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Gardner, Tim A. 1959-

GARDNER, Tim A. 1959-

PERSONAL:

Born December 14, 1959, in Austin, TX; son of Tim (self-employed) and Barbara (a librarian) Gardner; married July 15, 1988; wife's name, Amy; children: Austin, Caleb, Gracie. Ethnicity: "Anglo." Education: University of Texas, B.A., 1982, M.A., 1995; Anderson University, D.Min., 2000. Politics: Republican. Hobbies and other interests: Tae kwon do (black belt), playing guitar, building and remodeling.

ADDRESSES:

Home—P.O. Box 602, Westfield, IN 46074. Office—Indiana Family Institute, 55 Monument Cir., Suite 322, Indianapolis, IN 46204. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

Indiana Family Institute, Indianapolis, IN, counselor. Licensed and nationally certified mental health counselor.

MEMBER:

American Association of Christian Counselors.

WRITINGS:

Sacred Sex: A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage, WaterBrook Press, 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Marriage Partnership, Marriage and Family: Christian Journal, and Christian Counseling Today.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

The Purpose of Life: Living a Life Marked by Love; sequels to Sacred Sex: A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage; a novel about sexual addiction.

SIDELIGHTS:

Tim A. Gardner told CA: "I have a passion for helping people find practical solutions to their hurts and struggles. I write to provide those to a wider audience than my counseling practice or teaching can provide. I also write simply because I thoroughly enjoy it and believe that God has given me certain abilities to communicate in this medium. As such, I write in thankfulness to Him for all of the blessings He has given me, especially for the gift of His son, Jesus, and the gift of my wife and children."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Publishers Weekly, April 15, 2002, review of Sacred Sex: A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage, p. 61.

Today's Christian Woman, September-October, 2002, Amy M. Tatum, review of Sacred Sex, p. 105.

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