Experts

Kay Arthur

Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries International in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a Bible teacher, the author of more than 100 books and Bible studies, a radio and television hostess, and the principal spokesperson for the International Inductive Study Bible. She has experienced divorce.

Dr. Bob Barnes

Dr. Bob Barnes is the president of Sheridan House Family Ministries, a Residential Treatment Program for teenage boys and girls and a Marriage and Family Counseling Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He grew up in a single-parent home.

Chris Beall

Chris Beall is the pastor at the Oklahoma City location of LifeChurch.tv. He also ministers to couples facing issues similar to those he has faced, as he shares the story of his recovery from pornography addiction and infidelity, and the story of how his marriage was redeemed.

Cindy Beall

Cindy Beall ministers with her husband at LifeChurch.tv. She also helps couples around the world by sharing her journey through her husband’s infidelity and pornography addiction in her book Healing Your Marriage When Trust Is Broken.

Sabrina D. Black

Sabrina D. Black, author and speaker, is CEO and clinical director of Abundant Life Counseling Center. She is a limited licensed professional counselor, certified addictions counselor, and certified biblical counselor with experience in individual, family, and group counseling.

Bill Butterworth

Bill Butterworth is a communicator, addressing such clients as Disney, Microsoft, American Express, Ford, and teams in the National Football League. He was divorced and a single dad of five kids. Bill’s books include New Life After Divorce and When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned.

Dr. Les Carter

Dr. Les Carter is a trained psychotherapist and counselor, and has experienced divorce himself. His many books include Grace and Divorce and The Anger Workbook. Known as “America’s Anger Expert,” he conducts anger management workshops nationwide.

Elsa Kok Colopy

Elsa Kok Colopy, speaker and author, has written many books, including The Single Mom’s Guide to Keeping It All Together and Pure Love, Pure Life, a purity book for teen girls. She has experienced divorce and was a single parent for twelve years.

Rob Eagar

Rob Eagar is the author of Dating with Pure Passion. Abandoned by his wife in his twenties, he discovered the joyful, healing power of a relationship with Christ. He is a speaker, writer, and the founder of Wildfire Marketing.

Doug Easterday

Doug Easterday has ministered in over fifteen different nations on several topics, including forgiveness, marriage, and raising godly children. He has taught in Bible schools, camps, and marriage conferences for over thirty years.

Dr. Michael R. Emlet

Dr. Michael R. Emlet is a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Before joining CCEF, he worked as a family physician for twelve years. He has authored Angry Children (a minibook) and CrossTalk: Where Life & Scripture Meet.

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and president of The Urban Alternative and is the founder and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas. He has authored over fifty books, including Marriage Matters.

Elyse Fitzpatrick

Elyse Fitzpatrick is a counselor, and she has authored and coauthored many books, including Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus; When Good Kids Make Bad Choices; and Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety.

Rev. Harold Graham

Rev. Harold Graham is an associate pastor and head elder at LifeWater Community Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For many years he has helped people go through the process of forgiving those who have hurt them.

Ruth Graham

Ruth Graham is a speaker and Bible teacher. Her books include In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and Fear Not Tomorrow, God Is Already There. Ruth has experienced the infidelities of her husband and has faced divorce twice.

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick is the pastor of counseling at The Summit Church in Durham, North Carolina. He has authored Vulnerability and God’s Attributes: Rest For Life’s Struggles, and his seminar topics include false love, true betrayal, and overcoming anger.

Dr. Archibald Hart

Dr. Archibald Hart is a senior professor of psychology and dean emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, California. He has experienced his parents’ divorce and is the author of Helping Children Survive Divorce and numerous other books.

Dr. Laura Hendrickson

Dr. Laura Hendrickson is trained as a medical doctor and is a board-certified psychiatrist. She ministers as a professor of biblical counseling and a speaker. She has experienced divorce, is a single mother, and is coauthor of When Good Kids Make Bad Choices.

Linda Ranson Jacobs

Linda Ranson Jacobs is a speaker and child care expert, who works with single parents, children, and teenagers. She has been both divorced and widowed. Linda is the creator and developer of DivorceCare for Kids, a weekly program helping children whose parents are separated or divorced.

Dr. Robert Jones

Dr. Robert Jones is an assistant professor of biblical counseling at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a speaker and the author of the Resources for Changing Lives booklets “Forgiveness,” “Angry at God?” and “Bad Memories.” He was raised in a single-parent home.

Dr. Craig Keener

Dr. Craig Keener is the author of And Marries Another and other books. He is a professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, and the program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research.

Dr. Grace Ketterman

Dr. Grace Ketterman practiced as a pediatrician and child psychiatrist. She is the author of many books, including Depression Hits Every Family and Parenting the Difficult Child. She has experienced divorce and marital reconciliation with her husband.

Mike Klumpp

Mike Klumpp is a missionary pastor and the director of EASEORG (East African Service and Empowerment), teaching life skills to people through martial arts and theater arts. After his divorce, Mike raised four kids as a single dad. He authored The Single Dad’s Survival Guide.

Dr. Andreas Köstenberger

Dr. Andreas Köstenberger is the founder of Biblical Foundations and the senior professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. His many books include God, Marriage, and Family: Rebuilding the Biblical Foundation.

Dr. Tim Lane

Dr. Tim Lane served as a pastor for ten years and is now the executive director at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Dr. Lane is coauthor of How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making.

