In 2006 my dad attended the For My Life® program at Be in Health®, and came home a different person.
His is a very long story, the details of which I don’t even fully know, but he was a very tormented soul. He’d lived in deep depression for years, and he and my mom had been separated for a year and a half at that point.
It took the rest of us a while to believe that he was truly changed after one short week, but as of 2017 he and my mom have been back together with a better relationship than ever for the past 10 years.
Be in Health™ actually has a 91% success rate of eliminating depression, along with thousands of other amazing healing testimonies.
What is Be in Health®
“Be in Health® is an international organization teaching principles that bring healing of relationships and health as well as disease prevention. Be in Health® is dedicated to helping people by offering insights to why mankind has disease, spiritual roots of disease, and blocks to healing. We combine Scriptural insights with cutting edge medical research…“
For over 20 years, this organization founded by Dr. Henry Wright has been researching the root causes of disease, many of which are compiled in the book, A More Excellent Way.
“The problem is not that God cannot heal disease or does not want to; the problem is that mankind does not understand disease. God’s perfect will is not to heal you; His perfect will is that you won’t get sick.“
Be in Health® has quite a few different conferences that they offer, but currently just two week-long programs that run on a very consistent, on-going schedule - For My Life®, which is an intense week of basic training and ministry times, and Walkout Workshop®, which is a more laid-back interactive and practical application time.
Our Personal Experience as a Family with Be in Health®
In 2015 David and I went through the first week program together, and I took away a much better view of God the Father than the one I’d previously connected with what I considered to be a rather crappy depiction in much of the Old Testament.
We were curious about the kids’ program and talked about maybe going back as a family some day.
Fast forward to early 2017 – living in Costa Rica for part of the winter – where we were surprised to receive a call out of the blue from Be in Health® inviting us to come through the full two-week program and document our journey. We talked it over and decided it would be a valuable experience for our family, the kids in particular, and it ended up working out for us to go in July.
This post is a collection of our experiences and some of the thoughts we took away over both of the weeks 🙂
Here’s a fun glimpse into arriving and getting set up – a bit of what you can expect when staying in the cabins on the Be in Health® campground…
For My Life® Program
The kids weren't totally sure about going off with a bunch of people they didn't know, and it took them a while to warm up. I feel like their ages (7 and 10) are a good range to start out, though - we knew it would stretch them, but also didn't have to worry about how they were doing while we were in our own sessions.
Our Day 1 Takeaways
This vlog includes, along with other things, a look into one of the kids' favorite parts of their program - a high-energy game show to review concepts they were learning. It's funny because they definitely felt intimidated by it and were pretty shy, but somehow they still really enjoyed it, especially by the end 🙂
Our Day 2 Takeaways
- Not all of your thoughts are really yours
- It's easier to love people when you understand their true identity, even if they don't
- Negative crap that tries to come up in you is not your true identity - you owe it nothing
- "Self-pity is the superglue of hell that binds us to the past." - Dr. Henry Wright
- Self-pity is a sort of twisted false comfort
- "Nothing good can ever be created by focusing on the negative..."
- The vast majority of disease is directly related to your heart and mind
- Fear = negative faith
- Every thought has a chemical, hormonal, or nerve response in our bodies
This day's vlog was just some short clips of testimonies that were shared - really cool and encouraging, especially because it's not even the tip of the iceberg of stories of lives that have been healed and changed through this program.
Our Day 3 Takeaways
- Truth should not be used as a weapon
- "Helping" people is often just accusation
- Bitterness literally poisons you
- Evil can never be satisfied
- Envy and jealousy make something other than God your source
- Rejection is a vicious cycle
We got out a little earlier on day 4, so we decided to go to town for a bit of family fun!
Day 5 included a Q&A panel, which was definitely a highlight of the week. We also got some takeaway thoughts from the kids, even how to politely decline gross food - and candid evaluations of my cooking!
Our Day 4-5 Takeaways
- Religion is a mixture of truth and error
- An unloving spirit causes victimization
- People in addiction don't love themselves
- Addiction is a false, short-lived comfort
- Fear always tries to come up with plan B
- Fear focuses on the negative and projects it into the future
- You have the whole Holy Spirit
- Negative scenarios are an opportunity to practice overcoming
Walkout Workshop® Program
We all enjoyed the second week we were at Be in Health (Walkout Workshop) a bit more than the first week. For me, it was partly because we'd already been through the first week in the past, but largely it was because it was much more laid back and interactive.
Maeve was the only one who said she liked the first week better, but based on what we saw it seemed like she had a better time the second week for the most part.
It was funny because the kids both complained about recess. RECESS of all things?! It was just "torture" to be outside in that heat, LOL! So that was one of the things they enjoyed more in the second week was that they got to choose to stay inside and do crafts during recess time instead 🙂
Overall, it was a good time as a family and we're now able to discuss things with the kids having a deeper perspective on interactions and feelings. I have no doubt it's something that will serve them well over the next 10 years of their lives especially.
That was a lot! Thoughts? Questions?
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