Krystal Kuehn, MA, LPC, LLP, NCC is a psychotherapist, best-selling author, teacher, musician and songwriter. Krystal specializes in helping people live their best life now, reach their full potential, overcome barriers, heal from their past, & develop a happiness lifestyle. Her inspirational and empowering approach has been helping people all over the world for over 20 years. Her articles, poetry, and songs have been published locally and internationally. Krystal has a passion for encouraging others. She believes everyone has untapped potential for greatness, and everyone can live a life of fulfillment and true happiness. Krystal is the co-founder of New Day Counseling in Michigan. Her web sites include: BeHappy4Life.com, NewDayCounseling.org, NewSongProductions.com, Baby-Poems.com as well as Facebook.com/WordsOfInspiration, and Be Your Best blog.
Q and A
James: When did you begin to write?
Kuehn : One of my earliest memories of writing as a way to express myself is when I wrote music and lyrics. That is when I discovered how natural it was for me to share my thoughts and feelings in this art form. Years later I began writing articles when I was asked to write a column for the local paper. Receiving a great deal of unexpected, positive feedback from people of how they had been encouraged and helped by what I wrote was a real motivator for me to write more. That is when I decided to write books.
James : What made you to think of publishing a book to share with others and at the same time encourage others to share their faiths?
Kuehn : (This question is partially answered above. I will answer it more specifically about my book, Think Like a Winner.)
The reason I wrote and published Think Like a Winner is because I want people to understand the importance of renewing their minds, as commanded in the Word of God, after they become saved. It doesn’t just happen. In Think Like a Winner I explain the process and give examples of how to apply and practice God’s Word. This is the key to knowing who we are in Christ and living the abundant life Jesus died to give us.
James : So far what is your worst criticism/attacks, and how you overcome it?
Kuehn : Believe it or not, my worst criticism/attacks are against my Christian faith and my boldness in sharing it. I do not take it personally because I know it is God they are angry with. So I overcome it by praying for these people and thanking God for using me to glorify Him.
James: How do you come up with title of your books?
Kuehn: I generally come up with the title after the book is completed. I have a goal and direction from the start, and I pull it all together at the end because sometimes my writing takes on a different direction that I did not originally anticipate.
James: Can you enlighten us a little more about your books?
Kuehn : My books are written from the heart, and I trust the Lord to work in and through me to communicate His love, encouragement, compassion, understanding, wisdom, insight and perspective as best I can. Because I have a passion to encourage people and help them be their best, my books are written with that goal in mind. They are inspirational, positive and hopeful.
James: Is there anything else you would like your readers to pay special attention in regards to your book, which you have not mentioned above?
Kuehn : Yes, pay special attention to what the Lord is showing you as you read my books. He may have a word of encouragement or comfort for you. Be open and look to Him. It might be some new insight or direction. You may be challenged in some way. Be open and enjoy what you read.
James : When do you plan to publish your book 2, if applicable?
Kuehn: Currently published, see below.
James: How many volume of books for the above series?
Kuehn: The perfect companion to Think Like a Winner is In Christ, I am: God’s Promises on Who You Are in Christ that Will Transform You from the Inside Out. It contains over 150 truths about who you are in Christ. We renew our minds and think like a winner when we receive, believe, apply and practice these truths. The other book included in the series is God’s Promises in 8 Keys Life Areas that Will Change Your Life. This is another book to empower believers in applying God’s truth to their life.
James: Tell us your guided principle that governs your life? How you cultivate these values?
Kuehn: My goal is to live my life for God. I have a responsibility to use the gifts He has given me. I do my best and my part, and I leave the rest to Him. There are so many powerful principles in the Word of God. I want to live by all of them, but if one were to be the guiding principle that governs my life, I would have to say – Love the Lord God with all your heart and soul, love others and love yourself. If you do this, you will obey Him; you will treat others with kindness and love; you will give and help others; you will take good care of yourself; you will have your priorities in order; you will live with integrity; you will live to glorify God; you will put Him first; you will spend time with Him. I cultivate these values by putting them into practice. Like I share in my books, it takes time to develop good habits and replace bad ones and knowing who we are in Christ helps us to accomplish this. With God’s help, it can be done. It takes persistence, faith and commitment.
Thank again for joining us today. So, let her rewarding and fulfilling life shine everyone.