The registration deadline for the Urban Family Life Training Seminar is Friday, June 28th!

The family is the core unit of society, and break down of the family is the core issue driving all problems in society.

  • For Couples, singles seeking a godly spouse, youth and young adult ministers
    July 5th to July 7th, 2019
  • Arrive 4 pm to 6 pm July 5th.  Depart 4 pm July 7th 
    Shuttle available from the Harpers Ferry WV train station (Urban Family Life Training Seminar Transportation Details)
    Peace Kingdom Center
    Harpers Ferry, WV
  • You will:

    • Learn how to set up a ministry to guide youth and young adults toward godly marriage.
    • Discuss the most important points in preparing for a godly marriage.
    • Review the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.
    • Meet young adults with a similar mindset as yours.
    • Understand God's ideal for marriage
    • Understand what the nature of the Fall of Man is.
    • Understand the importance of lineage.
    • Enjoy mountain top scenery, fresh air and recreation.
  • Register Now.

    Click here for local accommodations.

    Urban Family Life Training Seminar Refund Policy


West Virginia is racked by the opioid crisis.  Drug companies told us that there would be no serious issues with opioids.  Here is a clip from an article found here:  https://www.addictions.com/opiate/the-role-of-pharmaceutical-companies-in-the-opioid-epidemic/

“Prior to the 1990s, the use of opioids as a pain treatment was reserved for the most severe forms of pain, such as cancer-related pain symptoms. Medical practitioners were well aware of the strong similarities between opioids and heroin in terms of their addictive properties and so only prescribed opioids as a last resort.

These practices changed in the 1990s in response to Purdue Pharma’s marketing campaign for its top-selling drug to date, OxyContin. OxyContin, a powerful opioid drug, was touted as a non-addictive drug suitable for treating most any type of pain symptom.

In 2010, Purdue Pharma generated $3.1 billion dollars off OxyContin sales alone. That being so, the company was eventually found guilty of misleading the public and ordered to pay penalties fines along the lines of $635 million dollars.

Aggressive Marketing Tactics

Much of today’s opiate epidemic stems from the aggressive marketing tactics used by pharmaceutical companies over the past two decades. Companies such as Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma as well as Johnson & Johnson centered their marketing campaigns on the use of opioids as all-purpose pain treatment medications."

What does this have to do with vaccines?  Plenty.  The very same pharmaceutical companies are telling us that vaccines are safe and effective.  Can they be trusted?  No!  Are they safe and effective?  No.  Vaccines are not required to have the same blind testing as other drugs, and even with the testing of other drugs, many prove not to be safe.

So what is really behind the push for vaccines?  Money.  Big money.  And huge conflicts of interest.   West Virginia is one of only three states not allowing any opt out of vaccines for children attending school, except in very rare and hard to get cases of medical exemptions.

The extremely conflicted pharmaceutical companies, benefit off of the suffering of West Virginia children and residents who are vaccine injured.  Check out this chart of required vaccines in West Virginia and injuries and deaths:  https://www.urbanlifetraining.org/index.php/richard-s-blog/296-west-virginia-required-vaccines-adverse-reactions-or-death.  View the seven part video series on vaccine choice in West Virginia here:  https://www.urbanlifetraining.org/index.php/videos.

The Deadline to Register is Friday, June 28th

Urban Family Life Training Seminar:
July 5th to July 7th 2019.
Arrive 4 pm to 6 pm July 5th.  Depart 4 pm July 7th 
Shuttle available from the Harpers Ferry WV train station (Urban Family Life Training Seminar Transportation Details)
Peace Kingdom Center, Harpers Ferry, WV.
For Couples plus singles seeking a godly spouse.

