The outreach programs of Authentic Relationships International has positively impacted youth, students and people for over 20 years, both nationally and internationally. We have developed outreach programs for youth from the Caribbean to Canada, as well as presented to thousands of college students across the nation. We initially started with our proprietary program, Power of Porn TM, which exposes the pervasiveness of pornograpy in our modern day culture. Since then, the need for addressing the sexualization of our culture and shame in our youth at younger ages has become paramount. Shame affects all of us, none are immune from it’s ability to distort how we view ourselves and our relationships.
Explore our outreach programs to learn more.
Junior and Senior High School Outreach
Healthy Living in a Toxic Culture, a two-day workshop series for junior and senior high students, turned out to be a tremendous success. Even two weeks after the workshops, students are still requesting time with us and choosing to share with us, their personal and painful stories of how their lives have been impacted by our overly sexualized culture and the shame-based beliefs that they have quietly carried as a result. Never before spoken stories of grief, loss, abandonment, self-harm, abuse, and even suicidal thoughts have all emerged. Knowing that these young people have been given permission and space to speak their once silent thoughts in a safe, judgment free community has further fueled our desire to expand this workshop opportunity to include students from all across Alaska. We are now aiming to connect with both public and private schools, church youth groups, and community agencies that provide support services to junior and senior high youth. Please contact us for more information and to discuss how we can bring this workshop to the young people in your community.
Power of Porn Initiative
Our culture is saturated with sexual messages bombarding every segment of our society. Pornography’s expanse into the digital age has made access and consumption virtually unrestricted, even to our children. Healthy attitudes and the sexuality of our society is being distorted – the result often being the deterioration of relationships by the fantasy lie of pornography. The hidden shame from porn use so often motivates us to conceal it’s part in our lives, causing us to lead secretive, closed off lives affecting our ability to have authentic relationships with ourselves and those close to us.
The deeper issue of brokenness and emptiness that consumers seek to fill is the true heart of the matter. Despite the damage that pornography use can cause, there is hope. We understand the hidden shame of pornography, and are committed to restoring healthy authentic relationships for all affected by it’s use.
Authentic Manhood in a Broken World Outreach
What does healthy manhood look like? What is the value of being a man?
There is very little appreciation for healthy masculinity in our culture today. Our society spends considerable effort legislating new and stronger methods to emasculate, label, permanently characterize and segregate men who have failed in one way or another. Our culture is failing to nurture healthy, strong men generation after generation. Our men are broken, hurting and carrying shame.
The result is men are not rising up to be what our society needs men to be:
Strong with dignity. Posses healthy masculinity. Authentic in our relationships.
We are calling our men out. They were created for more than living a life of destructiveness. Our men are meant to use their life giving strength for healing and to protect – not harm.
Our outreach is for men who are hurting and find few places to turn to. We dig deep into the issues that erode a healthy sense of manhood and masculinity. We work to restore men back to the place where our societies need us. Healthy sons, fathers, husbands and friends.
We restore men back to authentic manhood in a broken world.