5/6/17 Women’s Brunch, Crossroads Community Church, Chittenango, NY
1/27/18 In the Bleak Midwinter Retreat, Lyncourt Wesleyan Church, Syracuse, NY, Keynote and seminar
2/28/18 Ladies Luncheon, Living Lord Lutheran Church, Vero Beach, FL
9/14-16/18 Wesleyan Women Retreat, Beaver Dam, NY, seminar
9/25/18 Parents Group, September School, Boulder, CO
3/30/19 Faith Filled Women Annual Conference, Salisbury, MD, break-out session panelist
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Sample Talk Descriptions:
AMONG LIONS: FINDING REST WHEN THE BEASTS OF FEAR, GRIEF, AND DOUBT ARE POISED TO POUNCE.
“My soul is among lions; I must lie down amongst those who breathe forth fire..” Psalm 57:4a
For nearly four years, Kirsten parented her teenage son through the initial instability of his Bipolar Disorder. From the springboard of that experience, she explores the beasts which can attack us during times of crisis and suffering. We cannot escape them, make them go away, or defeat them ourselves. Touching on times we feel lonely, spent, disappointed, and lost, she helps us discover the comfort, protection, and deliverance of God. He meets us right in our place of pain among lions.
PROTECTING YOUR MARRIAGE WHILE PARENTING YOUR TEEN WITH MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL ILLNESS
When Kirsten and her husband put their shoulders to the wheel to care for their son, who has Bipolar Disorder, they worked as a team. Still, their marriage underwent extreme stress, and was in danger of fracturing. Kirsten shares hard-won lessons about defending our marriages while fighting an exhausting and painful parenting battle. Topics include absorbing inconvenience, finding time to be alone together, showing grace, and persevering when our partners let us down. God desires to strengthen and soften our love for our spouses, especially when we are walking together through the valley of the shadow.