Christian posttraumatic growth (CPTG) is scientific theory aligned with biblical truth. I’m calling it “Powerfully Healthy” and trusting God to lead the way. After all, my story is proof He already is.

– Lauren Anne Karl DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, MCHC

Available Spring 2021




By Lauren Anne Karl, DNP


This book is my story, except it’s not a memoir.

My aim is to lead you in Christ-exalting posttraumatic growth. Biblical meditation is for our hearts.  

about the Author

Lauren anne karl

Hello, and welcome, reader! I’m so glad you’re here.

My name is Lauren. I’m a former national and world champion baton twirler and a culinary school dropout. I love dogs and my family. I’ve made some huge mistakes in my life, and I’ve had some equally huge successes. (Everything’s big, all the time.) I’m a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Master Certified Health Coach. I was in a religious cult and I escaped. Jesus is my everything because He absolutely saved me. And I love you!

Lauren Anne Karl

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Amazing Grace (My Story)

Amazing Grace (My Story)

When I was in college, I was targeted by a religious cult, and my book is the true story of my posttraumatic growth. All I wanted was to know God and I found myself studying the Bible, but I was with a dangerous group that was teaching false doctrine. Over a seven...

Black and White Absolutes

Black and White Absolutes

I don't know. I don't understand. This is hard. This really hurts. Simplistic as it may sound, those four statements have been the only way I could and sometimes still can describe my life circumstances. I don't know what to do. I don't understand - many things. This...

Whose Theory Is Right?

Whose Theory Is Right?

There's a book that has me hooked (and it's not the Bible, though that Book definitely has me hooked). The book is called Posttraumatic Growth: Theory, Research, and Applications. You see, I've experienced posttraumatic growth (PTG). And I have a theory about PTG. I...

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