LIFE ENRICHMENT MINISTRIES, INC. (501c3)
Carol P. Clemans, Certified Pastoral Counselor & Bible Teacher
PASTORS: Please go to my website and read detail bio of life, ministry and education on ‘About Ministry’ page. I teach for churches and conferences and provide counseling nationwide by phone/Skype for pastors and lay people (636) 448-0121.
The following seminars are uniquely founded on my 50 years of teaching from God’s Word, having the Holy Ghost 61 years and providing Bible-based counseling for 24 years. To God be the glory!
BIBLE BASED SEMINARS AVAILABLE:
FOR SPIRITUAL, EMOTIONAL & RELATIONAL GROWTH with the theme scripture: “Ephesians 4:15 – “But speaking the truth in love, may GROW UP into HIM in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
As long as we have life and breath, no mater what our relationship status in life, there is room for growth in God. The Bible is full of principles that we should be learning daily to grow in our spiritual walk with God.
We need to become healthier spiritually, emotionally and relationally and learn how to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbor (everyone our life touches) as we love ourselves.
My mission and heartbeat for this ministry is to teach the Word of God to help us apply God’s wisdom to our everyday life so our lives give glory to God in everything we do.
Micah 6:8 – teaches that we need to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly before God. To do justly is to do what is right before God. To love mercy is to have compassion on others as God has compassion on us. To walk humbly is giving God the glory in all we do – without Him we can do nothing.
HEALING FOR DAMAGED EMOTIONS & PORN ADDICTION RECOVERY:
Currently, one out of every 3 women and one out of every 4 men (of reported cases) has been a sexual abuse victim sometime in her/his life.
Sexual abuse is one of the most destructive events that can happen to a person to destroy their spiritual and emotional healthiness that affects all relationships.
Any type of abuse in childhood destroys personal God worth. When we learn God’s truth about our lives, we can be set free from the pain of the past and it will no longer control us.
Forgiveness is a gift we give to self as an act of obedience unto the Lord. We must forgive the pain of the past to go forward in healing.
Porn addiction can be the result of being sexually abused. It destroys the inner core of the soul, creates emotional isolation, destroys the physical brain and ruins all relationships. Recovery and healing is a process that is totally dependent on the willingness to surrender all unto the Lord.
St. John 8: 31:32 – “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed in him, If ye continue in my word then are ye my disciples indeed: AND YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH SHALL MAKE YOU FREE.”
We don’t just live with the facts of our lives, but we live with our own interpretation about those facts – usually we have distorted thoughts because of our emotional pain. God’s truth and His interpretation about the facts of our lives provide deep healing to our souls.
Satan wants to kill, steal and destroy our joy in the Lord. God’s truth will deliver us from distorted painful thinking in to His glorious healing presence through the understanding of the power of His Word and the indwelling of His Spirit.
God said, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” – Romans 10:17. Healing comes through God’s truth. We must take ownership of God’s truth to transform our hearts by renewing our minds with His Word – Romans 12: 1 & 2.
When we allow God’s truth to bring healing to us spiritually, emotionally and relationally then we become effective ministers to others in our families, in the church, on the job and in our neighborhoods. As believers, we all minister to others by our way of life.
SEXUAL PURITY SEMINARS FOR ALL AGES:
Sexual sins in the church are rampant today. I counsel nationwide and deal with sexual sins continually. Especially because of porn use, our youth and older singles are involved in ‘outer sex’, ‘friend’s benefits’ and ‘sexting’, the same as the world. They tell each other because they are not having intercourse they are not having sex! Church leaders and parents must wake up!
We must teach God’s truth about sexuality. My seminars teach how valuable we are to God. We learn our bodies belong to God and are not to be used to satisfy the lust of the flesh! We are to glorify God in our bodies and spirit. – 1 Corinthians 6. Can a person glorify God while fornicating?
I teach about the special gift of sex that God intended for marriage. God has boundaries for our protection and provision. I address the sin issue of pre-marital sex by engaged couples. They are sinning against God and defrauding their future marriage.
I teach how to set physical boundaries in dating guidelines. They need to know how special they are to God as His holy vessel. Promoting pride in being a virgin until marriage is a must.
Many gals allow sex because they are looking for love and acceptance they never received in a healthy way from Mom and especially Dad. Gals are ‘raging emotions walking around in high heels’ that need to be filled with God’s love and their parents’ unconditional love.
Most guys are ‘raging hormones walking around in tennis shoes’ telling the gals, “I’ll love you if you give me sex.” All they know is lust and nothing about God’s true love!
