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The Reflection Retreat (Live, Virtual, or Small Group Content)The Reflection is a unique co-ed retreat that includes compelling stories, thought-provoking teaching, music and art, personal encouragement, and guided spiritual and relational activities. The retreat theme, “Just As I Am”, addresses the beauty of accepting ourselves as we are, experiencing intimacy with God, and living out authenticity in friendships, dating, and marriage. The content and times of reflection help to identify and overcome the barriers many of us face as we attempt to find, keep and enjoy fulfilling relationships.
Let’s Talk: How to Have Confident Conversations With Our Kids, Colleagues, and Comrades in Today’s Sexualized Culture (Workshop)
Christians are called to be salt and light to the world. But, when the subject of sex comes up, it can be challenging and awkward. We often avoid it and just roll with the tide. Or respond with rigid rules that shame others and kill the conversation. In these times, where our hyper-sexualized culture is luring and harming our kids, our colleagues, and our close friends, we need to reach out as Jesus would, in conversation that offers God’s restorative love, care, and kindness.
Heart of Man (Movie and Event)
The Heart of Man is a story inviting the sons and daughters of God to leave behind our broken, moralistic, and religious way of thinking and relating to God and to others. Once we begin to know who God is (and as a result who we are), we have something to invite the world into.
For Students and Parents
Something About Sexting
A four-session interactive program for middle school or high school students (school or youth groups). The first three sessions are targeted toward the students: Why you or others do it, how it hurts you and others, why and how society and media push you to do it, and what will you do about it. The fourth session invites parents to join the conversation, addressing privacy concerns, dangers to watch for, apps to recognize, and precautions to take.
Internet Safety in General and During Covid (Immediate access)
Parents, check out this immediate access resource from Shared Hope International to help you keep your kids safe.
Chosen (20-minute film)
Learn the shocking true story of two teen girls tricked by traffickers. Brianna, 18, was a star student, cheerleader, and waitress eager to break out of her small town to attend college in the big city. Lacy, 13, enjoyed church and school but struggled to help care for her siblings while her stepfather was deployed and her mother worked to support the family. Brianna and Lacy share how traffickers used manipulation to lure them into the world of sex trafficking. Order at https://sharedhope.org/chosen/
For Church Leaders
Leaders need to become conscious and equipped to face and prevent the damage of our sexualized culture and its resultant challenges. Our Church Leadership Video Series includes an assessment and action planning tool, interviews with scholars and ministry leaders, testimonies of those who have been harmed and healed, as well as a number of educational and practical resources. Learn how we can work together to educate and engage the church as well as restore the lives that have been harmed by sexual exploitation, abuse, and use of pornography. Join us as we reach out to heal the church and evangelize in a world of brokenness.
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We are a network of trained professionals and compassionate individuals who partner with adults and nurture children impacted by commercial sexual exploitation as they take steps to interrupt the cycle of trauma, develop life skills and build a safe circle of support.
An engaged and compassionate community where sexual exploitation is not tolerated, human rights and dignity are valued, and the lives of both victims and perpetrators are being restored.
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