Before anything else in her life, Debra Fileta is a woman desperately in love with Jesus. That love has been the driving motivator propelling her forward in her pursuits as a wife, a mother, a licensed professional counselor, a speaker and an author.

Debra is married to the love of her life, a wonderful man who pushes her to pursue her dreams and is essentially her “living laboratory of love.” She considers everyday to be a new experiment in the pursuit of authentic love. She and John are parents to three beautiful children- Ella, Elijah, and Ezra. They currently reside in Lancaster, PA!

Debra is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in dating, marriage and relationship issues, along with a spectrum of mental health disorders and issues.  Prior to Private Practice, she worked in a spectrum of mental health settings including adolescent residential facility, inpatient psychiatric care, and the public school system.

She is a regular contributor at Relevant Magazine and Crosswalk.com, with over 200 articles about love, marriage, dating, sex, and relationships.  Her articles have also been featured in magazines, websites, and publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, Verily Magazine, Proverbs 31 Woman, IAmSecond.com, ChurchLeaders.com, The Christian Post, Charisma Magazine, Converge Magazine, Christianity Today, Her.meneutics, and many others. The majority of her work is featured at her blog, TrueLoveDates.com, where she has reached over 4 million people. 

Debra also loves to travel the country speaking about love, sex, and relationships and has been privileged to partner with organizations and churches such as Saddleback Church, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, The Boundless Show, ChristianMingle.com, as well as radio programs throughout the country (NGEN Radio, WayFM, Air1Radio, KLove, etc.) and colleges and universities (Belmont, Messiah, etc.). If you are interested in having Debra speak or write for your ministry or event, please fill out her booking page to be in touch!

Her book, True Love Dates: Your Indispensable Guide to Finding the Love of Your Life (Zondervan, 2013), is available online and in stores!

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