Out of Sex Addiction: Meeting God in Authentic Brotherhood
June 27, 2020 | Guest speaker: Nate Larkin
Nate Larkin, founder of the Samson Society and author of Samson and the Pirate Monks: Calling Men to Authentic Brotherhood, a preacher’s kid, planned his whole life for ministry. His plans didn’t work out so well. After more than two decades of secret and steadily intensifying compulsive sexual behavior, Nate’s nightmare finally ended in a painful collision with reality.
In this vulnerable webinar, Nate shares his story and how his eventual rescue from sex addiction came not from praying for God to intervene in isolation but by encountering God through authentic and trusting relationships with accountability partners, friends and brothers.
Faith, Brotherhood, & Same-Sex Needs
May 16, 2020 | Guest speaker: Tim Timmerman
Tim is the author of a daring and heartfelt book about his and other men’s struggles that come from sexualizing their own gender — and about the healing balm of radically vulnerable friendships and unconditional love.
Tim describes his book as being about “an ache and a longing in our culture for friendship and brotherhood. It is a book about hungers of the heart. It’s about boys who needed connections to loving men and friends growing up, but instead received abuse and absence. This book is one man’s spiritual odyssey.”
When Friendships Become Toxic: Understanding Emotional Dependency
April 22, 2020 | Guest speaker: Jerry Armelli
Maybe he started out as your new best friend – a man who really “got” you, and the two of you just “clicked.” Maybe this seemed like the friendship of a lifetime. But soon, maybe you realized you thought about him almost every minute of the day. You craved constant connection and attention from him. Your relationship with him overshadowed all your other relationships — maybe even with your wife.
Is it emotional dependency? Co-dependency? Enmeshment? Obsession? What do you do when your “ideal” friendship becomes unhealthy? How do you break out of unhealthy cycles? Can the friendship be saved? Should it be?