Dr. Trudy As An Author

Like many men and women, I have the honor of wearing many hats. I am a wife of over 20 years and a mother of an amazing son about to enter his teenage years and of our newly adopted little girl. I am a co-host of a national Christian TV show, inspirational speaker, ordained minister, licensed pastoral counselor, author, life coach, fitness coach and an Ironman tri-athlete. I love doing every aspect of ministry and working with and training others. However, it was not always this way.

You see, probably like many of you, I have had to overcome many challenges in my life, including the trauma of a broken family, addictions within my family, eating disorders, the pain of self hatred, self abuse, rejection, anger, and moving from one bad relationship to another. At many times in my life, all I was able to do was survive. I didn't know how to truly live. I sat on the sidelines wishing and hoping that things would change. I would go to church Sunday after Sunday until one day, I cried out to the Lord to help me or take me home. I just couldn't live that way anymore. It was then, when I surrenedered, that I was able to personally experience the LOVE of the Father! It has not been an easy journey, but I have come to know the power of spiritual and emotional healing and how to live in the freedom of overall spiritual wholeness.

My heart is to help others realize their full potential in all areas of their lives, to fully understand the love of the Lord, to experience the power of the Lord and to walk in their self-worth. From surviving to thriving!

I have counseled and mentored women and married couples since 2001. In 2008, I founded the Seven Bridge Marriage Ministry to help couples strengthen their marriages by focusing on the seven foundational principles of a healthy marriage. I have a PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology, am a member of the American Assocation of Christian Counselors, certified in the Marriage Works curriculum by AACC and Light University, and a certified PREPARE-ENRICH marriage and relationship counselor through Life Innovations. I am a certifed Life Coach, Ironman Coach, and Fitness Trainer.

I love to enourage, inspire and ignite those I meet to get off the sideline of life and learn to live out their passion dreams and desires.