Reclaiming Sanity: Available Now!
Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events by Dr. Laurel Shaler (Published by David C. Cook, 2017).
With a girlfriend’s companionship and a professional counselor’s expertise, Dr. Laurel Shaler walks readers through personal stories and biblical insights that shed light on daily and traumatic stress. In Reclaiming Sanity, she shows:
- How to find freedom from the past
- Five myths about anger and how to overcome them
- The antidote for nagging worry and sleepless nights
- Ways to rebuild trust in others
- How Christ gives true strength
Offering effective action steps toward reclaiming sanity, Dr. Shaler guides readers through the healing process, whether they are dealing with a one-time traumatic event or years of hidden pain.
Read more about #ReclaimingSanity on the Bible Gateway Blog
Recent Posts from Laurel
You wake up on the morning. You don’t feel well. Your heart starts pounding – you feel anxious, overwhelmed, stressed. You’re not alone. Many people struggle with their emotional health when physically ill. In fact, if you’re like me, what goes on in your mind and...read more
Take a nap. The end. I’m kidding, of course. The kind of tired I’m talking about can be resolved by simply taking a nap (and don’t you sort of wanna smack the person who suggests that…I mean, if you weren’t a Christian, of course). No, this kind of tired never seems...read more
Our model for relationship comes from the Holy Trinity. We are created in the image of God, and made for relationships. We have a different relationship with each person of the triune God: Father, Son, and Spirit. While each relationship is multi-faceted, I’d like to...read more
Since the digital age came to pass, when anything serious or even mildly controversial happens, many bloggers and most everyone on social media suddenly become experts in what they believe to be the facts. Truthfully, some people lurk in the shadows waiting for the...read more
As everyone knows, Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with Brain Cancer. This isn’t the first battle McCain has fought. He served in the United States Navy – and was a Prisoner of War (POW) for five and a half years during the Vietnam War. What impresses me the...read more
Forgiveness is not a feeling. Rather, it’s a decision. Often times, it’s a daily decision. A tough one, but, still, purely a choice. Yet, it's a choice we must make in order to fully heal from past hurts. Oh, I know it’s not fair. Someone hurts you…abuses you, misuses...read more
By day (and often by midnight when I am checking email and grading papers), I am a counseling professor and department chair at Liberty University.
I also love writing and speaking about the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being, and have been published by Lifeway’s Journey, Extraordinary Women, Proverbs 31 Ministries, ERLC, Believe.com, and more.
I am a sassy Southern belle married to a mid-western Sailor. We’re adopting!
My faves are being active in church & community and spending time with family & friends. Oh, and anything sweet.