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

What To Do When You’re Just SO Tired

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...

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The Holy Trinity, Relationships, and Us

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...

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Is One More Blog About Charlottesville Necessary?

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...

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The REAL Reason You Need to Forgive

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...

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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.