For Immediate Release
October 28, 2015
Deborah Hamilton, Hamilton Strategies, 215.815.7716, 610.584.1096, ext. 102, or Jen Wozniak, 610.584.1096, ext. 100, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com
New Name and Mission Unveiled for the Institute for Healthy Families
Counselor Christopher Doyle Launches Reenergized, Refocused Organization to Help Restore and Heal Hurting Families
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Licensed professional counselor Christopher Doyle and a team committed to helping restore hurting families is unveiling a new organization today—theInstitute for Healthy Families (IHF, www.instituteforhealthyfamilies.org).
Formerly known as the International Healing Foundation, the newIHFwillequip the Judeo-Christian community and family to meet the challenges of 2015 and beyond.
After 25 years in ministry for individuals and families who experience conflicts over same-sex attraction (SSA), IHFis expanding its approach in key areas of prevention and family counseling to better meet the needs of families, even before their son or daughter comes out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQU) or experiences unwanted same-sex attractions.
“In 2015, the face of families in the United States is dramatically changing,” Doyle said. “So in the coming months, we will be working diligently to expand our approach to better help these families. We will not abandon our mission to help individuals and communities that struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction and gender identity confusion. Rather, we will expand our outreach to help restore hope to hurting homes while focusing on a broad range of sexual and relational issues, in light of the current cultural changes in our society.”
Doyle added thatIHF’slong-term goal is not only to help those who are currently struggling, but also to create prevention programs that will address these issues head on before they become debilitating problems.
“Moving forward,” Doyle continued, “our message of healing will not change, but will only increase in scope and outreach to meet the demand of an ever hurting family and culture. We are witnessing record-high numbers of divorce and infidelity among couples of faith, and more and more of our children are experiencing sex addiction, gender and sexual identity confusion, drug and alcohol abuse, and other emotional problems,” Doyle said. “This is evidence that the most important institution—the family—is collapsing in front of our eyes. We intend to expand our team and grow our vision to prayerfully bring hope to the hurting home and better equip the Judeo-Christian community in the process to prevent many of the issues we treat, before they become problems.”
To visit the new online presence of theInstitute for Healthy Families, visit www.instituteforhealthyfamilies.org.
To help fathers navigate some of the complex parenting issues that include unwanted same-sex attractions, sexual orientation and gender identity confusion, Doyle andIHFwill host the “Key to Your Child’s Heart Father’s Healing Weekend” on Nov. 6-8 in Hagerstown, Md., which will give fathers the opportunity to connect with other dads who are facing the same issues. The weekend seminar will allow them to learn together, rise up and tackle the challenges that affect their families and children.
Through the weekend event, IHF will help fathers who attend gain insight into their children’s needs by learning, growing and taking part in experiential group activities. To register, or for more information, visit http://instituteforhealthyfamilies.org/healing-weekends.
For more information about theInstitute for Healthy Families,visit its web site atwww.instituteforhealthyfamilies.org or its Facebook page.
To interview Christopher Doyle,contact Deborah Hamilton at 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, ext. 102, orJen Wozniak, 610-584-1096, ext. 100,Media@HamiltonStrategies.com.
The Institute for Healthy Families (IHF), founded in 1990,is a 501(c)(3) non-profit therapeutic organization located in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. As a Judeo-Christian organization, IHF believes that the family is the foundation for healthy individuals, relationships, communities and places of worship. While IHF is non-sectarian, we believe that God reveals His truth in both the Bible and Creation and that we can use this wisdom to help facilitate healing. IHF believes that through this synthesis of science and faith, we can help our clients form and maintain healthy families that will be able to help their children become the best versions of themselves and fulfill God’s will for their lives.
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