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!

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Marriage Events

“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!

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Youth Groups

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.

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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.

Brian Ross
Head Pastor, Faith Chapel-Spring Valley, CA

We are celebrating our 33rd year in business here at Heartland Tan….Our 2016 EXPO featured Les Norman, former Kansas City Royal…. Les brought a humorous, thoughtful, and timely message for our customers… a fresh personal perspective from Les was well received-we had numerous compliments!  I really appreciated his related stories in context…..We plan to work again with Les in the future!

Brad Nelson
Co-Owner, Heartland Tanning

I really appreciate this follow up very much. It is difficult to explain how timely and how powerful the marriage conference was.  Your transparency and authority in the Word of God was JUST what I needed.  I appreciate this encouragement and I will definitely keep in touch!

Brandon H.
Conference Attendee

Our men’s TGIW Bible study group was deeply impacted by the raw and real words of Les & Kristin Norman as they shared on “Living Beyond The Masks.” It was especially meaningful to hear both of them communicate the pain, as well as the forgiveness, which they experienced…

Rod Handley
President & Founder, Character That Counts

Thank you for blessing the men of Mission Hills with your message this evening.  I believe hearts were changed and wives and children will reap the blessings of husbands and fathers who came home different men tonight because of the gospel they received tonight…

Gary G.
Men’s BBQ Attendee

“I’ve known Les almost 20 years since our playing days in Cleveland. Les is a man of many gifts… baseball player, teacher, speaker, communicator, motivator, friend, husband, and dad.
A man of character God has used to impact so many.”

Kevin Seitzer
11 yr. MLB Veteran, Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach

Each time I have shared a speaking engagement with Les whether in person or on the radio I have come away with such a great feeling. Les is very professional, adapts to his audience, shares a great passion for his listeners and challenges them to action. Les understands the importance of his faith, family and the influence he has as a former major league player. He has set the priorities for his life and is doing a great job communicating his message to all of us.

Bill Severns
Author "Keepers of the Sandlot"

Today was such a wonderful event – the energy in the room was palpable.  I have received numerous emails this morning and afternoon complimenting CASA on the breakfast – and everyone mentions how touched they were by your story and your support for our organization.  I can’t thank you enough for your heartfelt speech and wonderful endorsement – it made a huge difference today!  Thank you so much for all your help and inspiration – I am so glad that CASA brought you into our circle! It has been a true gift.

Martha Gershun
Executive Director, Jackson County CASA

Les is one of the most effective communicators that I know.  He has the ability to take a difficult or complex subject and break it down into practical information that you can not only understand, but, put into practice right away. Les speaks with conviction, compassion and knowledge.  He balances his subtle humor with a unique sincerity and as a result, his entire audience will come away from their time with Les extremely motivated and personally challenged.

Mike Lusardi
former KC Chiefs & KC Royals Chaplain