Les and Kristin brought a very real, heartfelt, life changing and Christ-centered message. People are still referencing the impact of their ministry here at our church. I know that God is using them to confront issues in our culture today and bring true transformation.
Churches/ Men’s Groups
ARMED: For Battle, For Victory
Men learn how to live a life of sexual purity, shed the masks they’ve worn for years, and how to overcome the struggles of porn addiction (and others). Growing up with an alcoholic, porn addicted and abusive father, Les buried himself into sports, vowing never to become ‘like dad’. His father eventually left the family, and it wouldn’t be long before he traveled that same path…
Years of battling the ‘father wounds’ drove Les to those same addictions, and attempts to cover them up almost cost him his family. Through God’s healing power and His Word, Les uses His story and years of experience to help other men live a life ARMED for battle….and for victory!
“The Perfect Masquerade”
As a former Olympic Gold Medalist and MLB Player, Les had it all. The ‘perfect’ life, wife and family. He’d married Kristin, his best friend, and for years things were amazing. Over time, their individual masks from childhood pain began to collide with the new ones they’d created together. On the outside, it was ‘perfect’ to everyone; on the inside, a ‘masquerade’ which was beginning to crack….
In an attempt to hide past pain, Les would revert back to an old habit-one that almost cost him his marriage and family. By getting ‘caught’ looking at inappropriate material, they were brought to their knees by realizing that something had to change, and it started with their individual relationships with God. By His transforming power, they now live in freedom and in the open, now helping others to become the husband and wife God created them to be…unmasked!
As a troubled, angry teen, Les Norman struggled to find his identity in life. After an abusive father left the home when he was only 12, he was left to navigate life on his own, taking only the lessons the world would teach him. Facing pitfalls of alcohol and addiction by age 15, along with peer pressure and a desire to be famous, Norman wore many masks to cover up his pain. He shares his inspiring story of survival and strong faith in Christ to youth groups, camps and churches across the country.