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Dr. Linda Mintle

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“I am passionate about helping you live life to the fullest, to walk confidently in what God has called you to do, and to find healing and hope where needed.  What I offer is practical advice and commentary on everyday living. I believe we can only walk in wholeness when we pay attention to all parts of our being—body, soul and spirit.”

It is rare that a trained academic who speaks passionately to the heart of people providing real answers to real life problems is so relatable. Dr. Linda’s fun personality comes through whether she’s helping her audiences prevent a divorce or make peace with their thighs!

Dr. Linda Mintle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed clinical social worker and national expert on relationships and the psychology of food, weight and body image. With 30 years of clinical experience working with couples, families and individuals, she brings her common sense approach to people who want to live in positive mental health. She currently serves as the Chair, Behavioral Health, at Liberty University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Linda is a best selling author with 19 book titles to her credit, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, a national news consultant, featured writer for Beliefnet and hosts her own website.  Her media experience includes seven years as the resident expert for ABC Family’s Living the Life television show and regular appearances on network television and radio. Her current assignment as a national news consultant allows her to comment on mental health issues in the news.

It is often said that being with Dr. Linda is like having coffee with a friend. She makes the complicated issues of relationships and mental health easy to understand and applicable to every day living. The ease she has with people, coupled with her clinical training and experience makes her a sought after speaker on college campuses, conferences and special events.  Whether she is doing a TV skit with Tim Conway or discussing teen violence with Queen Latifa, Dr. Linda will entertain, educate and integrate faith and mental health in every day living.

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Deferring marriage: A good idea?

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on the trend to defer marriage among Millennials and Gen Zs. The need to marry is on the decline given the rise in cohabitation, fear of divorce and self-sufficiency, among other factors. This trend is based on the idea that young people should focus on exploring their careers…

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Stop asking me how I feel?

How many times do we ask people, “How are you feeling?” Is that a good question? Should we be asking this question on a regular basis? The answer may surprise you. Of course, we want to be attuned to emotional needs. But when we keep asking how a child feels moment to moment in a day, we signal the child that his or her happiness is the main…

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The hope of the resurrection

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. Spring is in the air, flowers are beginning to push out of the ground, birds are singing and building their nests. All signs point to new life and a new beginning as winter fades and loses strength. Like the seasons, Easter is a reminder of Christ’s darkest days giving way to light. Out of the winter…

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The need for adult friendships

Do you have or need adult friends?  Finding those friends can be somewhat challenging given our busy lives. But researchers confirm, friends are critical to a happy life. In fact, a 2023 Pew research survey on friendship reported that 61% of adults in the U.S. say that having close friends is essential to living a fulfilling life-…

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Finding your purpose

Cameron is like so many people in life, drifting aimlessly and wondering why he is here. He wakes up every day with a sense of dread and anxiety. He is not alone. Some say we have a crisis of purpose in our culture. Too many people feel the same way as Cameron. When the book, The Purpose Driven Life, was released by Pastor Rick Warren…

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