About

About 2017-09-01T22:25:07+00:00

We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. Parenting on Purpose seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions. The Parenting on Purpose website offers a blog, as well as 15 minute podcasts featuring Dr. Bob Barnes and Torrey Roberts. These podcasts can also be accessed through the Parenting on Purpose app, which can be found both on iTunes and the Google Marketplace. Each year the Parenting on Purpose website has over 1 million people visit; click here to see the many parenting topics available.

The Team

Dr. Bob Barnes
Dr. Bob Barnes
Bob has been happily married to Rosemary since 1972. They present seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America. Bob has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University. They also have two married children — Torrey and Robey — and four beautiful grandchildren.

He and Rosemary are the authors of ten books for families, published in several languages. Dr. Barnes is the CEO of Sheridan House Family Ministries and has faithfully led the ministry since 1974.

Sheridan House has a Residential Program for middle schoolers with behavioral problems, two Counseling Centers for all ages and stages, and a Single Mom Program offering food, clothing, furniture, and automobiles to single mothers. Today, Sheridan House impacts the lives of over 100,000 people a year.

Torrey Barnes Roberts
Torrey Barnes Roberts
Torrey Roberts has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Asbury University. For nine years she served as a Behavioral Specialist for teenage girls living in residential care at Sheridan House Family Ministries. She has also served as an interim houseparent along with her husband Adam in one of the children homes for two years. Torrey also served alongside her husband when he worked as a youth and college director for several local churches over the years. After ten years of helping other people raise their children, currently, Torrey is enjoying being a mommy to her sons Reuben and Judah, as well as writing for Parenting on Purpose.