"Abiding in the Stillands: Christ-Centered Meditation in a Stress-Filled World"
Presented by: Gary A. Purse

The state of the family is under attack in our world like never before. Many people are either unaware of how immense these threats are or are unsure of what to do about it. Prophets and apostles have long prophesied of this and have given counsel on how we are to proceed.

This webcast will be focused on 3 objectives regarding family advocacy: 1) Understanding the wide variety of threats that are hurting the well-being of the family; 2) Learning what can be done regarding these threats through policy, community action, social media in our homes; 3) The importance of developing persuasive and professional skills while maintaining Christlike attributes. 

The presentation will be broadcast via a BYUI Alumni Webcast on
Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.MT 
Watch the webcast live at www.byui.edu/live/2014-10-23

Gary A. Purse

Tim Rarick is a faculty member in the Department of Home and Family at BYU-Idaho. He has taught courses at Kansas State University and BYU-Idaho such as Lifespan Human Development, Parent Education, and Child and Family Advocacy to name a few. Rarick has conducted research studies with emerging adults (18-25 year olds) regarding their life-goal pursuits, life satisfaction , and views on marriage and family.

Tim also serves on the Advisory Board for United Families International--a pro-family organization that promotes the traditional family through public policy and research. He has spoken at conferences in the United States and China, and more recently at the United Nations in New York City regarding children and families. Brother Rarick earned a master's and doctorate degree in Marriage, Family, & Human Development from Kansas State University.

Tim and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 14 years and have one son and three daughters. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and the guitar. He is also a sucker for Tapioca pudding.