Associate Professor of Psychology
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Marriage and Family Counseling)
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Christian Education)
Ph.D., Capella University
Professional Affiliate for the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists
- Human Sexuality
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychology of Addictions
- Group Dynamics
- Senior Seminar
- Counseling 1
- Marriage & Family
- Interpersonal Communications
- Trauma Therapy
Counseling Areas of Interest:
My primary passion and focus in teaching and in my counseling practice are seeing people draw closer to God by breaking ties with pain from the past – sexual abuse, unwanted same-sex attraction, sexual compulsions, sexual disorders, etc.
It is such an honor to be given the responsibility to steward others difficult stories well and have the job of drawing them to the foot of the cross for hope and glimmers of the life to come. I am honored to teach on topics such as addictions, trauma, abuse, and many other hard-to-discuss topics. Why? Because of what’s to come after the hard road of facing these issues (whether things done to us or by us). There is amazing hope and freedom in our Lord and Savior.
- American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC)
- American Board of Christian Sex Therapist (ABCST)
- Society of Christian Psychology
- Marriage and Family Network
- LPC (Georgia) and seeking licensure in Oregon
Trauma, Sexual Abuse, Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction, Premarital Counseling, Sexual Issues in Marriage
Why Stay Pure? - Sex Today, 2011
The SGA requested I speak in chapel on sex.
It was an honor to discuss with the student body why I thought “Why Stay Pure?” was the wrong question. Most present are not sexually innocent due to the influence of movies, television, and print media that have robbed us of our innocence, in addition to the experiences of so many affected by sexual abuse. How this impacts our future lives, marriages, and even relationship with Christ has great significance.
Relationships - Sex, 2008
Presented a two chapel series on sex, dating and a sampler of the upcoming “Discussions on Sex” seminar to come.
Homosexuality today - our response, 2007
Presented part two of a two part series addressing homosexuality and a Christian response in light of Soulforce’s Equality Ride to various Christian campuses.
Part one of the series highlighted the Queer Hermeneutics.
Part two aimed at shaping a practical response in conversation.
Discussions on Sex: Love, Sex, Dating & Marriage, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
4-6 Week Seminar
This seminar strives to be a place where students of all ages can engage in honest conversations and ask questions regarding their own sexual beings, boundaries, desires, and needs.
Attendance and participation has been very telling of the need for such conversations.
I have taught this seminar for many years prior to these dates in numerous formats to youth groups, singles groups, and college groups.
Homosexuality - Past, Present, and Future - from Francis Schaefer to Today, 2009
Provided an overview of homosexuality through the years and showed how an agenda was set in motion decades ago for the changes in culture, policy and the church in America regarding homosexuality.
This break out session of the conference had an overwhelming attendance which reflects the current need for more biblical and respectful teaching on this subject.
Society for Christian Psychology
Chattanooga, TN, October, 2006
Presented my Dissertation research results that found that Protestant single adults had little difference in their sexual behaviors from non-Protestants. Church attendance proved to be a factor in less sexual involvement across the spectrum of those sampled.