Saturday, June 14, 2014

As Father’s Day Approaches, Scary Side of Parenting Revealed in Pre-Teen Stabbing
“Kids in our society are confused and hurting, and they’re looking externally for sources of influence, whether they find it at home or somewhere else,” said Dr. Karl Benzio, founder, executive director and a psychiatrist at the Lighthouse Network, an addiction and mental health counseling helpline. “They are getting spiritual and psychological lessons from many different schools of thought and philosophies—often the wrong ones. Many times, parents can be in denial that their kids are listening to these negative influences, holding a ‘not-my-child’ attitude. Dads especially can sometimes, unintentionally, take a hands-off approach. As fathers, we always feel as if we’ll have a chance tomorrow, when work slows down, when our money situation is better, when the kids get older. But as we can see, 12-year-olds are making very dangerous adult decisions. We need to continually ask ourselves, ‘Who is influencing my child? Me or someone else?’ We’ve got to stay connected and involved with our kids.”
With Father's Day Coming Up on Sunday
Look at Dr. Karl's 11 Tips for Successful Fathering

1. Grow yourself spiritually, then apply what you learn in your life.
2. Be committed to a growing and healthy marriage.
3. It’s not just quality time, but more significantly, it’s quantity of time that really counts.
Tune in Monday!
Dr. Karl Benzio Interviews with Perry Atkinson,

Station: KDOV-FM

DMA: Medford, OR

Program: Focus Today

Date: Monday, June 16th

Time: 11:30 a.m. ET

Topic: 11 Successful Fathering Tips and the Scary Side of Parenting Teen Addicts 

Tune in on your local station.
Lighthouse Network Featured in The Christian Post

Christian Psychiatrist on Santa Barbara Shooter:
Many Warning Signs Apparent to Family, Friends Went 'Largely Unheeded'
The founder and executive director of a Christian-based addiction and mental health counseling helpline says that there were plenty of warning signs that should have prompted a number of different people to seek help for Santa Barbara, California, shooter Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six people before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Click here to read the entire article on The Christian Post.
New Lighthouse Network Radio Feature:
Life Change with Dr. Karl

Lighthouse Network introduces its newest, life-changing radio short featureLifeChange's purpose is to bring scientific expertise and Biblical principles together to examine some common daily struggles to help people successfully navigate life’s obstacles and enjoy fulfilled lives.

"Life Change with Dr. Karl" radio feature airs every Monday through Friday on more than 420 radio stations nationwide.

Please click here to listen to “Life Change with Dr. Karl.”

Free Stepping Stones Devotional

Click here to receive The Stepping Stones Daily Devotional, which will encourage and challenge you while helping you grow in your daily walk with God.

If you or someone you love needs help, call our FREE 24/7 Lighthouse Network addiction and counseling helpline, 1-844-LIFE-CHANGE (1-844-543-3242).

Read today's devotional here.

See what our Stepping Stones is all about!

Free Resources
Recent Interviews: 

Dr. Karl Benzio on KERV-AM - What parents need to know about fathering - Listen here. 

Check out Media Interviews including TV programs, radio programs, print, and article interviews here.
Upcoming Lighthouse Network Events:

1. Truth For Women Mentor Training - September 27th in Bethlehem, PA. This event will train ladies who mentor other women who are struggling. They will be trained in counseling and in teaching decision-making skills using the SPEARS decision-making model.

2. Focus on the Family Physician Resource Council October 1st - 5th in Colorado Springs, CO. This is a meeting of Christian physicians who
 help guide and define Focus' position on various medical and psychiatric/psychological issues which affect individuals, families, society, and public policy.

3. National Association of Christian Social Workers National Conference -November 6th - 9th, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland. Christian psychiatrist, Karl Benzio, MD, will be leading a workshop on how to be a shining light through godly decision-making skills as he teaches his unique bio-psychospiritual model which actually rewires your brain circuits, thus renewing your mind as Rom 12:1-2 clearly states.

Click here to view all events.

Upcoming Media Interviews:

  • KDOV-FM Monday, June 1611 Successful Fathering Tips and the Scary Side of Parenting Teen Addicts. 
  • AFR - Today's Issues Tuesday, June 24. Legalization of Marijuana.
  • KDAZ-AM730 - Wednesday, June 25. Role Dads Play in Influencing Kids.
  • License to Parent with Trace Embry Thursday, June 26. Legalization of Marijuana. 
About Lighthouse Network:

Lighthouse Network is a Christian-based, non-profit organization that offers an addiction and mental health counseling helpline providing treatment options and resources to equip people and organizations with the skills necessary to shine God's glory to the world, stand strong on a solid foundation in the storms of their own lives, and provide guidance and safety to others experiencing stormy times, thus impacting their lives, their families and the world.

Lighthouse Network offers help through two main service choices:
  • Lighthouse Life Change Helpline (1-844-LIFE-CHANGE1-844-543-3242), a 24-hour free, national crisis call center, where specialists (Care Guides) help callers understand and access customized treatment options.
  • Life Growth and self-help training resources for daily life, including online and DVD series and training events to help individuals achieve their potential
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