PO Box 55045, Phoenix Az 85078-5045
Promoting Intimacy and Other-Centered Sexuality
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Note: This is an example of what we tried to do for the large number of single men that contact us. We had a very good intro meeting, but the leader who started it lost interest and we never did more than this one intro. We encourage others with an interest in helping single men to use any of these ideas that you wish in starting a single mens group in other cities.
Single Men's Fellowship Group Intro Meeting Sample Invitation
Call to be on waiting list for next Intro Meeting
Location: Map and location will be sent when before meeting
You have contacted us with an interest in Liberated Christians. As you may know, Liberated Christians is a practical educational group for Christians and others who are interested in exploring liberation from the traditional body negativity and false sexual repression of traditional Christian teachings. We support responsible non-monogamy in a way that honors and respects others and ourselves, with integrity but without guilt, blame or shame. Participation is open to both Christians and non-Christians. Traditional Christian values have set the stage for sexual repression toward everyone.
As our organization evolves, we are better able to address more issues that in one way or another affect everyone. Our first goal was to form couple's groups for the benefit of those in relationships who wanted to give up repression in exchange for what they wanted as individuals in a relationship with each other and perhaps others. This has been a big success. We have an active couples' Fellowship Group where couples meet, discuss their feelings honestly, and are sharing, learning and experiencing love, intimacy and sexuality in many different ways. Couples learn that they are not crazy, perverted or evil because their feelings and desires vary from their upbringing.
Unfortunately, women have carried the largest share of the sexual repression in our society. Many of the women in our couples' group would not be finding the freedom they enjoy if it were not for the loving men who accept them for who they really are and apply the same standards to them as they do to themselves. Once issues are communicated clearly, a couple can more intelligently choose either monogamy or sexual exploration with others, but together as partners.
By organizing support groups for men, the job of finding an open minded female partner or convincing your current partner to open up can be much easier. With a focus on showing genuine love and respect for the women in your life, and communicating your desires honestly, both her desires and yours can be fulfilled while undoing some faulty programming that we got while growing up. Our group has grown to the point that we can help the man who wants support and information, and most importantly the ability to see it done by others who find and/or bring their partners into our couple's group.
A series of four sessions is available to help men understand the issues from both the man's side and the woman's. Real perspective will be offered by men and women who currently share a free lifestyle with their partners. Setting boundaries for yourself and negotiating a successful relationship will be discussed. Most important is how to give your partner what she needs to feel secure in her relationship with you. Although themes of seduction are great for the fantasies that many couples choose to act out together, the reality is that real predators will not find a sense of belonging in this group. Most men (to some degree) do need some healing and support to establish healthy relations with women. This can be more difficult when pursuing a sexually open lifestyle. The four sessions are meant to help you with this process. Once you know what you really want and how others are getting it, this can help you meet your relationship goals.
The focus of this group is heterosexual relationships. While we are supportive of gay men, the leaders do not have the resources to assist them in their special issues. Thus, this group is not appropriate for gay men.
We invite you to our next men's meeting. We will schedule a meeting when we get about 20 men on the waiting list. Our first intro meeting was June 24th. It is our intent to use the things that are working in the couple's group to create a safe environment for you to introduce your female friends to at a later date. We may have a separate women's group, but the reality is very few women seek out this lifestyle on their own. Women usually are only comfortable with the lifestyle when they are in a secure relationship. Our goal is to share ideas and help men assist women to be comfortable and secure. By clarifying your own issues and having like minded friends who are like yourself, things should progress naturally as our couple's group has.
Attendance is limited to 20 and the cost is $10. Registration can be done by mail or by calling our voice mail at 955-0711. Once a date is set, you will be sent a map and other information. As this group is just forming, you may find new, open minded friends and yourself as part of our larger organization that is getting national attention from the media and requests from all over the world for our information.
We look forward to meeting you soon and having you a part of our group.
Steve - Men's Group Facilitator
Dave & Bill, Founders Liberated Christians