Three Steps To Becoming Saved By God

Becoming saved by God is something that had caused me such anxiety when I was young. Although I had gone through the process, I continuously found myself doubting if I were truly saved. After I sinned again -- which is to be expected as we are all sinners -- I would find myself going through…

Three Steps To Begin Loving Your Body

Recently I had a conversation with a woman who is absolutely gorgeous. She is someone who's beauty I have often found myself envious. However, during the conversation we had, I learned that she, too, faces the battle of loving her body. After that conversation, I pondered just how many woman face this battle. We may…

My Unfortunate Counseling Experience As A Client

As a mental health counselor, and a human being, I wanted to begin counseling. I understand the importance of counseling, I was curious what it would be like to be the client, and I truly needed a professional to speak with about the insurmountable thoughts swirling around in my head. With this goal in mind,…

My Favorite Author and Books To Read

Ruth Ware is a British psychological crime thriller author. She has written several astounding novels to date and has another set to release in September (US) and November (UK). Each novel follows a fast-paced storyline, detailing the events of a mysterious nature. Although Ware has written several psychologically thrilling novels, each is vastly different from…

Story Time: I Experienced God’s Power On I-75

Have you ever experienced a moment where you just know that God was with you? A moment where, without God's hand, you can't explain it? If you have, you understand just how powerful those moments are. You understand how those moments can totally shift and shape your faith -- how those moments can make your…

My Top Two Psychological Thrillers

We all love a good psychological thriller, whether it's a movie or a book. Lucky for you readers, I have narrowed down my favorite psychological thriller books to the top two! Without further ado, I'd like to welcome you into the worlds of The Silent Patient and The Woman in the Window.  The Silent Patient by Alex…

Five Stay-At-Home Activities For You And Your Partner

If you are anything like me, it is exceptionally easy to fall into the pattern of eating the usual meal before collapsing onto the couch for the regularly scheduled unhealthy amount of television time with your partner. If you can’t relate to what you just read, I applaud you! Although my partner and I are…

One Tip To Help #EndTheStigma Surrounding Mental Health

It is time to stop making a persons' mental illness his or her identity. We all know that mental health and mental illness is clouded by a societal stigma. If you receive a diagnosis, there is sometimes a judgement or stigma associated with it. Although many of us wish we could #endthestigma immediately, that simply…

I Got Married During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Last April, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! After changing the date many, many times, we settled on April 18, 2020. However, as you already know, the world entered a pandemic surrounding COVID-19. Coronavirus infiltrated the United States in 2020 and the government began…

6 Tips For Coping During COVID-19 From A Christian Counselor

As you may know, my full time job is actually as a mental health counselor. During these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, the practice I work at has already shifted to offering only telehealth services. Like many others around the globe today, I am also confined to my apartment, working from home and only interacting with…