And God Said it Was Good
8 Weeks to Eradicate Sexual Shame and Evolve Sexual Theology
If you're anything like the people I know who grew up in the Church, you probably came to point where you felt like the God you'd been taught about didn't approve of you having a sexuality.
Somehow, this God who incarnated and became a human doesn't like the fact that you have a body very much. And the Church definitely doesn't like the fact that your genitals are part of your body. And dare I mention, the Church does not approve that this part of you gives you pleasure.
But somewhere else inside of you there's another voice... Small as it may be. This voice is saying something else. This voice believes your body is good. Your pleasure is good. Your sexuality is good. And here's the secret: This voice is sacred.
Do you want to believe this second voice?
Do you want to release shame, guilt, or discomfort you have around your sexuality as a result of being raised Catholic or Christian?
Do you want to gain freedom and confidence in the bedroom--whether with yourself or with your partner?
Do you want to feel at peace masturbating?
Do you want to know for yourself that sexuality is sacred and good?
Do you want to embrace a sex positive approach to theology?
This course is crafted especially for you.
Welcome to: And God Said it Was Good
An 8-week course crafted to help you
Eradicate Sexual Shame
Evolve your Sexual Theology
Even if you're no longer religious, it's often our underlying assumptions about the God we do or do not believe in that impacts our ability to feel free in our sexuality.
This course provides a playground of sorts to safely explore and discover your sexuality and reimagine a God who looks at your sexuality and says:
It is Good
After this course you will:
Feel confident knowing what you want sexually.
Have the freedom to embrace your sexual desires fearlessly and without guilt alone or with a partner.
Discover a sex positive sexual theology that allows you to know that God really does look at you and say, “This is my beloved creation with whom I am well pleased” even when you’re experiencing sexual pleasure.
Explore tools allow you to remove the sexual shame that may be limiting your relationship to your body and sexuality.
Develop a mindset of learning and exploration in your spiritual and sexual life that allows you to continue to grow, even after this 8 week course.
And God Said It Was Good includes:
A deep dive into your unique sexual DNA (your anatomy & physiology, your desires, your turn-ons etc)
A more expansive and sex positive Christian theology
Tools to help you find a more helpful understanding of God and the Church to allow you to let go of the teaching that are limiting your relationship to your body and sexuality.
Finally: You’ll work to find connections between your sexuality and your relationship to God/Spirituality.
Each week's module contains three parts:
Video Lectures on Sexual Theology, Spirituality, and Sexology (what people think, feel, and do sexually, as well as anatomy and physiology)
Self-Reflection Journal Exercises
Physical Practices to embody what you’ve learned
Are you ready to know And God Said it Was Good?
Frequently Asked Questions
If I'm Christian and Not Catholic will this still be useful to me?
While there are aspects of some of the weeks that contain mostly Catholic theology (namely week 2), the great majority of the information in the lectures is either generally Christian or is about sexology (and science transcends religious tradition). All of the journal questions and practices in the workbooks can be applied to any person. If you have specific concerns, please feel free to email me.
Are you really Catholic?
-- Or --
Where do you land on the spectrum of Conservative to Progressive Catholic?
I was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Catholic Church. My relationship to the Catholic Church is somewhat complicated--I imagine yours might be as well. I believe in Jesus as God incarnate. I believe in the Mystical Body of Christ as the truth of humanity’s ultimate unity with each other and with God. I can say the Nicene and Apostles’ creed with authenticity, some skepticism, and trust (or faith) in the wisdom of the Tradition. To me, that confirms my Catholic and Christian Identity.
All that said, I do not believe that the teaching branch of the Church is infallible. I believe they have dismissed important aspects of sexology (the study of what people think, feel, and do sexuality) much to the detriment to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as heterosexual, cis-gendered individuals. I am committed to ensuring that at least some area of the Church incorporates accurate sexology into theology so that all people can experience their sexuality as graced by God, and have a community of faith that celebrates their sexuality alongside them.
I will not simply be sharing the teachings of Humanae Vitae and The Theology of the Body, though I am familiar with them, and believe that no document can be 100% inaccurate. I’m all for using what’s available in the Tradition to craft a more caring and sexologically accurate theology of sexuality that can be readily applied to our lives and relationships in psychologically and spiritually enriching ways.
If you either want to only stay within the confines of Magisterial teachings, this is not for you. If you want to throw away every teaching the Church has ever said, this is not for you. If you believe that Catholics aren’t Christian, this is not for you.
However, if you want help to parse through the Tradition, learn more about sexology, and discover for yourself where the Tradition, Science, your Experience, and Scripture can align to help you find God’s grace in your body--then I am totally your girl, and let’s go on this journey together!
Are there discounts for college students, graduate students, and people working in ministry?
I'm a person who is super sympathetic to the challenge of seeking personal growth while being on a budget.
If you are a Boston College student or recent graduate (the past 3 years), I do have a discount for you. Email me to find out more.
For those not affiliated with my alma mater and where I teach, I will be offering some sales in the months leading up to the start of this course (early bird specials, deals for signing up with a friend, scholarship contest, etc.). If you want to make sure you don't miss them sign up for my mailing list here.
If you have a few friends who might want to take this course too, check out my answer to the next question.
If my small faith group, women/men's group, or ministry team wants to work through this course together, is there a group discount available?
Firstly, you have such a cool small faith group, women's/men's group, or ministry team! Can I join???
The short answer is yes! For groups of 4 or more there are discounts available. These range from 10% - 30% depending upon the size of your group. Email me with the details of your group and we'll set up a special discount code for your members.
Do you have a refund policy?
While I'm certain that this program will provide immense value, if you feel like it didn't help you on your path at all, I'd be happy to provide you with a refund. To be reimbursed you must provide proof that you engaged fully with the course material. This proof will be answers to journal questions, as well as written reflections on the practices. You will only be reimbursed for the cost of the online course portion of the program you purchased ($549). I cannot reimburse you for my time on a group or individual coaching session. And, as the increase in cost with payment plans mostly pays for transaction fees I will not reimburse you the additional cost associated with a payment plan.
I have another question not answered here.
Email me! I'd love to answer any and all questions you have about this program to ensue it's the perfect fit for you right now.