Dr. Adrianne Fletcher and Dave Bender. Who are we?
And what qualifies us to do counseling, and to teach on marriage, parenting, family, and relationships?
QUALIFICATION #1: WE WANT TO HELP
We list this first because it’s most important. We have a deep desire to help marriages, families, and people in Green Bay and other cities.
We care about people and we want to help you.
QUALIFICATION #2: WE’VE BOTH BEEN MARRIED A WHILE
ADRIANNE has been married to Michael since 1982.
DAVE has been married to Julie since 1986.
That’s about 70 years of combined marriage and relationship experience to draw from. This kind of marriage endurance is getting rare.
We know the ups and downs of marriage and life because we’ve experienced the highs and lows. We’ve worked through the hard things. (And we still have to work at it.)
We can teach you the “why” behind your behavior and your partner’s behavior.
When you understand the “why,” the blinders will come off and you will see your marriage and all other relationships clearly.
QUALIFICATION #3: WE’VE BEEN THROUGH THE PARENTING PROCESS
ADRIANNE has four adult children ranging in age from 20 to 30: girl, boy, girl, boy. Adrianne is also a grandparent.
DAVE has three adult children in their 20s: girl, boy, girl. Dave is also a grandparent.
We understand the day-to-day ups and downs, and we can help you understand why your children do what they do. When you finally understand the “why” of behavior, then parenting actions become more clear.
QUALIFICATION #4: OUR VARIED BACKGROUNDS GIVE US A BROAD PERSPECTIVE
ADRIANNE was born in Quantico, VA (her dad was a Marine) and grew up in Cleveland. She has lived in Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
DAVE grew up in northern Minnesota (on the Canadian border–International Falls), and has lived in California, and Wisconsin.
ADRIANNE is a university professor with a PhD.
DAVE is a counselor and a pastor with two master’s degrees.
Strange combination, right? A PhD university professor and a counselor/pastor. But it works, you’ll see.
QUALIFICATION #5: OUR EDUCATIONS HAVE PREPPED US FOR THIS
Did you notice we put our education last here? While education IS important, it’s really that other stuff above that’s probably more important.
DR. ADRIANNE FLETCHER
- PhD, Loyola University Chicago
- MSSA, Case Western Reserve University
- BA, Cleveland State University
- MABC, The Master’s University
- MMin, Northland International University
- CCEF School of Biblical Counseling (2 certificates)
- BS, Maranatha Baptist University
YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING…
Or maybe it will be a put-off for you?
We openly and readily admit we are Christians.
In fact, the content of the Three Desires Seminar is derived from Dave’s counseling experience, and from years of intensive research on human psychology from a book some consider outdated: the Bible.
We’ve both been rather surprised at how relevant and applicable this ancient book truly is.
You might be too. And you have probably never heard this stuff before.
As you hear the teaching at the seminar, an interesting thing might happen: you will probably know down deep that you’re hearing the truth about yourself…maybe for the first time.
You too, will likely be surprised at how relevant such an ancient book can be.
“You too, will likely be surprised at how relevant such an ancient book can be.”
After the seminar, if you found the information useless, we’ll immediately refund your registration fee with no questions asked.
What do you have to lose?
And what might you gain?
You will never see yourself or anyone else the same again. And you’ll leave knowing what you have to change.
Before you do counseling, learn what really drives you and others.
This seminar is presented by The Counseling Center at Bay City, a non-profit, free Christian, biblical counseling center based at Bay City Baptist Church. The center provides marriage counseling, family counseling, addictions counseling, depression counseling, anxiety counseling, and more.