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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
“I am passionate about helping you live life to the fullest, to walk confidently in what God has called you to do, and to find healing and hope where needed. What I offer is practical advice and commentary on everyday living. I believe we can only walk in wholeness when we pay attention to all parts of our being—body, soul and spirit.”—Dr. Linda
Recently, I had the privilege to meet with Dr. Linda Mintle - Chair of the Division of Behavioral Health for the new Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Sitting in her office, we spent time talking about life, relationships and the state of mental health in today's world.
We discussed the stress people find themselves under through the course of day-to-day life. As a professor she sees firsthand how the stress of juggling life and school can take its toll, if not handled in healthy and productive ways.
As a licensed mental health therapist, Dr. Mintle has a heart to provide people practical tools to help them in numerous areas of life - mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
As an author, her books cover topics from relationships, letting go of worry, weight loss and raising healthy kids in today's world. She has also authored six pocket size books that focus on breaking free and "applying faith to everyday issues."
Dr. Mintle's newest work - "We Need To Talk" (launching March 3rd) specifically touches on how to successfully navigate conflict in today's relationships. Conflict is part of our everyday lives, and Dr. Mintle challenges us to realize that "how we deal with conflict will either GROW a relationship or DESTROY it."
As we wrapped up our time, I asked her if there was a particular verse that speaks to what God has called her to do, that gives her hope and courage as she works with students and others daily. Leaning back in her chair, she quoted Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
And with that I want to leave you with a challenge - to not become weary in what God has called you to do in this season. To press into Him for your strength, to seek Him for His counsel and rest in His unending love each day.
You can also find more daily encouragement from Dr. Linda Mintle on her blog "Doing Life Together" hosted by Beliefnet.com.
On March 27, 2015 Dr. Mintle will be holding a book signing for her new book "We Need To Talk" at the Liberty University Barnes & Noble Bookstore from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.Postedby Victoria Mininger at 8:30 AM | Comments (0) | Permalink