Disordered Loves & Amazing Grace
A Six-Session Study via Zoom
Tuesdays, February 16 through March 23
7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Supplemental Materials for Session 5:
Excerpt from Lent IV gospel and sermon by The Reverend Caroline Stacey, Rector, St. Luke in the Fields NYC. (clip ends at 30:02) Click here to view.
"Stages of Growth in Love" by Richard Rohr Click here to view.
"I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. . .Who will rescue me from this body of death?" Romans 7:15, 24b
Like Paul, each of us struggles with desires, habits, attitudes, and even relationships that are dead ends – taking us where we really don’t want to go. Why do we do this? What can we do? Is there any help? Yes. This six-session series provides some answers.
Drawing from the work of the celebrated spiritual guide and psychiatrist, Gerald May, this series is a study of how the transformative power of love, working through community and spiritual disciplines is able to effectively address and respond to the universal human experience of being tempted and entrapped emotionally, spiritually, and/or chemically by disordered attachments that erode our will and inhibit our freedom to live life fully.
Although this series is not specifically about addiction, we highly recommend participants to read Addiction & Grace, by Gerald May, M.D. It will be foundational for in-depth discussion and thought on disordered loves. We ask participants to have read the Preface and Chapter 1 & 2 prior to the first session.
Conference includes six sessions, 1 1/2 hours each. Each session includes presentations, "break out" time for small group reflection and discussion, and debriefing time.
Pre-Registration required by February 15, 2021