Dr. Crawford Loritts

Dr. Crawford Loritts is an author and the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He is also a frequent speaker for evangelist outreaches around the world, colleges, professional sports teams, and Christian conferences.

Susan Lutz

Susan Lutz served as a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania, for over fifteen years. She now counsels at her church, New Life Presbyterian Church of Dresher. She authored the booklet “Thankfulness: Even When It Hurts.”

Dr. Wayne McDill

Dr. Wayne McDill was the senior professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and has written several books. He is an expert in the area of emotions, authoring The Message in Your Emotions.

Rev. Chuck Milian

Rev. Chuck Milian is the senior pastor at Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he was president of a statewide singles ministry called SOLO, Inc. Chuck is the author of We’re Just Friends.

Dan Miller

Dan Miller is the author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. He writes regularly for many magazines and web portals, including CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, New Man, AARP, and Success, specializing in creative thinking for increased personal and business success.

Dr. Linda Mintle

Dr. Linda Mintle is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in marriage and family therapy. She has authored many books, including Divorce Proofing Your Marriage and A Daughter’s Journey Home, and she is the resident expert of ABC Family Channel’s Living the Life.

Jan Northington

Jan Northington is a CLASS (Christian Leaders, Authors & Speakers Services) graduate and Certified Personality Trainer. Her passion is teaching and speaking. Having been separated and divorced herself, she is the author of Separated and Waiting.

Elizabeth Oates

Elizabeth Oates experienced the divorce of her parents at a young age and later the divorce of her mother as a teenager. She is the author of the curriculum Dealing with Divorce: Finding Direction When Your Parents Split Up and cofounder of the ministry Project Restoration.

Laura Petherbridge

Laura Petherbridge speaks at seminars, workshops, and retreats on spiritual growth, marriage, and divorce recovery. Having experienced divorce herself, she is the author of When “I Do” Becomes “I Don’t”: Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce.

Dr. David Powlison

Dr. David Powlison is a faculty member at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He has been counseling for over thirty years and his books include Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community.

Dr. Ramon Presson

Dr. Ramon Presson is a certified marriage and family therapist and the founder of LifeChange Counseling and the Marriage Center of Franklin, Tennessee. He has written several books, including When Will My Life Not Suck?.

Lou Priolo

Lou Priolo is the author of The Heart of Anger, The Complete Husband and Losing That Lovin’ Feeling. A lecturer and full-time biblical counselor, he is the director of biblical counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama.

Dick Purnell

Dick Purnell is an author and speaker, with a long history of ministry to single adults. His books include Finding a Lasting Love, Building a Relationship That Lasts, Becoming a Friend and Lover, and Free to Love Again.

Eleanor Reid

Eleanor Reid is the Managing Director of Reid & Company Strategy Consultants, a corporate and personal strategy consulting firm. She has faced divorce herself and is the author of several books, including Stop My Childhood from Drowning: 39 Lessons from a Child Experiencing Divorce.

Gary Richmond

Gary Richmond is a pastor to single parents at the First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, California. He has authored many books for adults and children, including Successful Single Parenting and The Divorce Decision.

Paula Rinehart

Paula Rinehart is a professional Christian counselor. She is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences, and her books include Strong Women, Soft Hearts and Sex and the Soul of a Woman.

Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey is a personal money management expert, national radio and television personality, speaker, and best-selling author of The Total Money Makeover.

Dr. Doug Rosenau

Dr. Doug Rosenau is a licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and certified Christian sex therapist. He is a speaker on the topics of human sexuality and sex therapy. He is cofounder of the Christian organization Sexual Wholeness and has authored many books, including A Celebration of Sex.

Georgia Shaffer

Georgia Shaffer is an author, speaker, Christian life coach, and licensed psychologist. While battling breast cancer, Georgia experienced the loss of her marriage and job. Her books include Taking Out Your Emotional Trash and How Not to Date a Loser.

Dr. Jim A. Talley

Dr. Jim A. Talley is an author, and he served as a minister to single adults at First Baptist Church in Modesto, California. He now heads Relationship Resources, Inc., and is a marriage counselor in Oklahoma City. He conducts seminars on topics including dating, divorce recovery, and marriage reconciliation.

Leslie Vernick

Leslie Vernick is a licensed counselor, and she has authored several books, including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and How to Live Right When Your Life Goes Wrong.

Dr. Stephen Viars

Dr. Stephen Viars is the pastor and a biblical counselor at Faith Baptist Church and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana. He speaks at conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and abroad. He authored Putting Your Past in Its Place.

Dr. Edward T. Welch

Dr. Edward T. Welch is a counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania. His books include Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.

Helen Wheeler

Helen Wheeler, licensed professional counselor, is a family court mediator. She was divorced and was a single mom for nine years. Helen helped establish the nonprofit organization Changing Families, providing ministry to single parents.

H. Norman Wright

H. Norman Wright is a grief therapist and certified trauma specialist. He is the author of over seventy books, including Experiencing Grief and Recovering from Losses in Life.

Cynthia Yates

Cynthia Yates is a gifted writer, speaker, humorist, and radio personality. She was divorced and ended up homeless and penniless with a young son. Her books include Living Well on One Income in a Two-Income World and 1001 Bright Ideas to Stretch Your Dollars.

Dr. Spiros Zodhiates

Dr. Spiros Zodhiates is an authority on the Greek New Testament. He was the president of AMG (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) International for nearly forty years. He is the author of over 200 books and booklets in both English and Greek. Dr. Zodhiates passed away in 2009.