Are you tired of being in pain and stuck in the past?
Do you struggle to hear God’s voice and understand the Bible?
Do you feel angry or have a hard time letting go and trusting God?
Do you feel alone, afraid, and like no one sees you, hears you, or understands you?
Walking with God through the pain and transforming your hurt into hope does not have to be complicated!
God says, “I’m with you.”
You may be struggling with anxious feelings, a sense of hopelessness, or feeling burned out and exhausted, but God stays. He’s with you, even if it feels like everyone else has walked away.
I’m here to tell you that you do not have to spend hours every day healing or book long weekends away to grow closer to God and find rest for your weary soul.
You can do this when you are sitting at a red light, at the doctor’s office, or waiting in the carpool line.
I’m here to walk with you through every step!
Someone may have it better, and someone may have it worse, but that doesn’t minimize the pain you have right now.
Can joy and pain coexist together? And if so, how?
You don’t have to deny your humanity to be loved by God. Pain is a part of your humanity, but you are a part of the Kingdom where your hurt transforms to hope. You don’t have to choose between joy or pain. They can coexist at the same time. Both matter because you matter to God.
You don’t have to minimize your pain for it to matter. It’s okay to say, “This hurts,” without saying it could be worse.
“It could be worse” is almost like saying, “This shouldn’t matter.” Which we can internalize to believe we don’t matter. We stuff down the pain we really feel and dress it up with words to hide or cope.
Maybe you have found yourself saying, “I have a house, clothes, food on the table, and people who love me; why do I feel sad? Why does this hurt so much?”
So let me say this to you: The sum of good things in your life doesn’t erase or void the pain you feel.
You can draw near to Jesus, knowing He will draw near to you. He’s not asking you to bypass your pain. He’s asking you to bring it to the table, to meet with Him.
When you walk in humility and honesty with God, your soul can find true healing.
Through my online mentorship Spiritual Growth Mentorship, my podcast Face Off with Your Feelings, books, and speaking engagements, I help hurting women find hope in Christ. I create a safe place for women to be heard, be honest, and be healed by the love of the Father.
Hey there, I’m Jessica!
I’m a mental health coach, biblical counselor, podcast host, speaker, and author.
I’m someone who loves Jesus but didn’t grow up in the church. For a long time, I believed that if I didn’t take care of myself, then no one would. I was burned out, surviving, living by what I felt in the moment, and believed God was good but that I was too far gone. Better yet, I thought God was good but not good to me, always waiting for the next painful thing to happen.
I didn’t trust God with my daily life or my basic needs—only my eternity.
I believed so many lies like my body was a tool I was to use to feel loved by men, and that I had to strive in everything I did to prove to others I was worthy of their acceptance and approval. I allowed the pain of my past to dictate my future and keep me stuck in my present.
I realized that even in my mistakes, with all the choices I made, I am still loved by a God whose love isn’t transactional. I am loved by a God whose love doesn’t change despite when my feelings change. What I knew about God and his love slowly transformed my heart.
And I am here to share it with you. If He did it for me, He will (and is ready) to do it for you.
It’s time to give the anger, unforgiveness, resentment, injustice, and frustration around your pain to God and work through the feelings you have in a healthy way.
To heal, it’s important to address your body as a whole.
Because everything that has happened to you has happened to all of you.
With this philosophy, I help hurting women find hope in Christ by addressing their spirit, soul, and body.
I know what it’s like when someone tells you as an answer to your pain that you need to renew your mind, let God love you, read His word, or that you need to pray more.
Maybe, you just need another believer to sit with you and remind you, you are not alone. To remind you that healing is a process and learning to love God takes practice and time.
It’s okay to pray, read, go to church, and still not have a human need met. We are designed and wired for relationships.
It’s okay to say, “I need help through this.”
Therefore, whether you were told that your feelings didn’t matter, that they were bad, or that you should pray them away, I’m here to help you bridge the gap from what you feel so you can truly heal with God.
I do this through my online mentorship, books, and speaking events to create long-term, sustainable hope in the Creator who knit them together in their mother’s womb.
Things you will often hear me say:
Your feelings have a seat at the table, but they are not the centerpiece.
Pain and suffering are a place of visitation, not a place of habitation.
We are run by our emotions when we run away from them.
I have to go to the bathroom before we leave. (Just kidding, not really, I wanted to see if you were still with me.)
I’m here to challenge the way you think to change the way you live.
The fun facts:
- I am a #1 best-selling author. I have written four books which include, “Know Your Worth,” “A Worthy Wife,” “Own Your Worth,” and “Face Off with Your Feelings.”
- You’ll often find me having dance parties in the middle of my workouts. Or whenever I hear a good beat.
- I’m that girl who worships with her whole body at church. (Can you please move aside.)
- I am known amongst my people to be the safety queen. Yes, I am the friend, wife, and family member who carries a backpack to places with bandaids, Neosporin, extra supplies, food, and dental floss because you never know when that annoying piece of food will get stuck in your tooth. They make fun of me, but guess who they come to when they need something!
- Massages are my favorite way to relax, and I love being outside. If we were friends in real life, walking dates would be scheduled regularly. Take me outside, and my heart is happy.
- I live in Pennsylvania with my husband Jon, and we are proud cat owners to Tux, Toya, and Nugs.
- I am known to be pretty competitive when it comes to board games because playing board games is also one of my love languages.
- I don’t like coffee. (Hopefully, that wasn’t a deal-breaker between us.)
- I love wings and celery so much that in my vows to my husband, I said he was the celery to my wings.
- Join me on my personal Instagram account.