Passionate Intimacy Workshop
Enriching sexual intimacy in married couples
Many married couples struggle with creating the intimacy they desire – especially sexual intimacy. The truth is, God has provided us with help. This workshop is designed to assist spouses with the understanding and skills needed to enjoy God’s design for physical and emotional closeness. We will do this with sound Biblical teaching, current research and a bit of laughter in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.
-Dr. Michael Sytsma
When is the next workshop?
We work to schedule 3-4 workshops a year. Most are hosted by churches across the country. See our schedule here.
Participants in this workshop will learn:
- A greater understanding of the beauty of God’s gift of sexuality
- A sexual vocabulary that helps husbands and wives discuss sexual issues
- God’s design for resolving sexual desire conflicts in marriage
- Creative heart honoring ways to initiate intimacy with their spouse
- What’s “normal” in sexual response and activity
- How to determine what’s sexually acceptable for Christian couples
- The critical role of emotional and spiritual intimacy for healthy physical intimacy
Friday Evening Schedule – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Making Love
- Setting the Atmosphere for Passionate Intimacy
This is a couple date on your own. Couples will be given an assignment and sent to dinner. Couples will choose a place for dinner in the area and complete their assignment over dinner.
Couple time on your own. We strongly encourage couples to reserve a room at a hotel in the area. This gives couples time to relax away from home, talk about the assignments and be well rested for Saturday.
Saturday Schedule 9:00am – 4:00pm
- The Heart of Sex from Scripture
- “I want you to want me…” – Sexual Desire in marriage
- Initiating Sexual activity
This is a couple date on your own. Couples will be given an assignment and sent to lunch at a local establishment of their choice.
- How to really Arouse your spouse
- Reaching the Apex
- Basking in the Afterglow
- Ask Dr. Mike
“Ask Dr. Mike” is one of the most popular sections of the workshop as participants annonymously ask Dr. Mike any question they have on sex.
Home to apply – 4:00pm
*Note that the schedule changes from workshop to workshop based on the individual location but this schedule will give you an idea of what Dr. Mike generally tries for.
– Pastoral heart
– Theological training
– 20+ years of clinical training and experience
– Study of the latest research in sexology and marital sex
All couples receive...
- a workbook for each spouse
- exercise handouts
- special surprise items