Lisa Bevere

Overcoming Childhood Trauma: On-Air Counseling with Lisa Bevere

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 Lisa Bevere. Lisa is an international speaker, author, and co-founder of Messenger International. She’s a powerhouse of a woman, and I’m so grateful to call her my friend. In our session today, Lisa talks through a tumultuous and difficult relationship with her mother, where she endured abuse and navigating their dysfunctional relationship. But childhood trauma doesn’t stay in childhood, and Lisa’s trauma followed her into the actions and decisions she would make as a young woman — and even into marriage.

Lisa’s story is one that many of you can relate to, a story of brokenness and pain from childhood. But what many of you don’t realize is that the past doesn’t just stay in the past. And if you don’t deal with the past, it will impact your present as well. I love her candor, her passion, and her heart to learn — and I know you’ll love this conversation with Lisa Bevere. She’s a very special woman and a dear friend of mine!

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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