All are welcome to attend St. John Neumann’s Relationships Workshop on November 5, from 1 – 5 pm.
The workshop will provide you with a blueprint for navigating and thriving in your relationships at every stage of life. We all have emotions; they are what happens to us. Virtue is what you do with those emotions. Learn practical ways to practice emotional virtue and watch your freedom grow!
Keynote Speaker Sarah Swafford, Emotional Virtue for a Drama Free Life: Men and women today are faced with a constant assault of their emotions. Whether from the media or the environment around them, relationships are especially under attack. Sarah targets this battle within by setting forth a vision for virtue in the twenty-first century.
Breakout sessions will feature talks by Sarah Swafford, Arleen Spenceley, Aaron Richards, and Todd Warren.
Sarah Swafford, Looking from the Outside In: It can be tough to watch your loved ones go through this challenging time. Is there a game plan for these years? How can someone help and not just stand by? Being that person your loved one turns to-and does not run from- starts now.
Comparison, Competition and Perfectionism and how to Elevate Social Media: In a world of intense pressure for perfection, competition and comparing-often ending in despair, Sarah uses the concept of Emotional Virtue to devise a gameplan to conquer that inner voice telling you that “you are not enough”. This talk will also address the topic of bullying.
Arleen Spenceley, Boundaries & Dating for Girls: This presentation is only for the girls! And, Chastity: When Arleen Spenceley outed herself as a virgin in a chastity essay she wrote for Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, the secular public spoke: “Practicing chastity is crazy,” readers said in emails and voicemails. She learned that while chastity is a virtue that enables a person to love authentically, we are called to practice it in a culture that that calls it absurd. As a result, chastity — which requires sexual abstinence outside marriage (and chaste sex after the wedding) — requires us to live counter-culturally. In this talk, Arleen will share her story, and in the process, equip your audience to practice chastity in a culture that isn’t conducive to it.
Aaron Richards, Boundaries & Dating for Guys: This presentation is only for the guys!
Todd Warren Looking at Forgiveness Using the Concept of Emotional Virtue and Applying Emotional Virtue to living in a Blended Family
We will also have opportunities for healing prayer with Aaron Richards, and for confession. Our day will conclude with the 5 pm Mass.
There will also be an additional talk given by Sarah Swafford at 7:00pm entitled Drama-Free Relationships. All are invited to attend.
The speakers will have book tables with items available for purchase.