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Back by popular demand. We’ve probably never had a series that elicited as many requests to do more, to go deeper, as this one. And so we are doing Part 2 of our Know Thyself: Striving for a Healthy View of Sexuality series.

Sexuality is a complex issue at the best of times, but right now it seems like our culture is dying to find a healthy view of sexuality. We’ve seen many examples in the media of sexuality used to hurt others: sex abuse, sex misunderstood, sex at the expense of others, sex as business (porn). You name it, our views of sexuality seems to have been touched by it.

Add to this a diverse population of people, and sexuality, and sexual history (both culturally and personally) and conflicting messages about what sexuality even is and what is healthy sexuality, it makes sense that healthy sexuality is one of the most troubling issues in culture right now. Never mind when it touches spirituality…

So we wanted to keep thinking deeply about sexuality. Not because we have the answers, from the first time we did this series it just seemed to show us how deep the rabbit hole is. But ignoring these questions hasn’t seemed to work.

What is healthy sexuality? How has the history of traditional religion impacted our views of sexuality? Where has culture taught us unhealthy views of sexuality? Has abstinence culture prevalent in traditional religious organizations been robust in their teachings around the physical aspects of pleasure? What can we learn from the current mainstream porn industry?

This discussion will be aimed at everyone from teenagers and up. Nothing X rated. But we won’t ignore the relevant topics that we feel need to be explored in order to grow and be healthy sexual human beings.

Unless you are a hermit or committed to celibacy in all parts of your life, this is something worth thinking about!! (P.S. this isn’t a topic only for those in relationship, we see sexuality and pleasure as larger topics than that)

Series Runs Feb 2 – 23.

Loving Our Addict Neighbor

 

Addiction is part of our lives, be it someone we love, or something we struggle with. Everyone is touched by addiction.
But the old way of looking at addictions – just a failure of willpower – is being overturned by science and a new, and more nuanced, understanding of addiction is emerging. A new understanding that can help us:

– love the addicts in our lives more skillfully

and if we are the addicts,

– help us find health.

If your life has been touched by addiction, schedule this series into your calendar and make sure you make it out. Invite anyone in your life who struggles in this area. This will teach you the newest models of addiction and how we can find health with that greater understanding. It will introduce you to a new way of understanding the very complex choice that every addict struggles with. You don’t want to miss this one.

Series Runs March 1 – 8, 2020

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February 9, 2020

The Physicality of Your Sexuality

Speaker:  Vince Klassen Okay, at some level, we are all sexual creatures. At least we all can be sexual creatures. More than that, evolution has a desire for us to…
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February 4, 2020

History of the Church and Sex

Speaker:  Jeff Jarvis Let's be honest...no one wants to hear what the church has to say about Sex! Probably because we're pretty sure we already know what we’re going to…
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