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About The Author


Before anything else in her life, Debra Katherine 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, 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 two beautiful children- Ella and Elijah. They currently reside in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – AKA “paradise” for these beach bums!

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.

Debra experienced an enrichment of her own personal life and relationships resulting from her professional education and practice, and her passion is sharing that information with young adults who are in search of true love.

She is a frequent contributor at Relevant Magazine and, with over 100 articles about love, marriage, dating, sex, and relationships.  Her articles have also been featured in magazines and websites such as Today’s Christian Woman, Proverbs 31 Woman, Charisma Magazine, Converge Magazine, Christianity Today, Her.meneutics, and many others.

She also loves to speak about love, sex, and relationships and has through avenues such as The 700 Club, numerous radio programs, colleges and universities, conferences and churches across the country.  If you are interested in having Debra speak or write for your ministry or event, please contact her here.

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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