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).

Purchase through your local bookseller or Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bible Gateway, Books A MillionChristianbook.Com, CrossWay, Lifeway, or Target!

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

Three Tips to Become More Patient

“Love is Patient…” 1 Corinthians 13:4 Patience. In our fast paced society, it is so easy to become impatient. We want what we want and we want it now. When we don't get what we want - well, we get mad. But how do we break the bad habit of being impatient before anger...

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Why Worry Is a Problem and What We Can Do About It

Have you ever found yourself  nervous - I mean really nervous? Despite Bible study, prayer, worship, and a little too much talking things over with your hubby or still feel desperately worried. Despite reading and re-reading the words of Jesus in...

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The Antidote to Nagging Worry and Sleepless Nights

Jesus talks a lot about not being afraid. In fact, He devotes Matthew 6:25–34 to instructing us not to worry. He tells us that we don’t need to worry about our lives because God will take care of all the details. He also reminds us that, even when life gets really...

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Mothering Is the Hard Part

For most women it’s not hard to become a mom. Of course, that does not discount those who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to conceive. Still, for the majority of people, getting pregnant is easy. And it’s certainly common. Then comes 40 weeks, give or take....

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Meet Laurel

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,, 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.