John Thurman

John Thurman M.Div., M.A., is a Licensed Mental health Professional, Author, Speaker, and Certified Corporate Crisis Response Specialist who lives with his wife Angie in Albuquerque, NM. In addition, he is the Director of Covert Mercy Inc., a ministry that provides Stress Management Consulting and Training for ministry leaders and missionaries serving in the North Africa Middle East area. Learn more at

How to Overcome Old Wounds with Resilience

How Do You Deal with Old Wounds? Everyone is talking about trauma, but very few are talking about…

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How to Crush Anxiety, Sadness, and Regret with Mindfulness!

Be still and know that I am God! Psalm 46:10 NLT In the next few minutes I am going to show you how…

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Seven Ways to Help Your Kids Be Strong and Resilient – Part 2

In my last post, I provide you with the first four points concerning how to raise resilient kids.…

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Seven Ways to Help Your Kids Be Strong and Resilient – Part 1

You and I want the best for our kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews. We want all children to…

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Understanding the Power of Focus in Your Life

“I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals, and I try to ignore the rest.” Venus…

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10 Tips for Having a Happy Husband

With all the static about the Gillette commercial and the APA’s discussion about toxic masculinity,…

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Optimism: A Vital Part of Resilience
Optimism: A Vital Part of Resilience

“The sun will come out tomorrow!” Little Orphan Annie Optimism is a vital part of resilience.…

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4 Proven Ways to Build Strong, Resilient Kids and Teens

Are you looking for tools to help your child reach their potential? In this article, “4 Proven Ways…

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How to Deal with Old Wounds: A Biblical Perspective

“We forget: In life, it doesn’t matter what happens to you or where you came from. It matters what…

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6 Benefits of Having Humor in Your Relationship

Several years ago, my wife and I had come to an impasse in our relationship. I was detached and…

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