MARRIAGE & PARENTING WORKSHOPS
FamilyWorks! Ministries offers free bi-monthly workshops aimed at strengthening marriage relationships and sharpening parenting skills. Why? Because strong families mean strong communities! Each workshop is offered by a qualified professional in his/her field to ensure high quality and practical application.
Since this program began it has delivered extremely relevant material to over 100 eager listeners. Our speakers have included MA and Doctoral-level experts packing in lots of great information into a convenient two-hour format. The price is free to ensure that anyone can afford to benefit. We also offer scholarships to other programs we have partnerships with for those desiring more help. Whether you are brand new to parenthood, newlyweds, been married a while and need a ‘tune up” or you’re just wanting to know how to listen to a struggling friend please joins us for these events.
2012-2013 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
7.14.12 – Healthy communication in relationships (In Spanish led by Fidel Gonon, facilitated by Jon Sullivan) (blurb already submitted) –Location: St. John’s Wesleyan church.
9.2.12 - The Important role of Grand parenting “Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.” -Mary H. Waldrip Grand-parenting has its unique joys…and challenges. Learn how encouragement is more powerful than being directive with your adult children. And find out how to love your grandchildren without “loving” them so much that you inadvertently sabotage their growth and development. Led by Jon Sullivan, MAMFT –Location: St. John’s Wesleyan church.
12.1.12 – Open Letters. The Lions of Judah (a group of boys ages 10-18) will be sharing letters they have written to their parents. This forum is meant to help foster good communication, which can be the catalyst for hope and healing in families. Come and support the boys as they model appropriate expression, and learn how to have the courage and tact to speak truth into your own relationships. Led by Carlos Baca and Jon Sullivan. –Location: Grace Fellowship church.
1.26.13- Unbuckling the Chains of the Past. Understanding how our past can impact our relationships now (but doesn’t have to). The past can have both a negative or positive impact on how we relate to our loved ones. Learn how grace becomes an integral part of healing as we recognize that our difficult pasts do not have to blindly shape our futures. Led by Jon Sullivan– Location: Red Sea church annex.
3.30.13 - Understanding the Impact of Family Dynamics. Have you ever wondered how to make your faith more central in your family life? Do you want a spiritual foundation for your kids to remember and build upon? There is truth to the old saying: “The family that prays together, stays together.” Come and hear guest speaker Ben Laro discuss family dynamics and how faith plays an integral role in family cohesiveness. You will be moved by his personal testimony, encouraged by his practical application and resolved to make a difference in your family’s spiritual health.– Location: St. John’s Wesleyan church .
5.18.13 – Understanding Authentic Male Sexuality. There is a need to untangle the web of lies and deceptions when it comes to authentic male sexuality. So many are held in bondage to sexual sins. Instead of their sexuality bringing them closer to their wives it is used to bring separation and guilt. This mature workshop is designed to help men understand appropriate sexual expression, equip us with tools to guard against inappropriate behaviors and habits and love our wives with passion and deep, genuine love.– Location: St. John’s Wesleyan church.