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Boone Center for the Family offers Hope and Help at PBL

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 
Rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self,
which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
(Colossians 3:2,8-10,12 NIV)

Living in the new self in Christ creates rhythms in our lives of peace and tranquility. Old self-living damages our souls, disrupts our lives and often the lives of those around us. Old self and new self characteristics speak to who we are in relationships. Are we full of kindness, love, gentleness, patience, and goodness? Or are our lives more characterized by anger, rage, and malice?

The people we lead and serve are often examples of people living in the spirit of the new self in Christ. We see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. They know pain and hardship but seem to be able to cope with grace and trust. We also know those who live in their pain, slaves to their old self who truly want us to help them live differently.

The Boone Center Family Track at PBL offers hope and help to those coping well and to those caught in a time of suffering and pain. As leaders, all of us know people who are stuck in destructive patterns who can't break through. Participants will find encouragement this year for people who struggle with anxiety, grief, pornography, lack of forgiveness, and outbreaks of anger.

Prepare/Enrich training gives you skills to help premarital couples effectively discuss their strengths and growth areas. A special edition of Relationship IQ training helps leaders of young adults talk specifically to areas which spark their interest (dating, sexuality, friendships, and many more). For parents of all ages, there is a parenting seminar designed to help parents raise children and teens to become resilient, faithful adults.

Solid theological concepts and relevant psychological principles presented will teach you how to help others step into the rhythm of new self living. As you listen, learn and interact with your colleagues at this year's Family Track, you will grow in your own ability to help others live in peace, with a sense of self-confidence and safety.

Sharon HargraveClick here to read about our offerings.
We hope to see you May 2-5!

Sharon Hargrave
Executive Director, Boone Center for the Family