I could think of no better way to start than to begin with my very first client. Authentic Relationships International (ARI) is a local non-profit organization who's mission is "Equipping People to Achieve Real Fulfillment Through Authentic Relationships."
I've known the owner of ARI for many years as a friend and my wife's co-worker at Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. As Gene made his full-time transition to the work of ARI, I was privileged to help with a number of services along the way. As much as he has benefited from my help, I feel the exposure I've had to the work he does has been just as beneficial to me personally.
Gene's passion is to bring healing and wholeness to individuals who are hurting and who's lives are hampered by a lack of being "authentic" in their relationships. Gene explains that people's greatest need is to have true intimacy that is experienced only in real, open and authentic relationships with those around them. I have never heard the term intimacy quite explained the way Gene does.
He breaks down the word intimacy like this: In-To-Me-See. Kind of catchy isn't it? Intimacy in it's complete form, is the open and honest exposure of who each of us are as individuals to those we are close to. It means we open up and allow others to see who we are; our joys, our hurts, our pain and our fears, without hiding behind walls we often put up to protect ourselves.
Gene, who often showcases his own journey to authenticity, tackles tough issues that plague many of his clients and populations he serves. Pornography, human sex trafficking, broken family relationships, painful pasts and wounds of the present are just some of the issues he addresses.
I have had the privilege to work with Gene in a number of ways. Web content, brochure and flyer designs, email marketing and just recently I am excited to take over his web updates and maintenance. Gene's website; www.authenticrelationshipsint.com is a beautiful WordPress site. Check it out when you have a chance.
If you have a need for any of the services like the ones I've had the privilege to provide to ARI, contact me today.
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