Retreats or Weekend Intensives

Men

Retreat/Intensive Title: Men’s 3-Day Intensive Workshops

Participants: men struggling with sexual behaviors that they are having trouble stopping, perhaps dealing with a wide variety of sexual behaviors — ranging from fantasy, pornography use, and masturbation… to affairs, sexual encounters, and a wide variety of fetish behaviors. We will work with men who are struggling with homosexual attraction, but, our focus is on the addictive sexual behaviors and not with issues of orientation.
Number of Participants: 24-30

Name of Counseling Ministry: Faithful and True

Name of Facilitator: Dr. Mark Laaser (MDiv., DMin) and Dr. Greg Miller

Physical Location/Address: 15798 Venture Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Dates: February 19-21, 2015; March 19-21, 2015; April 16-18, 2015; May 14-16, 2015; June 11-13, 2015; July 11-13, 2015; August 20-22, 2015; September 17-19, 2015; October 15-17, 2015; November 12-14, 2015; December 10-12, 2015

Starting-Ending Times: Thursday 8:45AM – 9 PM; Friday 9 AM – 9 PM; Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Cost: $1,195.00 plus meals and lodging

Scholarships available: discounts for online registration

Contact name: Sheri Trautmann

Contact phone number: 952-746-3880

Contact email: http://www.faithfulandtrue.com/Workshops/For-Men.aspx

Content or additional info: mixture of lecture, group discussion, individual reflection time and assignments designed to help learn about the spiritual, emotional, and physical basis for addiction and create a practical plan for recovery.

WOMEN

Intensive Spiritual Weekend Retreat for Women–Sonflower Ministries

Purpose: Sonflower Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry which purposes to provide a secure environment for women to receive Christ-centered Bible teaching, ministry, counseling, fellowship and fun SO THAT the Lord can bring restoration to the spirit, soul and body of today’s woman.

Participants: Whether you are single, married, widowed, separated or divorced; whether you are a career woman, a carpooling mom, a carefree senior, or a busy woman who just needs a break…this retreat is for you!

Personal: From boardrooms to bedrooms many women are hurting. When a woman’s heart is broken by misplaced trust in a partner who violates her through abuse, affairs or addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or pornography, she feels dishonored. She struggles with how to handle and heal from the hurt. Whether her pain is what someone else has done to her or what she has done to herself, women are searching for an answer that can only be found in Jesus Christ. Many women come to a Sonflower Ministries retreat and say, “I never felt so loved or accepted in my life”.

Dates: Spring Retreat May 01—03, 2015 and Fall Retreat October 30—November 01, 2015; always the first weekend in May and the first weekend in November.

Location: Woodlands Camp and Retreat Center, Cleveland, GA in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia

Cost: $199.00 per person prepaid; includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals, snacks, retreat materials; if space is still available.

Contact Telephone Number for more information: (678) 404-8775

Contact Person: Mary Lucy Holliday, Executive Director Email: sendlucy@bellsouth.net

Website: www.sonflowerministries.net

Retreat Program: In addition to life-changing messages from outstanding speakers, dynamic testimonies and quality small group time with trained leaders, the following workshops are offered at a retreat: “The Agony of Anger”; “The Freedom of Forgiveness”; “Branded for Life”; “Worthless to Worthy”; “It’s Not About You”; “Are You a Sinner or Are You a Saint?”

Number of Participants: 60 attendees who are served by 60 team members.

Women

Retreat/Intensive Title: Women’s 3-Day Journey Workshops

Participants: women married to or in a relationship with a sexual addict or someone who has broken your trust by using pornography or sexually acting out

Number of Participants: 24-30

Name of Counseling Ministry: Faithful and True

Name of Facilitator: Debbie Laaser, MA, LAMFTand Beth Miller, MA; with appearance from Mark Laaser, PhD

Physical Location/Address: 15798 Venture Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Dates: March 5-7, 2015;  June 25-27,2015; October 8-10, 2015

Starting-Ending Times: Thursday 8:45AM – 9 PM; Friday 9 AM – 8 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Cost: $1,195.00 plus meals and lodging

Scholarships available: discounts for online registration

Contact name: Sheri Trautmann

Contact phone number: 952-746-3880

Contact email: http://www.faithfulandtrue.com/Workshops/Workshops-For-Women.aspx

Content or additional info: mixture of lecture, group discussion, individual reflection time and assignments. Information about addiction will help you understand the depths of this problem. It does not take away feelings you have, but it can help you create a new perception of the problem and understand the kind of help that is necessary for change. You need to hear… that you did not cause your husband’s addiction, that you can’t control it, nor can you cure it. He will need a program of recovery to work on the deeper issues that drive his decisions. Your efforts to be more sexual, more attentive, more watchful, more ‘anything’ is not the solution.

Couples

Retreat/Intensive Title: Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshops

Participants: couples facing the crisis of the new discovery of sexual betrayal; couples “stuck” in their process of healing; couples looking to build new levels of intimacy in their relationship. If sexual addiction/compulsivity or sexual acting out (including viewing pornography) is a struggle for the husband, we highly recommend that he first come to our men’s workshop. This insures that he will be well aware of his responsibility for being sober or pure. It is recommended that the husband have at least 30 days of sobriety prior to attending the couple’s workshop. We require that there be full disclosure on behalf of the husband to his wife of all acting out behaviors. It is also helpful if the wife has had some support, whether it be in counseling or as part of a support group. If the husband has not come to a men’s workshop, a couple may still attend if the husband participates in a face-to-face or phone interview with one of our staff.

Number of Participants: 12 couples

Name of Counseling Ministry: Faithful and True

Name of Facilitators: Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D., and Debbie Laaser, MA, LAMFT; possibly with Greg Miller, M.Div., D.Min., and Beth Miller, MA

Physical Location/Address: 15798 Venture Lane, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Dates:  November 3-5, 2016

Starting Ending Times: Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM; Friday 9 AM – 9 PM; Saturday 8:30 AM – 2:30PM (lunch provided on last day)

Cost: $1,795 (per couple), plus meals and lodging

Scholarships available: discounts for loyalty – see website

Contact name: Sheri Trautmann

Contact phone number: 952-746-3880

Contact email: http://www.faithfulandtrue.com/Workshops/Workshops-For-Couples.aspx

Content or additional info: Faithful & True has a proven track record for helping couples who are seeking a transformation in their lives. The Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshop offers teaching from the perspective of Mark and Debbie Laaser’s book The Seven Desires of Every Heart, and applies those insights to all areas of couple relationship — especially to recovery from sexual betrayal and co-dependence. Couples who attend this workshop will experience that they are not alone in this journey. We create safety by allowing couples to work on and talk about only those issues that they feel comfortable sharing. The fellowship created by this group experience is powerful. In the context of this fellowship, couples will gain new insights about their relationship and new friendships, as well. Most of all they will learn new ways to have deeper and healthy intimacy. A great deal of time will be spent acquiring new skills and practicing new ways of relating. Our desire is that couples will leave with a new commitment and hope.