A healthy church/ministry functions best when it is led by healthy leaders. A healthy marriage functions best when a husband and wife prioritize their relationships—with the Lord, themselves, and each other. A healthy lifestyle includes ongoing self-care that focuses on a person’s spirit, soul, heart, mind, & body.
After decades of counseling, our experience is most Christians sincerely desire to live out the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40). They love God and others. However, often the last part of the Great Commandment, love yourself, gets leftover time and energy. This results in proper SOUL-CARE needs getting placed on the back-burner.
We regularly meet with men and women who struggle to walk in their true identity, and in the authority God has given them. That is why we believe it is wise for a person to identify areas in their life that need attention. The truth is real people have real struggles. Struggles include: secrets, marriage problems, selfishness, addictions, shame, fear, control, anger, hopelessness, procrastination, high stress, anxiety, and co-dependent behaviors.
Therefore, REAL LIFE ministries has developed a number of life-giving SOUL-CARE workshops that lead to increased intimacy with God, a spouse, and others.
SOUL-CARE is not a one-time event, it is a lifestyle that includes an ongoing process of spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational transformation. SOUL-CARE Workshops include:
(1)- FORGIVENESS Workshop—we walk through steps of forgiveness; describe Forgiveness 101, 201, 301, 401; and we offer a practical forgiveness model.
(2)- COMMUNICATION Workshop—we teach how to communicate more effectively. Our experience is both men and women are often unable to identify or describe their feelings. In this workshop, a number of practical real-life communication tools are taught and practiced.
(3)- BOUNDARIES—healthy people make healthy choices. This workshop teaches the importance of boundaries and encourages individuals (and couples) to establish them.
(4)-“7” Keys to ADVANCING in INTIMCY With God, Your Spouse, and Others Workshop—we stress the importance of simple yet fundamental principles—including: Please and thank you. I am sorry, I was wrong, will you forgive me? Help me understand. How can I be with you? It concerns me when… I believe in you and I want the best for you.
(5)- MARRIAGE “in the beginning” Workshop—we explore God’s original marriage design—before sin entered the story. We explain God’s purposes for marriage and uncover some of God’s amazing truths within the miracle and mystery of two becoming one.
(6)- MARRIAGE—Traffic Light Principle Workshop—dovetails with our “In the beginning” marriage workshop. We teach a simple life-changing tool—the Traffic Light Principle—to help couples advance in intimacy and walk together in mutuality, unity, and as reciprocal servants.
(7)- NAKED Without Shame Workshop—we explore the meaning of a husband and wife being naked without shame. We explore steps of intimacy, sexual imprinting, soul-ties, soul-gasm, and many sensitive sexual issues.
(8)- DESTRUCTIVE CYCLES Workshop—we explore the destructive Shame-Fear-Control and Control-Rebellion-Rejection cycles. We teach individuals and couples how to deal with these cycles.
(9)- EXPLORING EGALITARIANISM Workshop—in this workshop we explore the emerging egalitarian church movement. And we address a number of controversial passages.
(10)- PRAYER Workshop—prayer is an ongoing conversation between you and your good Father. What does it mean to pray without ceasing? What does it mean to listen to God? Practically how does a person I.O.T.L. (inquire of the Lord)? This workshop provides opportunities to practice the presence of God.
(11)- HEALING and DELIVERANCE Workshop—we teach that we are in a battle that includes spiritual entities. Christians often take extreme positions when the demonic is addressed. They either deny the spiritual battle; overly focus on it; or become overly fascinated with it. All of these positions are unwise. We teach Christ followers to step into their true identity and the authority they have in Jesus Christ.
(12)- SHARING YOUR FAITH & TELLING YOUR STORY Workshop—Life is lived in a story … in this workshop we teach Christ followers how to confidently and humbly share their story of transformation.
(13)- MENS and WOMENS Workshops—in these workshops we address many of the issues men and women face in our culture today. One benefit in the way we teach is that we team-teach. Our experience is typically men teach men’s gatherings; and women teach women’s gatherings. We see much fruit when we teach together as a couple.
(14)- PRE-MARITAL Workshop—we teach engaged and seriously dating couples about: marriage, covenant, soul oneness (soul-gasm), communication, sexual intimacy, and we explore practical real-life marriage issues.
REAL LIFE ministries vision is to partner with local churches/ministries—encouraging Christians to take next-steps in their spiritual formation.
SOUL-CARE workshops include approximately four hours of teaching and interaction. However, they can be personalized to fit specific needs. If you have any questions, or would like additional information, contact: Anne Evans anne@RealLife.us.com