Rev. Mrs. Stephanie Wilson, MS SC LPC NCC- (Steph…. Stephanie for short)

Four of these titles I’ve earned, two I obtained through holy matrimony, one was a gift from my parents, and one (as a formal description when adjoined with Mrs.) appeared in the mail after my husband accepted his first pastoral youth and music position in a midwestern evangelical church. However, who I am is less … More Rev. Mrs. Stephanie Wilson, MS SC LPC NCC- (Steph…. Stephanie for short)

Definitions -for the sake of clarity

Religion; corporate religion; religious; religious church; religious Christian; organized religion; denomination; may be used interchangeably and for purposes of this site is/are defined as a professed Christian who seeks favor with God in respect to religious affiliation and any associations recognized by the primary religious affiliation. Faith; faith-based; faith-led; God-inspired; Wisdom-led; discerning Christian; may be … More Definitions -for the sake of clarity

Evangelicals Are Experts At Religion- Which is Why They Won’t Let Trump Fail

A Reflection of Mal-Entrusted Faith and an All-In Mentality Growing up in the Evangelical church and having spent the first few years of married life as a spouse to a (then) Evangelical minister, I can attest to the blind loyalty of those who elect to attend this style of faith community. Parishioners who attend regularly, … More Evangelicals Are Experts At Religion- Which is Why They Won’t Let Trump Fail

True Faith has Nothing to Fear from Evidenced-Based Outcomes

My fear of science began when I was first introduced to the word evolution during elementary school. I was trained to believe that to be a Christian was to believe in Creation; and that there is no room for evolution in creation. To accept evolution was the same as turning your back on God. I … More True Faith has Nothing to Fear from Evidenced-Based Outcomes

Finding Peace in Christ- Regardless of hurts inflicted by the church

Trauma that stems from a young age is often the basis for the dysfunctional behavior we present as an adult. Hurt is messy. We are each the victims of pain, undeserved hurt, indifference, and unjustified circumstances. As a result, unresolved trauma triggers the brain’s survival defenses. We place walls around our emotions to guard against … More Finding Peace in Christ- Regardless of hurts inflicted by the church

Forgive? Yes. But forget? Not so fast-

Forgiveness is a two-sided coin we have all experienced. Whether the perceived wrong was purposeful, accidental, coincidental, or hypothetical, we can all claim the role of both victim and aggressor. I have no doubt that it wouldn’t take but nanoseconds to come up with situations we either have been, or are currently, tangled in the … More Forgive? Yes. But forget? Not so fast-

8 Leadership Styles that Encourage (or Diminish) Faith- For Better (or Worse)

Unlike the prophet, judge, king-led faith assembly of the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit engages humanity in a manner that guides, inspires, provokes, encourages, discerns, and cautions the will of each of us on a personal and intimate level. Spiritual freewill is largely a result of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice and made possible through the Holy … More 8 Leadership Styles that Encourage (or Diminish) Faith- For Better (or Worse)