A Video Facilitator Shares about Awaken-Love

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a group of friends through the Awaken-Love Video Class? Or where you would even start?

I’ve asked one women to share in general ways about her experience facilitating.

I want to take a moment to share with your readers about my experience with facilitating a video class. I hope  to inspire you to get a group of girlfriends together and have the fruit of this life-changing class!

Once I had a date set, I shared with a friend that I would be facilitating an Awaken-Love class. The news seemed to take on a life of its own as friends shared with friends.  I think there is such a hunger among women to have a safe place to talk about some of these intimate topics where Gods wisdom is present. I ended up with several women taking the class, many of whom I didn’t even know.

As part of our Step by Step Guide to facilitate a video class, we include sample invitations to invite your friends. Many women email the invitation in order to avoid a face to face conversation.

I was a little nervous about how it would all go. I really am not an expert on this topic. I was also worried about having some awkward silence where I didn’t know what to do.  As it turned out the videos and facilitator guide helped me walk through and we ended up with very rich discussions.  Some class nights, we didn’t make it through all the videos in the time we had so participants watched them on their own.  The videos made it easy for me to relax and let the class unfold.

I will say that the ground rules established at the beginning of class were super important in guiding our discussion.  As people gained comfort, we covered many topics that I cannot imagine ever discussing outside of the context of the class. The confidentiality and judgment free aspects of the class really helped people get the most out of it.  Everything that was needed to maintain a healthy and safe environment had been thought through and was communicated in the videos.

It was such an incredible privilege to watch how God worked in the hearts and marriages represented in the room.  I have been a part of many women’s bible studies over the years and none have had quite the impact that this study does.  I continue to be SO blessed in my marriage because of what I learned through the Awaken-Love class and I know the women who went through the six weeks with me were too.

If you want to strengthen your marriage and the marriages of your friends, host an Awaken-Love Video Class. You can invite women from small group, your marriage group, mops, neighbors or friends.

If you don’t know where to start or have questions, feel free to contact me.

Comments 2

  1. Thanks for sharing your Awaken-Love video facilitator experience… I can only echo it with a heartfelt “Amen!”.

    I took the class myself a year ago and kept thinking of my colleagues (I’m a full-time Christian worker) and how they would benefit. In fact, my primary motivation for being willing to be a facilitator is because we have so many young people in our YWAM training programs with increasingly dysfunctional home situations – it is NECESSARY for those of us who mentor them to have a clear and strong biblical basis for sexuality.

    Last Spring there were 8-10 of us who took the Awaken-Love video class, with me as a facilitator. Yes, I was a bit hesitant but the need was clear so we dove in together.

    The first class session was a good warm-up and by the second and third sessions we were ALL IN! I absolutely LOVED getting to know my women colleagues through these guided sessions and we are still connected 6 months later.

    I know for a fact that several marriages were deeply impacted by the lessons and sessions… my husband also very willingly participated a second time in the homework!

    You may feel unqualified or a bit reluctant to facilitate, but no matter, God can and will enter into these moments with HIS OWN AGENDA in these women’s lives.

    • Belinda,
      Thank you so much for sharing how Awaken-Love impacted you and your colleagues. It is amazing to think about how the impacts may ripple.
      Ruth

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