Your emotions have purpose

and are worth handling with curiosity, respect, and wisdom.

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God Designed Emotional Beings

For some of us, emotions are overwhelming and all-important. For others, they’re bothersome and irrational. But no matter where you fall on the emotional spectrum, one thing is for sure: God designed you as an emotional being.

Available Sept 23, 2019


“Emotions are signals on your internal dashboard that help you stay in tune with reality.”

— Tristen Collins


What might it look like for you to have a healthy relationship with emotions? Could you learn to discern them and use them wisely? Through the unified lens of current research and Scriptural teaching, this guide explores:

  • how emotions work as signals on your body’s internal dashboard

  • why emotions are valuable (even when they’re unpleasant)

  • what to do when your emotions don’t match the situation

  • how to cultivate emotional health over the long-term

  • the ins and outs of shame, fear, anger, sadness, jealousy, and happiness


“Thinking and feeling cannot be cleanly separated. Trying to separate ourselves from our emotions would strip us of our humanity.”

— Jonathan Collins


Your Emotions Matter

Whether you’re a skeptical stoic or an impulsive feeler, pursuing a healthy relationship with your emotions is key to living a passionate and abundant life. After all, it’s ultimately about becoming a little more like the person God created you to be.


Tristen Collins (an emotive feeler) is a trauma recovery therapist in Portland, Oregon. Her husband, Jonathan (a rational skeptic), is a co-founder of The Bible Project.

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