the Author


Debra Fileta, M.A., LPC is a licensed professional counselor, national speaker, and author of True Love Dates, Choosing Marriage, Love in Every Season, Are You Really OK?, Married Sex, and RESET. She’s also the host of Talk To Me: The Debra Fileta Podcast (formerly the Love + Relationships Podcast) where she facilitates on-air authentic counseling-style sessions. Through her popular blog ( and podcast, she shares the message that healthy people make healthy relationships. Debra and her husband, John, have been happily married for 17 years and have four beautiful children.

From the Foreword – 

“The insights you’ll find here are not just theoretical but deeply practical, designed to help you find rest during life’s chaos, avoid burnout, and experience unshakeable joy.”

Tim Timberlake

“Soul Care is a wise and helpful resource for experiencing the interconnected restoration of body, mind, and spirit that so often feels just out of reach. I’s a hopeful invitation to more fully realize the beautiful kingdom of God vision for human flourishing together.”

—Katherine Wolf, author of Treasures in the Dark, Suffer Strong, and Hope Heals

“This book is such a gift for the days in which we are living. We are pulled in so many directions, often stretched almost to the breaking point. Debra guides us to places of rest and peace and joy with a profound understanding of the Word of God and the human soul.”

-Sheila Walsh, author and TV host

“As a professional counselor, Debra possesses a unique vantage point on this critical topic. I’ve seen too many Christians burn out because they wanted to proclaim the message of Jesus without emulating the pace of Jesus. I’m praying this resource will help a multitude of saints endure for years to come because they follow our Savior’s rhythms of rest and war.”

-Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church DC; author of Single, Dating, Engaged, Married and Rest O-War

“If you often find yourself feeling depleted —whether from selflessly caring for others at your own expense or from simply not realizing there’s another way—Soul Care invites you on a beautiful journey of refreshment and refilling. This book serves as a heartfelt reminder that God’s plan for you includes not just survival but flourishing! Debras wealth of wisdom and experience offers a transformative guide for rediscovering the vibrant life God envisions for you.”

—Jennie Lusko, author and podcast host

“Debra Fileta’s “Soul Care” is a beacon of wisdom and solace for those seeking healing and growth. As the counselor I personally turn to for help, Debra’s profound insights and compassionate guidance have been instrumental in my journey toward emotional well-being and soul care. Her book beautifully encapsulates her expertise, offering a blend of faith-based principles and practical advice that resonates deeply with the person seeking to get to stable ground mentally and emotionally. I wholeheartedly recommend “Soul Care” to anyone seeking transformative counseling support and therapy rooted in Christian values.”

Jonathan Pokluda, Pastor of Harris Creek, Best selling author, and host of The Becoming Something Podcast

Upcoming Events

august 2, 2024

Soul care, focus on the family • Colorado Springs, Co

SEPTEMBER 17, 2024

Soul Care, Family Life Today • Orlando, FL

October 5, 2024

Soul care, household of faith church • Gonzales, la

Sunday Service: 10am

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