Embrace the Sacred Gift

March 25, 2017, 4:00-7:30

Presented by Ellen Martin, M.A.CE, M.Div.


1.   To present the reality that as humans we are sexual beings and this is good, part of God’s design for humanity, as found in the creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2.

2.   To establish the relationship between our sexuality and our relationship with God.

3.   To persuade parents to teach their children about human sexuality as an element of Christian discipleship.

4.   To encourage parents to move from teaching about human sexuality and sex in an isolated event to an ongoing conversation between parent(s) and child(ren) throughout life.

5.   To empower parents for this teaching with self-reflection, basic genital anatomy education, conversation starters, trouble-shooting scenarios, basic strategies for answering questions, and resources for further study and support following the event.


Teaching -- Resources and How-To -- Practicing with each other -- Q & A

All with the goal of removing shame and moving toward being unashamed of the way God has made us.

For the past 12 years, Ellen Martin has had “the talk” with her children. For the past 6 years, she has empowered other parents to do the same in one-on-one settings. Now she offers a workshop experience, “The Talk: Embrace the Sacred Gift.” Ellen earned a Masters of Christian Education from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Ky., in 2005 and a Masters of Divinity in 2010.


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