- You have experienced any form of church hurt or betrayal from fellow Christians
- You have experienced toxic leaders You have ever experienced feelings of frustration or disappointment while serving in ministry
- You are in need of spiritual and practical principles for overcoming church hurt Church Daggers will provide you with the tools and fresh insight to help you overcome church hurt and walk in the victory that is destined for you.
I am a native Washingtonian who grew up primarily in Maryland. I received my Bachelors in Psychology from Lynchburg University and my Masters in Psychology and Counseling from Regent University.
Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?
Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer?
I remember my 8th grade English teacher Mr. Goudeaux encouraged my creative writing. I think that has had a lasting impact on me. I have always been an avid reader and enjoy interesting and helpful books.
What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?
I had to overcome distractions, procrastination, and perfectionism. Perfection is always the enemy of launching your book or doing anything significant.
Tell your readers about your book.
Church Daggers gives some of my first-hand experience with church hurt. I provide some interesting scenarios, and practical and spiritual advice when it comes to dealing with church hurt.
Church Daggers is a book for all Christians, churches and unchurched. It will encourage you to put offenses into perspective and deepen your spiritual walk.
The term and title of the book, “Church Daggers”, refers to the betrayals, offenses, and hurts that can be experienced by Christians at the hands of other Christians. Sometimes offenses and betrayals can cut deep like a dagger, hence the name Church Daggers.
Who is your target audience?
They should buy my book because it is a good read! You will find inspiration and spiritual healing from church hurt.
What do you consider your greatest success in life?
The day I accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior. Life in Christ has opened many doors for me and given me the blueprint to live a life worthy of being called a disciple of a Christ.
Being able to provide quality mental health services in my county for over the last 12 years has been rewarding to me.
Everyone has life lessons to learn, tell the readers one or two of yours and how they made you the person you are today.
One of my biggest life lessons was after the loss of my mother. It was a huge loss, and I had to learn to adjust to life without her, and navigate through my grieving process. I am thankful for those who assisted me on that transition. Although I had always been the listening ear to family and friends, I learned to ask for help more often when I had a need.
What unique thing separates you apart from other writers in your genre?
I believe in balance and integration of spiritual and emotional health. One should not exist without the other. They go hand in hand but are oftentimes overlooked. Although I am a community and church leader, I do not consider myself religious. I believe in the practice of maintaining a relationship with the Lord with authenticity.