Patty Houser

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Patty is a woman who loves to write and is in a season in her life in which she chooses to pursue it wholeheartedly. Patty began writing as a child and became a faithful journaler as a teen and young adult. In college, she entertained her professors with profound insights about the human psyche and its interaction with the complex world in which it lives. After graduate school, she published her first two articles, “The Art of Reasoning Well” (Biola University, Winter, 2013) and “Misguided Migration” (Christian Research Journal, Vol. 40/No.1, 2017), and her first book, "A Woman's Guide To Knowing What You Believe: How To Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind" (Bethany House, October 2015).

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Patty Houser Honestly, I've never had writer's block. My problem has never been not knowing what to say. My problem has always been not being able to shut up. This…moreHonestly, I've never had writer's block. My problem has never been not knowing what to say. My problem has always been not being able to shut up. This is why writing and I get along so well. Writing is my best friend. It's a friend I tell everything to, uncensored. I would say, however, that if you are experiencing writer's block, just start writing and let the words flow. Don't edit them. Don't judge them. Don't use them as vehicles to please. Just write. And if you don't know what to write, then start with, "I don't know what to write." Who knows? Perhaps that question will unlock the block. Perhaps you will find that your motivation for writing is misguided and needs to be realigned. Listen to your words. They are where your answer lies. (less)
Patty Houser Being able to process life. And helping others do the same. And working strange hours like 4:00 a.m.
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“I never listen to what a person says. I look at what a person does because what they do tells me who they really are.”
Patty Houser

“Knowing what we believe and why we believe it is not an option for the Christian, because as believers, OUR BELIEFS ARE THE VERY HEART OF WHO WE ARE.”
Patty Houser, A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

“There are two ways to learn life's lessons, the easy way and the hard way. I seem to prefer the hard way.”
Patty Houser

“Knowing what we believe and why we believe it is not an option for the Christian, because as believers, OUR BELIEFS ARE THE VERY HEART OF WHO WE ARE.”
Patty Houser, A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

“The secret to extraordinary faith is fully engaging our MINDS, as well as our hearts, because DYNAMIC FAITH REQUIRES A HEALTHY BALANCE OF BOTH.”
Patty Houser, A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

“When we love God with our hearts in disproportion to our minds, our faith is out of kilter with the kind of faith God wants us to have.”
Patty Houser, A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind

“Everything we say or don't say makes an imprint on our child's heart.”
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“Nothing is as powerful as one's beliefs.”
Patty Houser, A Woman's Guide to Knowing What You Believe: How to Love God With Your Heart and Your Mind




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