Ministry with Intimacy Specializations

Many Christian married couples have struggled in areas of sexual intimacy, feeling isolated with no one to talk to. Some have attempted to discuss their struggles with their pastor, only to find he has not been trained in these areas. Similarly, many Christian singles face challenges in this realm. Our sexual identity is fundamental to our lives, and while God designed sexual practice for marriage, there remains a great deal of frustration.

Additionally, the Christian worldview of sexual intimacy faces threats. The ease of accessing pornography has challenged Christian men and women to remain faithful. The postponement of marriage has left single Christians grappling with their sexuality, trying to manage their sexual urges while single.

Given these challenges, there is a clear need for confidential ministers and coaches to offer support.

This Intimacy Specialization is designed to equip officiants, ministers, and coaching ministers to conduct conversations about intimacy, informed by ministry training and credentialed through the Christian Leaders Institute, credentialed through the Christian Leaders Alliance.. This program aims to provide the necessary tools and understanding to address the complex issues surrounding sexual intimacy within a Christian context

This speculation will equip ministry leaders with confidence to help married couples and single navigate through these waters. Our credentialed clergy  will be able to start an intimacy conversation practice and can register a Soul Centers focusing on this ministry area.

An example of one of these soul centers is listed on the Soul Center website. This Soul Center is called “Hot Christian Marriage.” Click here

This Soul Center is led by a Coaching Minister trained by the Christian Leaders Institute and credentialed by the Christian Leaders Alliance, with a specialization in marriage intimacy. Here is a description of her Soul Center.

We have a heart to help marriages thrive. The Christian community has not done a great job equipping our children for successful intimacy in marriage. We teach them what not to do before marriage, in many cases teach them sex is dirty and shameful. We need to teach them how to communicate and talk about sex with their spouse. Hot Christian Marriage soul Center will offer marriage, relationship and intimacy coaching. We will offer prayer and encouragement. We will also offer pre marriage coaching and wedding officiant services.

Why is this subject so crucial for ministers?

Almost 80% of movies on networks or cable television stations have sexual content. Read more. Much of the content is contrary to the Biblical understanding of sexuality. 

God’s desire for marriage sex is that single people would learn and prepare for it, and married people would experience it. This “hot monogamy” philosophy of God’s design for sex is so needed!

The fact is married people report that they have dismal sex lives.

There are many reasons for this, including the following:

  • Marriage conflict.
  • Differing libidos. One partner may have a higher sex drive than the other. Click here for more information.
  • Past trauma. One partner may have experienced sexual trauma in the past, which can make it difficult to have sex.
  • Communication problems. Couples may be unable to communicate openly and honestly about their sexual needs and desires.
  • Non-biblical religious beliefs. Some couples may have different religious beliefs that conflict with their sexual expectations in marriage.
  • Medical conditions. Some medical conditions can interfere with sexual function.
  • Body image issues. One partner may be uncomfortable with their body, making it difficult to be intimate.

Imagine you becoming a volunteer, part-time or full time clergy member to address these types of issues. You may offer some or all of the following:

  • Confidential conversations informed by a minister program specializing in sex education and conversations.
  • Prayer that invites God to help couples.
  • Coaching sessions that encourage the hot monogamy philosophy for marriage.
  • Officiating services that include conducting weddings or respeaking marriage vows.
  • Other Christian ministry services.

Are these Christian leaders sex therapists?

No, they are officiants, ministers, coaching ministers, or chaplains who integrate God and the teachings of the Bible into the marital relationship. These ministers advocate for the philosophy of committed monogamy and are credentialed by the Christian Leaders Alliance. They have completed a course of study focused on sex education and conversations. As ministers, they are accessible to a wide audience. Often, sex therapists can be costly. Unlike therapists who may focus on specific traumas, ministers dedicated to sex conversations promote wholeness and health as well as address issues.

What is the hot monogamy philosophy? 

The hot monogamy philosophy encourages the practice of a vibrant sex life as God’s design for sex throughout marriage, from newlyweds until death. This philosophy is pro-life and pro-children.

