I feel like I have a dozen pans in the oven, and I am not quite sure how to keep track of them. The last few months have been super busy for Awaken-Love and I don’t see things settling down anytime soon. I have meetings with churches, a book to publish, administrative tasks for classes, development of the men’s curriculum for videos, dreams of making a video for pre-marital counseling, another book running around in my head, missionaries developing online communities for skype video classes, a list of articles to write, and a dream of someday selling Awaken-Love t-shirts. My list seems to constantly grow and I find myself struggling to focus.
I am beginning the process of looking for a very part time virtual assistant. Someone who can grow my social media presence, help cultivate community, improve marketing and perform some minor administrative tasks. But most importantly I want someone that understands the mission of Awaken-Love. If anyone has interest, please contact me.
Since January I’ve had the chance to speak to about 8 women’s groups. The reception has been so positive as we discuss a topic rarely addressed – sex. Women seem hungry for information, and not the same old message of “Do it for your husband.” Many wives had tears well up in their eyes as they realized some of the assumptions they made about sex or their husband. I pray that many women find healing and follow through by taking a video class to redefine sex.
Class Sign Ups
Over 170 women have signed up for either a live or video class since January. I am so blessed to work with other women investing to teach or facilitate Awaken-Love classes. They faithfully give their time because they know the importance of creating strong marriages. Women in Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota and even on the mission field. I am praying that God will raise up more warriors that understand the importance of reclaiming sex to strengthen marriage.
If you feel a nudge to make a difference in your local community, I would love to talk more with you. I am teaching a class starting April 12th from 7-9 PM CST that you could Skype into and experience Awaken-Love first hand.
Even if you can’t take a live class, anyone can host a video class. The videos provide all the teaching and discussion prompts. You create a safe place for women to learn, process and minister to each other.
Hosting a class is super easy. Once you find a private meeting place with good internet access, a screen for viewing, and 6 class dates, simply register yourself online. Afterwards you can send invitations to your friends and get ready to see God move. The cost is minimal – $20 registers each woman on the website and gives her access to the videos, curriculum and the daily emails as part of class. You can always contact me with any questions or assistance.
In the last 6 years, Awaken-Love has spread primarily by word of mouth. Women telling women, “you have to take this class!” Everyone from newlyweds to married 50 years. Women with great marriages and women trying to revive a marriage. Today over 1000 women have experienced transformation through Awaken-Love.
Changing the Culture of Sex in the Church
Now is the time to start talking about sex. To provide real answers to hurting couples navigating a world that has distorted sex. Now is the time to invest in marriages and families. We have to move beyond reading about sex and open up face to face conversations. If we want to change the culture of sex, then we have to get comfortable talking about sex. It is God’s domain and we ought to love sharing the truth.
Awaken-Love classes are a unique, no holds barred vehicle to break open respectful conversations about sex that is based on God’s word. If you want the church to start talking about sex, then realize that you are the church. Don’t wait for you pastor, or women’s ministry director to offer a class. Have the courage to sign up for a class and invite your friends. You have no idea who might be desperate for help.
I remember the first year I taught classes. I was terrified. What if something came up that I didn’t know how to handle? What if I didn’t have the answer?
Guess what? After 6 years of teaching I still don’t know all the answers. But God is good, and when I have no answer, I hang onto His truth. When I don’t have the right words, someone else in class always does. I know that I will mess up, but God will work through all of my faults and weaknesses. I do not change lives, God does.
If you are interested in learning more about Awaken-Love, please contact me. I would love to talk to you.