationship Education Program
- Who Will Clip Your Toenails?
- Love at Gradually Evolving Sight: For Couples, Time Can Upend the Laws of Attraction
Science Times, New York Times, July 30, 2015
We all know of a man or woman who left their marriage for someone who is much less attractive than their spouse. This fascinating research on mate value explains the phenomenon.
- Brian and Tina: Creating Their Own Gramma Week
Subscribers to this list know all about Gramma Week. I wrote many times about my grandchildren spending a few weeks at my house every summer and about all the benefits that come with this tradition – in addition to  the obvious ones for me. Besides getting this time with them, it gathered them all together where they could spend time with their cousins but it also gave their parents a romantic marriage vacation to which they could look forward, each year. One of my sons told me that this time alone together without the kids convinced him and his wife they would have no problem at all with an empty nest. I figure, that along with marriage education classes, these Gramma Weeks were a great form of marriage insurance for my kids. Many of you, over the years, have told me you established the same tradition for your kids. Others wrote to express envy – said your parents were no longer alive or were not able to take care of your kids for a long getaway. Which is why I am sharing this idea from Brian and Tina. They intentionally and creatively used the week their daughter would be away at summer camp for a very focused marriage vacation. If you have more than one child, it would mean careful planning to find them all a camp during the same week. You can do it. Brian calls it MAM time (he says that stands for Me And Mommy time) and says their week of focus on just the two of them let them know that they are the same people they were back in the day -- exploring and appreciating each other has restored our faith that we made the right decision for our life partners. Go here and scroll down to get ideas for your MAM dates: https://www.facebook.com/watersgolf?fref=ts
- Study Seeking Older Adults (62+) to Participate in an Internet-based Relationship Education Program
This study just needs a few more participants and help with their work in trying to reduce the rapidly increasing divorce rates in the over 60 population.  Participants get FREE access to an online Relationship Education program plus a $10 gift card for completing a relationship survey.  If you are a fit, please participate. Everyone please forward this to your lists.
- Who Will Clip Your Toenails?
Speaking of finding ways and means and reasons for keeping our marriages and families together through great research or just observing the world around us, leave it to Scott Stanley to tell it like it is. I can see him doing one of his wonderful keynotes on this, with slides that bring us to laughter and tears.

Fwd: dotMagis - Ignatian Spirituality

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Date: Fri, Jul 3, 2015 at 10:47 AM
Subject: dotMagis - Ignatian Spirituality
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dotMagis - Ignatian Spirituality

Why Bother Praying the Examen?

Posted: 03 Jul 2015 03:30 AM PDT

With so many forms of prayer out there, and so little time in this fast-paced world, why bother praying the Examen? At times, I end up viewing this prayer as yet another task in a long list of things I have to get done. Yet I find that when I let it slide for a while, I start to feel a little “off.” Perhaps more as a means of reminding myself why I love the Examen (besides it being my first introduction to Ignatian spirituality), I propose three reasons why one should bother making it a prayer priority.

  1. Awareness of Jesus: A key part of the Examen is walking through the day with Jesus and seeing it as Jesus did. That reflection back on the day highlights where God was active in our day and how we responded to God. Over time, patterns might also help us become aware of a particular calling that maybe we didn’t see so clearly before.
  2. Self-awareness: Sometimes I don’t like what I see when I watch the “highlight reel” with Jesus. While that can be uncomfortable, it also allows opportunity for growth and to seek the grace and courage to make changes in our lives when needed. The “highlight reel” also draws attention to what we did that brought a smile to Jesus’ face, and that feels really good.
  3. Flexibility: I can imagine that if St. Ignatius did a Web search for “Examen” today, he would be thrilled to see that his prayer has been adapted to fit so many different lifestyles and scenarios. There are Examens for those at work, for those discerning vocations, for those just starting out on their spiritual journey, for children, and even for those who simply don’t have oodles of time. My particular favorite “Examen lite” is Andy Otto’s deck of cards, with each card posing a question that might be pondered in the context of the Examen; just pull a card from the deck when one has a few minutes free.

St. Ignatius gave us a great tool in the Examen to enrich our relationship with God and with those around us. Whether we have hours to devote to prayer each day or a stolen couple of minutes here and there, why not pray the Examen?

While we’re considering prayer, see today’s link in 31 Days with St. Ignatius: Prayer Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3—You Can Count on It!

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Fwd: Update: The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood FOA FAQs have been Updated

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From: HMRF Events Team <HMRF@circlesolutions.com>
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Subject: Update: The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood FOA FAQs have been Updated
To: Bill Coffin <billcoffin68@gmail.com>


The Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood FOA FAQs have been updated.  Updated FAQs are now available for viewing and download.                      

Please click here to access the updated Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education FAQs.

Please click here to access the updated New Pathways for Fathers and Families FAQs.

Please click here to access the updated Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility FAQs.

For more information, please visit the HMRF website. Thank you for your interest.

The HMRF Events Team