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Kristin Faith Evans, MA, MS, LMSW
My Professional Passions
Hi! I’m Kristin. I’m a Christian author, a speaker, a mental health therapist, and a mother of two children with rare genetic disorders and complex needs. I love walking with others on their journeys to deeper faith and mental health wholeness. I have a special place in my heart for empowering other parents of children with special needs or disabilities. As a Licensed Masters Social Worker and with my MA in Christian Education, I have served in church, camping, and retreat ministries and am experienced in Christian counseling, couples and family therapy, substance abuse treatment, and crisis counseling. So, you can see how my passions collide!
As a winner of the Triumph from Tragedy short story contest by Denise George and Christian Writers for Life, my story, “The Rare Gift,” is included in the newly released anthology.
I’m published in The Joyful Life Magazine, Focus on the Family Magazine (Dec. 2022 issue), Alive Now, and The Upper Room. I’m a regular guest blogger for Different Dream Living and have articles on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and Key Ministry blogs. I love regularly speaking on podcasts and at conferences and empowering other parents on my blog Special Needs Moms Blog. I am an active member of Word Weavers, Intl.
I’m currently pursuing publication with my first two manuscripts. My husband, Todd, and I are cowriting a book for married couples parenting children with special needs and disabilities with the goal to help strengthen marriages. We’re thrilled that literary agent, Steven Hutson, at WordWise Media Services is representing us. We’re very excited about this upcoming book! We are also beginning to speak at workshops and retreats.
Visit us at ToddandKristinEvans.com
In my second book, I retell my extraordinary journey of learning to embrace my life as a special needs mom. When my second child was born with an even-more-severe genetic disorder than my son’s, my faith in God shattered. Reliving the trauma of my pregnancy and stuck in grief, I spiraled into a dark depression, and my marriage crumbled. One morning, I woke up in the ICU to doctors who couldn’t explain how I survived my suicide attempt. God had given me a second chance. I realized that I had three options: I could continue to be miserable, I could attempt suicide again, or I could fully dive into my life as a mother of two children with special needs. But how could God be good and allow my children to suffer? This question tormented me until I released the need to understand and began to trust God in deeper faith than I had ever known before. Accepting my painful circumstances freed me to truly begin living. God gave me the strength and courage to rise up out of hopelessness, discover joy in the midst of my heartache, recover from my mental illness, renew my marriage, and help my children thrive.
More About Me
I live with Todd and my two children in the Nashville, TN area. When I’m not enjoying life with my family, writing, working with clients, or traveling, you can find me training for triathlons, reading, or simply being out in nature.