Dr. Steve Stephens
Dr. Steve Stephens - How to Build a Great Life
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An excerpt from
Lists to Live By: The First Collection: For Everything that Really Matters


To laugh often and love much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the approval of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To give of one's self;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived...
This it to have succeeded.

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Dr. Steve Stephens
10365 SE Sunnyside Road
Suite 315
Clackamas, OR 97015
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About Steve

Born the oldest of six kids, Steve grew up in the suburbs south of Portland, Oregon. He had a positive, though far from perfect, childhood. His parents were hard-working people who were committed to their children. Early in his life, Steve developed a deep curiosity in how people think and relate to each other.
In 1976 Steve received a B.A. in psychology at Portland State University. During this time he worked with children from single parent homes and teenagers from three of the local high schools. In 1978 he received a MS in Pastoral Psychology and in 1981 a Ph.D. in Counseling-Clinical Psychology, both from Western Seminary, School of Psychology. While finishing these degrees he worked as a youth pastor and a counselor at a county mental health facility.

In 1984 Tami and Steve got married. They have had their ups and downs, but they are both truly committed to each other just like their parents (Tami's were married 49 years and Steve's were married 53 years). In 1988 Brittany was born, in 1990 Dylan, and in 1993 Dusty. Steve and his family love to laugh, play, explore, travel, ride bikes and watch movies together.

Since 1984 Dr. Steve has practiced as a licensed Psychologist specializing in marriage, family, stress, depression, trauma and life-adjustment issues. He also acts as a life coach to people of all ages and professions. Dr. Steve is a popular seminar speaker who has spoken to business, non-profit, professional and church groups throughout the country. For five years Dr. Steve hosted an hour-long live call-in radio talk show which ran five days a week throughout Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. He has currently written over 20 books with over a million copies sold. He is co-founder of Every Marriage Matters, Inc. He has also been on the leadership team of his local church for the past 15 years.

Dr. Steve loves life and encouraging others. He also loves learning and having fun. But most of all he loves God, Tami and his three kids.
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