Laura Catherine Schlessinger: January 16, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York.
Lewis G. Bishop: Abt. 1935.
Laura and Lewis met while he was in a long term marriage. Lew and Laura lived with one another for approximately 9 years. After his divorce, they married in early 1985.
Laura and Lewis have one son.
- Deryk Schlessinger: Born in November 1985. Deryk serves in U.S. Army.
Lewis has three children from his previous marriage.
Laura and Lewis live in Santa Barbara, California.
Laura: Author, columnist, radio host.
Lewis: Professor of neuro-physiology, manager and business partner of Laura.
Education and Professional Certification:
Laura: B.S. in Biological Sciences from State University of New York at Stonybrook; Ph.D. in Physiology from Columbia University in New York; post-doctoral certification in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from University of Southern California.
As of 3/13/2008, her Marriage and Family Therapist license is inactive according to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences online license verification.
Both Laura and Lewis were married previously.
- Michael F. Rudolph: Laura and Michael, a dentist, were married in 1972. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1976 allegedly due to infidelity.
Quotes About Marriage:
Dr. Laura about Lewis: "Sometimes I think he's just crazy, because I can't fathom the magnitude of his uninterrupted love, loyalty, faith, friendship, and unrelenting efforts in behalf of my career."
Source: Ten Stupid Things Women Do to Mess Up Their Lives, page xi.
Dr. Laura: "Commitment to marriage and child rearing was once viewed as the pinnacle of adulthood identity, so that women looked carefully for the "right" man for the job, and parents were consulted for opinions and blessings."
Source: Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, page 53.
Source: Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, page xi.
Dr. Laura: "Women seem not to understand, or underestimate, the profound power they have over their husbands. Men are very emotionally dependent upon women from the day they are born to the day they expire. This book teaches women to use this power benevolently – which will definitely result in them being happier with life and love ... Men are born of women and between girlfriends and then a wife; men spend their entire lives in the tutelage of women. What women accept or reject is largely the guiding force for what men will and won't do ... Transforming your guy into a loving man is its own reward."
Source: WorldNetDaily.com, 1/06/2004.
Biography.com: "Schlessinger’s fans admire her bluntness, her humor, and her short, curt style which cut to the root of the problem, while her critics consider her unbearably self-righteous, harsh and insensitive, and question whether callers have an unhealthy attraction to being publicly reprimanded, sometimes very severely. Her moral messages include no sex before marriage, no marriage before thirty, no abortions, no day care, and above all, no whining."
NNDB: "On her radio show, she advocates the basic "family values" -- no sex outside of marriage, moms shouldn't work, divorce is wrong, abortion is wrong, living together without marriage is wrong, marriage too young is wrong, marriage without children is hardly a marriage at all, homosexuality is destructive and in her words "a biological error", gay marriage is wrong, girls should not dress like "sluts", and the family unit is of paramount importance."