The gals give. The guys use. If this is happening, there must be spiritual and emotional healing. Holy Ghost control must be taught through God’s Word.
TRUE LOVE IS WILLING TO WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having sex before marriage causes heartache, possible STD’s, pregnancy, emotional pain, great shame, spiritual brokenness and affects everything about the person’s future. It is sinning against the Lord!
God has the tools needed to resist the devil and he will flee from you. Flee all sexual immorality. Sexual sins follow you throughout your life. By God’s mercy through genuine repentance there is secondary virginity!
God is the changer and healer of our lives through His Word, His forgiveness and restoration.
This seminar is an in-depth study about marriage and what it takes to be a Godly husband and wife from my book: GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE.
Every church should require 6 – 8 pre-marital sessions before any couple is married. I provide this counseling by phone/Skype.
Couples usually repeat the patterns of marriage that they have been raised in. If they were abusive or unhealthy, there must be a willingness to go through personal healing and learning God-centered relationships skills.
Understanding the basic differences between men and women in all areas are taught. God made us to uniquely complement each other in marriage.
Pre-marital sex must be confronted. It is sinning against the Lord. It is defrauding the future marriage. Couples who have sex before marriage bring anger, mistrust, and deceit into the marriage. The engaged couple’s activities before marriage center around having sex instead of putting God first and preparing for marriage. In the past 10 years, every pre-marital couple I counseled was having sex. It is a sham and sinful.
SPECIAL NOTE: A mentoring program in churches to match young couples with older couples is a tremendous benefit to newlyweds. This helps in church growth and stability in families.
God created families before he created the church. If marriages are healthy and strong, then churches will be healthy and strong. These strong marriages will not only produce healthy natural children, but will have a tremendous affect on producing healthy spiritual children. As new believers come to God, they will have God centered marriages and families to pattern after.
God’s truth on His marriage plan is simple to learn through the Word of God. The major challenge is for people to be willing to lay down their dysfunctional patterns they have learned and allow God to have full control and be the center of the marriage.
I teach from my book: GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE using the foundational scriptures in Ephesians 5. When a husband loves his wife as Christ loves the church sacrificially, a godly wife cannot resist that kind of a loving, caring husband. When we allow the Fruit of the Spirit to control us as spouses, we can work through any problem. (I can teach 6 – 8 hours on marriage including communication skills, conflict resolution, individual emotional healing, etc.).
Duet. 6 instructs parents to teach their children when they wake up, walk along the way, sit down and when they go to bed at night. This is about living godly in the presence of your children. Allowing daily happenings to be tools for teaching. RULES WITHOUT RELATIONSHIP LEADS TO REBELLION.
Children will learn to live godly by our actions. Sometimes actions do speak louder than words. Are we glorifying God in all we do? WHAT WE ARE IN THE HOME IS WHAT WE REALLY ARE!
We learn through God’s example how to be the loving, caring parents that children need. We learn how to set healthy boundaries. We learn how to discipline in a godly way.
We learn how to have open communication with our children so we can validate them as being important to us and to God showing unconditional love.
How you parent your children is how your grandchildren will be parented – what a sobering thought!
SINGLES OF ALL CIRCUMSTANCES:
Never married, divorced without children, divorced with children or widowed – singles many times feel like misfits in a church. I teach and counsel with all of the above.
The Bible says that God sets the solitary among families. I feel the church must address the issues of the singles. Singles may have no close family in the church. In each single situation, the church must be sensitive to the specific situation and integrate singles with families of different ages. They must be included in church family activities and functions. They desire to be loved and appreciated.
I personally have always reached out to singles and widows when entertaining. I counsel singles of all ages and the biggest issue is loneliness. Not being included in invitations out to eat after church with others, not just singles, etc. Singleness is not a sin and most is not by choice. We must teach the church family to include singles into their lives as they would a single family member in their own natural bloodline. We are all washed in the blood of the Lamb and are in the family of God!
I love teaching in all of these areas from the Word of God. My heartbeat is sharing what I have learned through God in my 70 years of life to help others grow up into Him! I welcome your call to answer any questions: (636) 448-0121.
I have over 300+ articles on my website: www.carolclemans.org, teaching CD’s, DVD’s, book: GOD’S DESIGN FOR MARRIAGE soft cover or eBook: amazon.com.
My articles are posted on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, FB: Life Enrichment Ministries, Inc., Carol Theobald Clemans, Group: Growing in God Spiritually, Emotionally and Relationally.
I write a monthly column in the Perspectives – Indiana Bible College.
Ministry Refs: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL & UPCI MS Supt. David Tipton, Jr., Raymond, MS.