David M. Thomas
268 Mallard Loop, Whitefish MT
Married to Karen; father of seven, grandfather of six and foster father of 75.
Co-Director, The Bethany
Family Institute, Whitefish, MT and Wolverhampton, U.K.
General Editor, Family Life
Education, Benziger Publishing, Woodland Hills, Ca.
Graduate Professor and Director of
Masters' Program in Community Leadership and Family Ministry,
Regis University, Denver, Co., 1981-1999.
Ph. D. in Systematic
and Historical Theology, University of Notre Dame, 1971.
Sociology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Notre Dame,
Post-doctoral training in family systems and family
- USCC National Commission on
Marriage and Family Life, 1976-1984.
- NCCB National Commission of
Family Life (Theological Consultant), 1988-1992.
(consultant) to the World Synod of Bishops, U. S. Bishops,
Catholic Press Association, First
Place, Family Book of the Year, 1995.
National Association of
Catholic Family Life Ministers, Annual Award for Outstanding
Not Alone A Catechetical Sunday reflection book. Washington: NCCL, 2006
that Familiar Family Roller Coaster. Catholic Northwest Progress,
January 19, 2006
Vibrant Memories of Our Children Matter. Faith Alive. 25th October 2005
Families Handle Fears. Catholic Northwest Progess, May 2, 2005
the Food, Pass on Faith. Catholic Herald Online, March 25, 2004.
Give up Your Dreams. First Years and Forever, October 2004
- Life as a Sacred Journey; Rest Stops
Along The Way. Reflections for Parents and Catechists. Washington DC:
National Conference for
Catechetical Leadership, 2004
John Paul II's Advice for Families. St Anthony Messenger.
- Family: the prophetic
vision of John Paul II (Part 1)
- Walking a Sacred Path: Sabbath moments Along
the Way. Reflections for catechists. Washington DC: National Conference for
Catechetical Leadership, 2003
- not structure - will save the family. America. Oct 17, 1998
Spirituality for Ordinary Families. Journal of Formative Spirituality.
- The Catechism of the Catholic
Church: Familystyle, (4 vols.), Allen: Thomas More Press,
- Beginning Your Marriage,
Chicago: Acta Publications, 1994.
- Marriage and Life Choices: The
Catholic Experience, Mission Hills: Benziger Publishing,
- Christian Marriage: A Journey
Together (now 8th printing), Wilmington: M. Glazier,
- When God is at Home with Your
Family (tr. in Chinese), St. Meinrad: Abbey Press, 1978.
Primary interests: Connection
between contemporary culture, religious belief and spirituality,
Theology and Spirituality of the Family, adult spiritual
development, Spirituality of Play, foster care of children,
Astronomy and Geology, classical music, Impressionistic art and
ways to develop imagination, creativity and one's corporeal self
through experiences conducive to persons in their Autumn years.
at National Council for Catholic Evangelization Conference 1996
Presentation in Leeds
are Bethany Seminars