Seminars

I have conducted hundreds of personal growth seminars over the past forty years, speaking to thousands of hurting people searching for answers to their problems. My seminars are aimed at maximum learning through presentations, discussions, exercises, and a healthy dose of humor thrown in for good measure. If you are interested in hosting one of my seminars or having me speak at your church or organization, fill out the speaker request form on the bottom of this page. In the message box, let me know the organization you are affiliated with, the date of your event, and your location.

The Lies We Believe

We all suffer from faulty beliefs as we go through life, and these flawed ways of viewing reality damage our emotional health and relationships with others.  This seminar explores the most damaging "lies" we believe and how to "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" in order to become a spiritually and psychologically healthy person. During the seminar, we explore lies we believe about ourselves, others, and God and the truths that can set us free to live the abundant life. This seminar is based on my books The Lies We Believe, The Lies Couples Believe, and The Lies We Believe about God.

Emotionally Healthy Christianity

Spiritual health and emotional health cannot be separated.  Many people who are Christian in their worldview struggle to be emotionally healthy followers of Christ.  In this seminar, eight core areas of emotional health are explored:  Bonding, Beliefs, Boundaries, Boldness, Benevolence, Brokenness, and Being.  Participants are helped to assess how they are doing in each of these areas and what they need to do in order to grow into a more Christ-like person.

Making Marriage Work

Marriage is a blessing from God and to be stewarded to the best of our abilities.  Many couples want to have a closer relationship with their spouse but don't know how to achieve it.  The purpose of this seminar is to help couples better understand the most important areas they are to work on in order for their marriage to be the healthy and loving relationship God intended it to be.  Couples are helped to assess how they are doing in these areas of marital growth and development and what it will take to work out their "marital salvation" as husband and wife.

The Markers of Manhood

We live in a day an age where there is a lot of confusion about authentic manhood and womanhood.  This seminar tackles the former by helping men better understand how God meant them to be so they can interact with others in a truly healthy and loving manner.  Avoiding stereotypical and unbiblical interpretations of what it means to be a "real" man, participants are helped to look honestly at themselves and commit to overcoming unhealthy ways of expressing masculinity so that their interactions with the ones they love are improved.
 

Presentations

I also provide one-hour to half-day presentations to organizations, corporations, and churches in the Austin area. If you are interested in hosting one of my presentations, please fill out the speaker request form on the right. In the message box, let me know the organization you are affiliated with, the date of your event, and your location.

Presentation topics include:
Overcoming Stinking Thinking
Managing Stress Before It Manages You
How to Have a Closer Relationship
Taking Responsibility for Life
Perfectionism or Excellence?
The Integrity-Driven Life
Why is Change So Difficult?
Breaking Free from Shame
Identity, Worth, and Self-Esteem