Developing Mindset Shifts + Healthy Sexual Attitudes for the Progressive Christian Woman
Remove The Shackles of Shame | Embrace Your Sexual Identity
What is The Recovering Celibate Masterclass?
The Recovering Celibate Masterclass is a live, half-day retreat created with the intention to foster open, judgement-fee, honest conversations in a safe space about balancing religion, faith and sexuality.
Who is This Masterclass For?
Quite simply, this Masterclass is for the “churched” woman. The woman who believes that her relationship with God and entrance to heaven is directly tied to her sexual behavior. It’s for the woman who was taught to repress her sexual desires and is forced to believe that “sexual impurities” keep her from marriage and creating a “Happily Ever After.”
This life-altering class is for the woman who wants to feel normal about her sexual desires and become equipped with the tools needed to accept your true feelings and thoughts while dismantling your misconceptions.
Listen, I’ll keep it real with you: this Masterclass simply isn’t for everyone. But, if you’re tired of:
- The shame that forces you to suppress natural feelings of sexual attraction and excitement.
- The shame that tells you that you’ve dishonored yourself, your church and God by engaging in premarital sex.
- The shame that makes you believe that your body has betrayed you-for doing what it was intended to do.
- The shame of seeking a whole and sexually active and healthy relationship. The shame of loving yourself completely.
Then i’m ready to partner with you and help you begin your own recovery. If you’re ready to
- Begin Healing.
- Accept your natural sexuality.
- Articulate your faith and sexuality.
- Recognize that you’re not the only one feeling conflicted.
- Understand that you can love both God and sex without the guilt.
Then I promise this is an event that YOU DO NOT want to miss.
Your Desires are Valid, You Possess A Sexual Nature. And That’s Okay.
For far too long we’ve allowed shame to arrest our thoughts and emotions. Despite our natural yearning to be in relationships and fully comprehend the joys of dating and sex we’ve often been preached to about the woes of “sexual sin” and weight it carries. In turn we’ve told ourselves that our sexual desires are repulsive to God, unnatural and lead to a life of damnation, hell and eternal singleness.
Hi! I’m D. Danyelle Thomas. Perhaps like you, I was a proud member of the “Purity Culture,” convinced that my celibacy was a golden ticket to heaven and that it symbolized my devout relationship with God. What I didn’t realize is that I was subconsciously demonizing the sexauality that we’ve all been born with-something that God has given. Instead of uplifting and empowering women I was contributing to confusion, hurt and shame.
I often wondered: “What does God gain through the repression of our sexuality?”
The more I questioned the culture and history of sexual repression within the church, questioned the Bible stories I’d been taught, and navigated my true feelings, I found myself consciously aware of the painful implications of faith-based celibacy.
Suddenly I was free from the shackles of shame.
I was a recovering celibate.
Soul Conflict #1 — The Matter of Sex
Love and relationships aren’t formulaic. There are no strict steps you can take to ensure success. As much as you think sex matters- it doesn’t. Newsflash! Limited or no sexual partners doesn’t make you perfect marriage material. During this conversation we’re debunking the myths around sexual purity and the ability it has to attract a met.
Soul Conflict # 2 — Soul Ties
Soul Conflict #3 — Celibacy
Soul Conflict # 4 — Finding Peace
It’s Time To Become The Recovering Celibate
#1 YOU ARE VALUABLE
For many of us, our church or pastor would have us believe that our value diminishes based on our infractions of a sexual nature. You are valuable no matter what decision you’ve taken with matters of your own sexuality. It’s time to dispel the myth that having sex outside of marriage or exploring your own personal pleasures through masturbation is your one-way ticket to hell. You need to know that you don’t have to carry shame behind your sexual desires and encounters.
#2 God gains nothing through the repression of your sexuality.
Yea, you read that right. If you truly believe that we were make in the image of God then why would a God who created you want you to hate your body and the natural needs and desires that come with that body? Isn’t the message of Christ much more defined and expansive than the governing of our sexual appetites? If God is love then why are we being taught to not love ourselves completely? The God that I know-the one that we’ve been taught about- would never delight in our failure and lack of self-expression.
#3 Your Sexuality is NOT in Opposition of Your Faith.
It’s possible to be both saved and sexual; to date freely and engage in healthy sexual experiences. God never stops loving you. You can remove the shame.
“The strength of a woman is not measured by the impact that all her hardships in life have had on her; but the strength of a woman is measured by the extent of her refusal to allow those hardships to dictate her and who she becomes.” tweet
— C Joy Bell tweet
A Sense of Community
For Women Only
Why Should I Attend?
Excellent question. You should attend The Recovering Celibate Masterclass if…
- You’ve taken all the advice of the church and you still feel unfulfilled and frustrated.
- You’re tired of feeling trapped inside of a body that you don’t have permission to or know how to love.
- You’ve abstained from sex and lived “by the book” and you still haven’t found “the one”.
- Feel the damage that purity culture and celibacy is placing on women, their rights and sexuality.
- You’re ready to explore your sexual freedom and live life on your own terms while still receiving the love and acceptance of God.
This is an EPIC event designed with you in mind.
I’M READY! Sign Me Up
My desire is to make this a safe space for you to unpack your shame, fear, and grief. To do this, The Recovering Celibate is a limited space opportunity to ensure an intimate experience for all of us. Any woman who is ready to begin her recovery is welcome [and encouraged!] to apply. Invitations will be extended upon application review until capacity is reached.
Your invitation will include your payment link based on your selected payment option.
Recovery Quick Start: One (1) Payment of $225 (due at time of registration).
Flexible Recovery: $50 deposit (due at time of registration) & Two (2) payments of $100 (monthly).
“I’m Ready! To erase the shame. Embrace my sexual identity and become a Recovering Celibate.”
If this is you, I’m ready to partner with you on your journey. Space is limited!
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Refund Policy: Refunds will not be issued under any circumstance unless cancelled in entirety by the host. Payments may be transferred to alternate dates if you can not attend at the scheduled time.