Our Mission:

Through loving, sharing and healing, Stepping Stones brings honor to every woman's story, one heart at a time, creating hope and an
abundant life.
Friday, October 20, 2017      | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Local Host Site:
Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church
75 Fairpoint Drive | Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
$25 per person  

Join us Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, 2017, and hear from Dan Allender as he shares about the importance of knowing, writing and telling our story.  Learn that...

  • Everyone’s life is a story.  Your life is not a series of random scenes. You are a well written, intentional story that is authored by the greatest Writer of all time. 
  • There has never been, nor will there ever be, another life…another story…like yours.
  • Your story is the thing that most influences and shapes your outlook, your tendencies and your choices.
  • Studying your story is one of the most difficult tasks of life, but reading and interpreting your story is your most important means of finding out the meaning of life. 
  • Giving ourselves permission to explore how the goodness and pain in our life have shaped us opens the door to transformation and a deeper capacity for joy, intimacy, and fulfillment.

Our stories, in all their beauty and heartache, shape and influence every dimension of our daily life and relationships. Knowing the impact of our story and finding God’s redemptive work within it is vital for emotional, relational, and spiritual formation and health. Our culture often encourages us to focus only on the positive experiences and put the painful ones behind us. Far too often, when the true impact of our stories of wounding and heartache go unaddressed, we find ourselves bound to unhealthy and unfulfilling patterns without hope for change.

Know Your Story, Shape Your Future
Giving ourselves permission to explore how the goodness and pain in our life have shaped us opens the door to transformation and a deeper capacity for joy, intimacy, and fulfillment. To Be Told is far more than the popularized movement to “know your story.” It is an invitation to truth-telling, healing lament, deep soulfulness, and lasting change.
Dr. Dan Allender has been a story sojourner for more than 30 years. He brings his own vulnerability and kind spirit to his teaching as he challenges individuals, couples, and communities to do the important, holy work of entering their stories with grace, courage, and hope.  Download Conference Topics Here

 About Dan Allender
Dr. Dan Allender received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He taught for seven years in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary, and from 1989-1997 worked as a professor in the masters program of Biblical Counseling at Colorado Christian University in Denver. Currently, Dan serves as the founding President and Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology in Seattle, Washington.
Dan travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, leadership, Sabbath, and other related topics. He is the author of numerous books including The Wounded Heart, God Loves Sex, The Healing Path, How Children Raise Parents, The Intimate Mystery, Intimate Allies, To Be Told, Leading with a Limp, Breaking the Idols of Your Heart, and Sabbath. His latest work, released in 2016 is Healing the Wounded Heart.
Dan can be heard weekly on The Allender Center podcast, engaging topics on healing and restoration through the unique intersection of theology and psychology. The Allender Center podcast is accessible via iTunes and Stitcher.

He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Puget Sound area of Washington and have three adult children and four grandchildren.

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Our own life is the thing that most influences and shapes our outlook, our tendencies, our choices and our decisions. It is the force that orients us toward the future, and yet we don’t give it a second thought, much less a careful examination. It’s time to listen to our own story.” – Dan Allender, To Be Told
Schedule and Contact Information Below

Friday, October 20

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Teaching

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 am - 10:30 am - Teaching

10:30 am - 10:45 am - Break

10:45 am - 12:00 pm - Teaching

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Teaching

3:00 pm  - 3:15 pm - Break

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm - Teaching

Download Conference Topics Here

More Information

Doors Open at 6:00 pm on Friday
and 8:30 am on Saturday

Light Snacks Provided Friday Evening.

Light Lunch Available on Saturday
Suggested Donation of $5.00

To Learn More...

Call or Email:

Jackie Bell
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Pat Southerland
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