You will:

  • Learn how to set up a ministry to guide youth and young adults toward godly marriage.
  • Discuss the most important points in preparing for a godly marriage.
  • Review the benefits of sexual abstinence before marriage.
  • Meet young adults with a similar mindset as yours.
  • Understand God's ideal for marriage
  • Understand what the nature of the Fall of Man is.
  • Understand the importance of lineage.
  • Enjoy mountain top scenery, fresh air and recreation.

Register Now.

Click here for local accommodations.

Urban Family Life Training Seminar Refund Policy

 

I appeared on the Silk and Antrim radio show on November 17, 2018.  My segment on Vaccine Chice starts at 15:48.  Thanks to Jane Silk for having me on the show.  Hopefully I can return to discuss this crucial topic more.

Listen to the Silk and Antrim show (right click this link to download the show and select "save link as" or "save video as"):

  

Connect to the Silk and Antrim show at the Main Street Radio Newtork.

 

Delaying sex makes for a more satisfying and stable relationship later on, new research finds, according to an article by Jeanna Bryner. Live Science Managing Editor

The research shows that couples who had sex the earliest had the worst relationships later..

“What seems to happen is that if couples become sexual too early, this very rewarding area of the relationship overwhelms good decision-making and keeps couples in a relationship that might not be the best for them in the long-run,” study researcher Dean Busby, of Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, told Live Science.

The work by  Mr. Busby was published in the Journal of Family Psychology.

There are two ways of thinking about the timing of sex and relationship quality. Some say sex is essential in an early relationship since couples can see how good their sex is. Others say couples who delay or abstain from sex early in their relationships allow communication and other societal pressures to be the basis of their love relationship.

The research focused on the timing of conjugal relations. They studied 2,035 heterosexual individuals married for the first time. Participants reported when they first had sexual relations with their partners. They also were evaluated how well they expressed empathy and understood their partners.  The study questionnaire looked at relationship satisfaction and stability.

Study participants were put into three groups Those having  early sex, late sex, and waiting until marriage Relationships turned out better the longer a person waited to have sex, up until getting married. Those with who had sex before a month had the worst outcomes. Those who waited until marriage related relationship stability as 22 percent higher. relationship satisfaction as 20 percent higher, sexual quality as 15 percent better, and communication as 12 percent better.
View the full article here.  

 

Urban Life Training created an abstinence-centered curriculum, available at its website www.urbanliferaining.org. You can check it out there and help other teens and young adults by subscribing and using its materials.

The curriculum includes the complete STAR (Students Teaching Abstinence and Responsibility) Leadership Training program.  

The second week of the Star Leadership Training contains a sermonette by Pastor Hyung Jin Moon talking about absolute good sex. Good sex is sex God can approve of. It is not sex outside of marriage.

A slide presentation on protecting your future focuses on how one can achieve success honestly. Athletes can achieve success without using steroids.  The presentation talks about how one can achieve happiness that will last and how to experience true freedom. How to determine and achieve life goals is discussed, as well. The question “Are you ready to be a mother?” is looked at. An activity using masking tape to illustrate the reaching of a goal is prepared.

Pornography is shown, for some boys, to replace developing real relationships with real girls/women. In such a case it will be difficult to have a successful relationship with a future spouse. A review of 33 studies found that watching pornography, especially hardcore of violent porn, is linked to bullying among male college students. What can be done to stop bullying is discussed.

The consequences of STDs are shown. One example is a slide of Sheila Green, who was HIV infected through drug use.  Her son, Robert, who was six-years old at the time was born HIV infected.

One approach to the STD problem that you hear about is so called “safer sex,’ defined as the consistent proper use of a latex condom every time you have sex. How much protection do condoms provide during real sexual relations? One in five teen girls using condoms became pregnant within one year. A study in the journal from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health reported about 204 HIV-infected men and their female partners who were not infected at the beginning of the study. During the 17-month period, among those who abstained from sex, none became infected. However, there was a one in four HIV infection rate for those using a condom consistently.

If you want more information about this curriculum go to urbanlifetraining.org or contact Richard Urban at 202-544-5081.