Marty is a counselor, speaker and author. After studying both the Bible and conventional psychology, Marty recognized that God’s plan for our strength and sufficiency to live the abundant life Christ promises is rooted in a greater understanding and personal appropriation of God’s love for us as individuals. Her passion is teaching people that no matter what struggles they face in life, no matter what pain they bear, there is hope and wholeness available to them through the healing, transforming power of God’s love. One of her books, The Greater Healing, provides a “road map” for the journey from brokenness to joy through God’s love.
Marty has more than 30 years’ experience as a Christian counselor and speaker. Marty is co-founder of Celebration, a women’s ministry in her denomination. She was the favorite substitute teacher of Beth Moore’s Sunday school class. In 2003, 2007 and 2011, she led the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church Pastors’ Spouses Retreat.
Marty has her Master’s Degree in counseling from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She is a licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed chemical dependency counselor with a private practice in Tyler, Texas.
Marty and her husband, Nick, a retired pastor, live in Tyler, Texas. They have two grown children, Meredith and Kent and two precious grandsons, Luke and Levi. You will see the joy of the Lord in her and will be blessed by the message God speaks through her.