Speakers Bureau - Linda D. Bartlett
To schedule a presentation with Linda Bartlett contact her through the Life Center at 888.364.LIFE or by e-mail: .
Titus 2 for Life: A Retreat for Women
God said it was “not good” that man should be alone. He needed a “helper.” In this vocation, women “help” build up, or tear down. The retreat offers five sessions: “We Are Vulnerable,” “We Have Identity,” “Exposing Darkness with Light,” “We Are Wise or Foolish,” and “Ezer’s Handbook: Opportunities to Mentor.” Just as Eve was deceived, so are we. Just as she failed to trust God’s Word, so do we. The consequences are many—and painful. This retreat encourages younger and older women to trust God’s Word of Genesis 1-3, contrast worldviews, leave old ways behind, live new in Christ, and help build a culture of life by mentoring Biblical womanhood with the model of Titus 2:3-5.
Titus 2 for Life: A Training Retreat for Women
Five sessions (above) plus additional study of the Leader’s Guide for use by women who want to lead Titus 2 Retreats in their home, congregation or community.
What Is Titus 2 For Life?
This presentation explains the need for and purpose of Titus 2 for Life. It can be paired with either of the following presentations.
Faithfulness: One Child at a Time (Contrasting sex education with instruction in purity)
Abortion is the symptom of a deeper problem. Too many of us are confused about our identity. This workshop is structured as a Q & A for dialogue among Christians who are concerned that we are sexualizing our children. Man coined the phrase: “Children are sexual from birth.” But, how does God define us? This workshop answers this question and more, such as: (1) Why is sex education a life issue? (2) What is the origin of sex education? (3) How does it contrast with instruction in purity? (4) Isn’t Christian sex education different from secular sex ed? (5) How does making children “comfortable with their sexuality” actually put them at greater risk? (6) Why does defining ourselves as “sexual beings” put us in danger of idolatry? (7) Isn’t being male or female the same as being “sexual?” (8) Won’t children make better choices if adults give them more information? (9) Is there a need for sex education? (10) Why might sex education be considered child abuse? (11) Is there hope for those who’ve been deceived? In America today—from marriage to health care—it would appear that sexual liberty trumps religious liberty. This workshop is for those who want to help the church be distinctively different from the world by trusting God’s Word for men, women, marriage, and family. It is because of sex that we are enjoined in families and celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and life itself.
Called to Remember
This presentation is offered with respect for the vocation of Biblical manhood. It follows the Bible study of the same title. Men are called to remember God’s Word and use it to make a difference in their world. The speaker also offers a humble apology to men. Women too easily act as temptresses or “helpers” who tear down rather than build up.
Linda Bartlett is the wife of Paul, the mother of two sons and two daughter-in-laws, and the grandmother of six grandchildren. Linda is a homemaker, writer, and speaker. She has been involved in the ministry of Lutherans For Life on the local, state and national levels. She served on the national board of LFL for 18 years, nine of them as president. In 2004, Linda stepped down from the role of LFL president to start Titus 2 for Life. At retreats, in Bible studies, on radio, and through a website and blog, this ministry uses the model of Titus 2 in mentoring Biblical manhood and womanhood (titus2-4life.org and ezerwoman.wordpress.com). Titus 2 for Life functions under the umbrella of Word of Hope, the abortion healing ministry of LFL (888.217.8679). Linda is the co-founder of the Lighthouse Center of Hope, a caring pregnancy center in Iowa Falls, Iowa, and serves as president of its board. Linda is the author of Bible studies, devotionals, and booklets including Men, Women and Relationships; Dressing for Life: Secrets of the Great Cover-up; Into His Loving Care (Spanish); Not Alone; (available through Concordia Publishing House or titus2-4life.org) and Faithfulness: One Child at a Time (available Titus2-4life.org)
Linda prepared for a career in interior design, but God had a different plan. In 1981, she helped to start a local chapter of LFL. In 1985, she co-founded LFL of Iowa and served as its first president for nine years. During that time, she helped organize a series of mom’s retreats for unwed mothers. In 1997, she initiated the Campus Life Project of LFL. Linda has presented messages of life to teens, parents, and church workers. She was the editor of LFL’s Living magazine for the 14 years of its existence. Today, she blogs and edits a congregational resource called Christian Citizenship. For many years, Linda designed Christian resources through a home ministry called Paper Treasures. She served as the chairman of the LCMS Sanctity of Life Task Force during most of its ten years of existence, on the board of Lutheran Family Service of Iowa, and at the district level of LWML. Linda served as a youth counselor, servant event coordinator, and high school Bible class teacher in her home congregation of Immanuel Lutheran in Iowa Falls where she presently serves on the Board of Human Care.