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Emotional Sprains: On-Air Counseling with Anthony Evans

In Podcast by Debra Fileta

Over the next few weeks I’ll be having raw, open, and honest conversations with some of the top Christian leaders and teachers, asking them: Are YOU really ok?  This series of on-air counseling sessions with some of the most influential teachers and leaders in the Church, is leading up to the one-year anniversary of my book, Are You Really OK?, challenging each and every one of us to get real about how we’re really doing mentally and emotionally.

It takes courageous people to openly and publicly talk about their journey with mental and emotional health, but these are the exact conversations that begin taking down the stigma, paving the way for us to truly get real about how we’re doing as Christians.

Today’s session is with Anthony Evans. Anthony is a worship pastor and gospel music producer from Dallas, TX. He’s the son of Tony Evans, and the brother of national speaker Priscilla Shirer- and comes from a ministry oriented family. Which directly ties into our conversation today.

We talk through the pressure that comes from being a prominent person in ministry, and how that has impacted his life. We talk about the emotional “sprains” that he’s faced over the past few years, and specifically, the emotional pains he’s feeling right now in life – and how hard it’s been to heal under a spotlight of ministry.

“I’m currently not okay, and my job is to present that I’m okay,” he says honestly….

This no-filter conversation is going to challenge you to come to terms with how you’re really doing — right here and right now, and begin to face it.

Be sure to listen to the end where I give a summary of our talk, as well as ways you can apply it to your own journey of getting healthy from the inside out and asking — Are YOU really OK?

So sit back, and take in this vulnerable conversation with Anthony on the Are You Really OK? Podcast Series a part of the Love + Relationships Podcast with Debra Fileta. 

Now it’s your turn. It’s time for YOU to get real about how you’re doing. Grab a copy of Are You Really OK? for yourself, and let’s do the work of getting healthy from the inside out.



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DEBRA FILETA is a Licensed Professional Counselor, national speaker, relationship expert, and author of Choosing Marriage and True Love Dates, and Love In Every Season, and Are You Really OK? and Married Sex. She’s also the host of the hotline style Love + Relationships Podcast. Her popular relationship advice blog,, reaches millions of people with the message of healthy relationships. Connect with her on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter or book an online session with her today!

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