Dale understands the struggles women face because she’s been there herself. Refreshingly real, Dale’s messages connect to women’s hearts in our many roles as daughters, friends, sisters, wives and mothers, and most importantly, children of God. Through rich, humor-filled messages, Dale helps women understand our issues, gives us permission to admit our weaknesses and failings, and guides us toward freedom, change and growth. Dale’s messages get straight to the core: exposing lies that we have believed about God and ourselves, and showing us how to live, work and love in ways that are grounded in the truth of Jesus Christ. With practical solutions to the challenges of real life, Dale sets women on a course toward empowerment and purpose.
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“Dale was so great to be able to speak into the lives of women in all seasons-kids, no kids, married or single, young or less young. She filled all of us up.”
“I feel empowered. Much different than other women’s retreats that I have been to.”
“Challenging, inspirational, and down to earth! Left wanting more.”
(NEW) The Hidden Danger of Well-Roundedness
Most us have been encouraged to be well-rounded as some point in our lives. If we have children, we’ve probably wanted them to be “desirably varied” too, but have you ever stopped to ask, Is well-roundedness what God wants for us? In this talk, Dale reveals the three reasons Christians are conformed to the pattern of well-roundedness, the danger it poses to the greatest commandment, and how to live sharp.
(NEW) Would the Real You Please Stand Up?
In a world filled with advertisements, advice and social media messages about who and what you should be, women are bombarded daily with the temptation to become someone other than the one you were designed to be. Dale explains the four authentic types of women, details the beauty of each style, and how they uniquely reflect a specific portion of God to the world. By infusing women with this divine self-awareness, you will walk away affirmed, equipped, and commissioned to steward your slice of God’s image. See more at www.YourAuthenticPersonality.com
Real Grace, Real Friends
Have you ever wanted to be a better friend, someone who is able to offer real grace to others? Dale describes her personal path to grace-filled friendships with candor and humor. The first steps of her journey to offer grace began by first learning to receive grace through brokenness, humility, and honesty. From that fulfilled place Dale illustrates how we can offer our friends the authentic qualities of grace through courage, support and freedom.
Who Are Your People?
Most of us crave deeper connection and real community, but find it difficult to develop life-giving friendships in the midst of our everyday lives. Based on the model of Jesus, Dale describes the three levels of friendship (casual, close and confidential), the limitations and contributions of each, and how to have the types of relationships you desire.
The Invisible Woman: Does Anyone See Me?
Do you ever feel invisible as a wife, a woman, or a mom? At some point most women feel unnoticed and unappreciated by the world, their families, and other significant people in their lives. Have you lived as a tomboy with your femininity going unrecognized for years? Looking at Hagar, an invisible woman from the book of Genesis, who came to know “the God who sees me”, Dale shows us how the experience of being seen by God can transform our hidden, mundane lives and allow us to see ourselves, others and God in a new and encouraging way.
Rest for our Weary Souls
Never Stop Improving. That is the motto of Lowes Home Improvement store and the motto of many of us who seek to make life better for ourselves or someone we love. And yet this attitude of striving is a tiring way to live. Dale shows us through her own experience that our distorted view of God and our weak consciences that drive this behavior can be redeemed by a the simple invitation from Jesus.
The season of thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on our many blessings but do you ever struggle to feel grateful? Gratitude doesn’t always come easy. Dale examines our attitudes of striving that keep us from celebrating our victories, our tendencies to live in the past or the future and miss out on the wonder of the present, and the lack of acceptance that keeps us from our coming hope, so that we can start living with authentic and abundant gratitude.
The pressure to meet the demands around us is heavy, but even more so during the Christmas season. Dale shows us how the expectation found in the voices of Christmas past, present, and future can drown out the voice of God and keep us from the Christmas that God wants. She shows us the three elements of a true celebration that will release the pressure and focus our attention on Jesus.
(COMING SOON) How to be an Authentic Mom
(NEW) Self-Care for Your Mom Type
Parenting can be exhausting at times and if you’re not careful, you can become depleted with little left over to love and serve your family. You need rest and refreshment, but sometimes guilt and a fear of selfishness can keep you from getting what you need. In this talk Dale will reframe self-care by demonstrating its presence in Jesus’ life and demonstrating the 3 main benefits for your spiritual life. After taking a quiz to determine your self-care priorities and your mom type, you’ll learn the 6 stressors of your Mom Type and the 5 things you need to restore your soul.
(NEW) Finding the Abundant Life as a Mom
Do you feel overwhelmed by the seemingly endless needs of your family? Are you tired and depleted wondering how you are going to get it all done? Do you ever feel resentful, like you are doing all the work, and you have no choice but to make it happen? Or do you feel insecure sometimes thinking that you are not good enough or something is wrong with you? Help is on the way–Dale will teach you about three specific life coaching tools to help each mom find balance, make wise decisions, and live confidently so that you can live life to the full.
Creating an Emotionally Safe Home
Moms work really hard to make their homes physically safe for their children, but how many of us know how to make our homes emotionally safe for every member of our family? Dale explains the three necessary elements needed to create an emotionally healthy and safe home: the understanding of God-given personality types, the validation of difficult emotions, and the acceptance of mistakes.
The Invisible Mom: Does Anyone See Me?
Do you ever feel invisible as a mom? Do you ever feel unnoticed and unappreciated by your family despite how much you love and serve them? Are you a good girl who works hard to be seen by those around you? Looking at Hagar, an invisible woman from the book of Genesis who came to know “the God who Sees Me”, Dale shows us how the experience of being seen by God can transform our people-pleasing behavior into more authentic living filled with freedom and rest. You will also learn how to see yourself, your husband, your children, and your God in new and encouraging ways.
Weekend retreats give us special opportunities for self-reflection and group dynamic interactions as well as the time to develop and explore a particular theme. Most of Dale’s talks can be combined or expanded into full retreat themes. She is happy to work with you to customize your own women’s retreat from her list of regular talk topics.
(NEW) The Set Apart Woman: The Beauty of an Anointed Life
As Christians living in an ordinary world, you can forget that you have been set apart by God for holy use. In Session 1 Dale shows that while no one likes to feel like the odd man out, there is nothing wrong with being different. She describes the three elements of a set apart life (looking common, feeling unpopular, and being opposed) and how to embrace each one to go deeper with God. In Session 2 Dale explains the difference between Biblical anointing and appointing and helps you craft a purpose statement based on your unique design. In Session 3 you learn about the power available through your anointing, the ways you might be giving that power away, and how to stand firm in Christ. Finally in Session 4 Dales explains the Biblical purity of an anointed life and the substitutions you will most often tolerate in its place and ends with a individual anointing for each woman.
(NEW) Come As You Are
Most people love the acceptance and understanding of a “come as you are” invitation but rarely take advantage of it. Fearing judgment and rejection, women settle for a shiny exterior and a lonely interior, and a life far from the heart of God. In Session 1, Authentic Humility, Dale shows us the full truth of authenticity and explains how it is used to enter the kingdom of God. In Session 2, Authentic Nobility, Dale describes the four slices of God’s image, created to reflect specific portions of God to the world. In Session 3, Authentic Identity, Dale distinguishes between personality and identity and reveals the lie and truth that each slice needs to know.
A Woman’s Guide on How to Abide
In Session 1, Abide in His Words, Dale defines abiding in Christ and describes what it looks like in daily practice. She explains what keeps women from abiding and teaches you how to hear the voice of God. In Session 2, Abide in His Rest, Dale unpacks our striving (working for God instead of working with Him) and teaches you three ways to cease striving by yoking to Jesus and practicing Christian mindfulness.
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