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Frequently Asked Questions

In order to help you quickly answer questions about H.I.M. or find out more about H.I.M., we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your review.  

When and why was H.I.M. founded?

Home Improvement Ministries (H.I.M.) was founded in the fall of 2003 after Paul and Virginia Friesen resigned from Grace Chapel where Paul directed Men's ministries and together they directed Family Ministries at the church.  A group of couples, who had been under the Friesen's teaching encouraged them to continue their teaching, writing, and counseling in New England, but directed toward encouraging and equipping the local church to better focus on strengthening marriages and families.

How does H.I.M. work with local churches but not be "in competition" with them?

One of the primary purposes of H.I.M. is to strengthen the local church and better equip it to encourage and equip couples and families to more fully live out God's design for marriage and family.  H.I.M. sees itself more as an arm of the local church, which is especially equipped to come alongside the local church with expertise in the area of marriage and family.

Do couples have to share their own stories or problems at the Marriage Conferences?

Our desire is to make our marriage conferences a place of relaxation and renewal.  Couples will certainly be given much to ponder during the weekend, but will never be asked to share their stories or problems unless they seek out those available to be of assistance to them.

How do we know if our teen is old enough for Worth It: You are Worth It—God is Worth It—Sex is Worth It?

Generally we say 7th grade and above.  Another indicator would be the degree of interest and awareness your child has in the opposite sex. Generally we find that parents are not aware of how much their children are aware in their sexuality.  The conference might be a bit early for some sixth graders, but certainly not for those in junior or senior high.

Does Home Improvement Ministries have a Blog or a Facebook?

Yes, we have both. Click on these links to visit our Blog and Facebook.

You do not need to have a Facebook to view our Facebook. If you want to write on our wall, you need to have an account.

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