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Emotionally Healthy Christianity

The Truth is: Life is difficult for all of us at times

If you’ve lived on this earth for any length of time you’ve likely had experiences that have left you feeling more than just a little

  • Confused

  • Hurt or deeply wounded

  • Shaken to your core

  • Questioning your faith

  • Doubting what you know

It’s good to seek the help of others to overcome the problems you’re facing.

And sometimes, it’s enough to talk to a close friend, family member, or colleague.

And the truth is…sometimes you need more!


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Transformational counseling

Short-term (12-24 sessions) personal, focused counseling sessions conducted at my office. Offered within the Austin Texas area, only.

Transformational speaking

What you believe matters – and the Transformational Truth behind The Lies We Believe is available to everyone interested.

transformational reading

Books written from the heart to those who struggle with The Lies We Believe – about ourselves, each other, life – even about God.

What others are saying…

Emotionally Healthy Christianity is brilliant, insightful, and practically helpful as Chris Thurman breaks down twelve essentials of emotional health modeled by the only perfect example, Jesus! Chris not only helps us see from Jesus’ life what emotional health truly looks like, he gives real world case studies and practical ideas on how to grow emotionally to be more like Jesus. I hope every person who follows Jesus will read and apply this book.”

John Burke

Gateway Church, Austin, TX, and New York Times bestselling author of Imagine Heaven and No Perfect People Allowed

“Chris Thurman has invested his career in helping people prioritize and improve their emotional health. Rather than offer quick-fix solutions grounded in worldly wisdom, he has been faithful to point people to the scriptures and example of Christ. In Emotionally Healthy Christianity, we benefit from his wisdom on the topic and years of proven experience. I highly recommend this book!

Having also read, Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself, sadly, I recognized myself in just about every chapter. If only it had been around twenty years ago! Chris has a pulse on the struggles that often keep people from recognizing their full God-given potential and, better yet, offers a remedy to put a stop to the “shoulding” game. Trust me when I say, you SHOULD buy this book!”

Vicki Courtney

Speaker and bestselling author of 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter, 5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Son, and Rest Assured

“If you haven’t read The Lies We Believe by Chris Thurman, put it at the top of your reading list. And if you have, don’t miss out on this completely revised edition. Over the years, we’ve recommended The Lies We Believe to people countless times – and we are thrilled to see it updated.  It’s practical, grounded, and more relevant than ever.”

Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott

#1 New York Times bestselling authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

“The Lies We Believe is full of truth we need to live by. In a world of theological confusion, Chris has provided all of us with a gift full of clarity.”

Steve Arterburn

Founder of New Life Ministries and Women of Faith

The Lies We Believe by Dr. Chris Thurman has helped hundreds of thousands of people struggling with emotional, relational, and spiritual problems. It is the best book I know on the biblical challenge to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. Well-written and practical, The Lies We Believe has helped so many people over such a long period of time. I highly recommend it.” 

Dr. Matt Cassidy

Senior Pastor, Grace Covenant Church, Austin, Texas

What you believe matters…

You’re likely here because truth is important to you. It’s important to me to share truth with others, because truth has the power to transforms lives!

What you read matters…

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Emotionally Healthy Christianity
The Lies We Believe About God
It's Your Attitude Book
Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself Book by Dr. Chris Thurman
Pop's Advice Book by Dr. Chris Thurman a.k.a. Pop

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I look forward to connecting and sharing about Transformational Truth with you!

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