my research

christian healthcare

powerfully healthy

Hello! I’m Lauren. Welcome to my research site! 

I’m a Doctor of Nursing Practice, Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, and Master Certified Heath Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute. And, I really want to be your friend.

I am a Christian, and I have personally experienced posttraumatic growth (PTG). I am publishing a book that tells my story. The book is titled “Christ-Exalting Posttraumatic Growth” and Lord willing, it will be available in Spring 2021. 

Posttraumatic growth is theory. Christian posttraumatic growth (CPTG) is my story in research.

I believe there is inherent morality in the concept of growth necessitating the inclusion of religion in the science.

I am proposing the idea that true Christ-exalting Christianity, when applied in the clinical setting, is a valuable intervention to be scientifically studied on healthcare outcomes.

Lauren Anne Karl

The mission of Powerfully Healthy is to provide science-based, biblical education on Christian Posttraumatic Growth.  

The long-term vision is to conduct research on the effectiveness of Christian Posttraumatic Growth when applied by certified clinicians. 

Powerfully Healthy

“So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.”

1 Corinthians 3:7 CSB

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coming Spring 2021

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