Am I called to become a leader in their subject?

Are you married, or have you been married? Has hot monogamy philosophy and practice been an energizing source of wholeness for you?

Are you trained as a counselor or sex therapist, and do you want to pursue a ministry calling in your area of professional training?

Why should ministers and Christians study hot monogamy?

There are several reasons why ministers and Christians might consider studying hot monogamy. Here are a few:

  1. To support couples in having healthier, happier marriages. Hot monogamy is a marriage philosophy that prioritizes sexual intimacy, communication, and sexual satisfaction. By studying hot monogamy, Christian ministers can learn how to assist couples in achieving these goals.
  2. To provide couples with resources and support. The journey of hot monogamy can be challenging but also profoundly enriching. Christian ministers can offer the necessary resources and support to help couples thrive.
  3. To educate the church about hot monogamy. Many Christians may not be familiar with the concept of hot monogamy. By learning about this philosophy, Christian ministers can educate their congregations about its principles and benefits.
  4. To model a healthy marriage for their congregation or community. Christian ministers are called to exemplify Christ’s love in their lives. Studying hot monogamy can equip ministers to cultivate a healthy, joyful marriage that glorifies God.

What is required to complete this specialization?

The Intimacy Conversations specialization is part of the credentialing program offered by the Christian Leaders Alliance. To complete this specialization, you will need to finish either a four-credit college course or a two-credit Intimacy Skills course, along with a mini-course. They are:

Intimacy Conversations (4 Cr)

This course explains the hot monogamy philosophy and examines sex education topics from academic sources. This course includes lectures, reading, and quizzes. Click here for more information.

Intimacy Conversation Skills (2 CDS Modules)

Sexual intimacy is a God-given gift connected to marriage and procreation. This course discusses many vital aspects of sexuality within a Christian Worldview approach, in order to equip Christians and ministers to grow in their personal lives and in their ministry impact.  Click here to see Course

The Care and Decluttering of the Soul (0 Cr)

This course deals with the nature of the human soul, which connects directly to sexual experience.

You can enroll in this course now, separate from the ministering program. These free courses are available to anyone interested in these subjects.


What Ministry Roles Connect to the Sexual Intimacy Conversation Specialty?

The Christian Leaders Alliance requires completion of a specific program of study for those called to ministerial roles specializing in sexual intimacy conversations. Additionally, appropriate recommendations are required as a background check for your Christian calling and character.

These roles include:

Licensed Officiant – Officiants at the Christian Leaders Alliance can specialize in this topic. With 5-10 hours of study and one recommendation, you can confidently become a recognized Wedding Officiant, offering intimacy ministry, sex education, and conversations. You will be licensed through the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Field Minister – Building on the Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant role, the Field Minister role takes you further in being recognized as a minister. This role is ideal for:

  • Retired Christians
  • Church Elders
  • Church Deacons
  • Business Leaders
  • Home School Moms
  • And more

Coaching Minister – The Coaching Minister is a licensed clergy status program. Holders of this title are considered licensed ministers who can also serve as coaches or life coaches.

Licensed Minister – The Licensed Minister role enables you to minister in various capacities within your church or community.

Licensed Ministry Chaplain – Ideal for those called to serve in local fire departments or civic organizations as volunteers, the Licensed Ministry Chaplain role is specifically tailored for service outside traditional church settings.

Ordained Minister – This role is the first ordination clergy role granted through the Christian Leaders Alliance, utilizing training from the Christian Leaders Institute. It allows you to perform all essential functions of ordained ministry. Three recommendations are required for this role.

Each of these roles includes other ministry specializations in addition to the intimacy conversation specialty that can be added, such as youth or marriage ministry. Click here for a list of specializations.

What type of ministry courses are required in the minister role program? Each program has specific requirements depending on how far you proceed through the minister roles. You may enroll in any of these free ministry courses now.

Suggested Links:

Enroll in a free Mini-Course about God’s Design for Sex – Click here.

Become a Minister through the training of Christian Leaders Institute – Click here.

Find out more about Women in Ministry. Click here

Study the Bible Online – Click here