Karla is an award-winning best-selling author, speaker, Bible study teacher, and licensed marriage and family therapist. Karla's passion is to see individuals, marriages, and families set free from the chains of dysfunction, scriptural misunderstanding, and emotional pain personally and relationally. Her messages provide practical and biblical truths from her personal and professional experience that bring balance and clarity to life and relationship issues. She also desires to equip ministry leaders and lay counselors to reach out more effectively to those who are struggling with difficult relationships. She has also written The Truth in the Mirror: A Guide to Healthy Self-Image and When Love Hurts: 10 Principles to Transform Difficult Relationships.
"I knew I was making my difficult relationships worse and felt like a defeated Christian. I spent an incredible amount of energy trying to fix others... I knew the concept of 'tough love' but was too confused to use it. I was terrified of setting boundaries because of my fears."