A Little more about Me:
God has been using me in the area of Women's Ministry for the past 15 years.
I have led women's fellowships & small groups, created & organized women's retreats, founded a women's ministry organization, and am currently an expository Bible teacher, speaker, writer, and Biblical Counselor. My passion is to connect women to each other in community to build their relationship with God and understanding the Bible.
I hope to meet you someday, perhaps over zoom, over a cup of coffee, at a workshop, or at a Bible study. As you look over the various pages within this site, please reach out through the contact page if you have any questions. Grounded In Faith, LLC aims to help women grow in their relationship and faith in God through biblical education, counseling, and mentoring. I currently counsel women aged 30 and up. I also mentor women working within women's ministry.
Some of my favorite pastors & authors who influence my walk with Jesus are:
Paul Washer, Alistair Begg, Mike Winger, John F. MacArthur, Billy Graham, Greg Gilbert, Steven J. Lawson, Warren Wiersbe, Stacy T. Rinehart, Dr. Patrick Marks, Sean McDowell, Alisha Childers, Luis Palau, Voddie Bauchman, Jay Adams, Heath Lambert, David Powlison, and June Hunt. To name a few.
The books that impacted me as a teenager aside from the Bible:
Born Again by Charles Colson.
Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
My favorite books that explain the Gospel are:
What is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
The Gospel According to Jesus by John F. MacArthur
Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
My favorite book that explains how God is our great Shepherd:
A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller
Where to start in the Bible:
I recommend starting with the Books:
Genesis chapters 1 through 11
My current favorite books in the Bible are:
James, Matthew, Romans, Galatians, 1 & 2 Peter, Ephesians,
the Letters of 1, 2, 3 John, Exodus, Jude, Revelation
You can also connect with me through my blog at the link coming soon.
Education and Associations:
Biblical Training, Life Coaching & Certifications:
American Bible Society Trauma Healing Institute: Certified Biblical Trauma Healing Facilitator.
VCLi: obtained a Biblical Counseling degree and S.A.L.T. Seven Areas of (Christian) Life Training.
Bible education classes at Harvest Bible University, Los Angeles
BCC: Biblical Counseling Center - continued education in counseling. women biblically, Certification in counseling women biblical.
ACBC Phase one biblical counseling training.
LifeLine to Hope Certification: Hope for the Heart / ICCI
The Institute for Expository Preaching: continuing education seminars.
The Table: a Christian women's speaking and writers group.
Certified Integrative Nutrition, Health & Life Coach from IIN
Certified Master Life Coach
I maintain yearly professional & spiritual growth by attending various continuing education classes, courses, workshops, and seminars to stay current within the biblical counseling, coaching, teaching, writing, and mentoring industry.
Association of Biblical Counselors member
International Christian Coaching Institute member
American Association of Christian Counselors
Please note: A biblical counselor, life coach, and mentor is not a licensed profession. I am not a licensed therapist, psychotherapist, or mental healthcare provider. I do not diagnose, offer advice, prescribe, bill insurance, or provide any of a licensed therapist's services.
I provide biblical Christian life education in discipleship, coaching, mentoring, and self-discovery, format to help women anchor their mind, body, and soul in the Biblical truths of the Bible and Jesus. I currently only coach women aged 30 and up. I do not coach or mentor men or couples. Ground In Faith, LLC is strictly for educational purposes only. Please read the disclaimer for further information.
Lunaria Carter is a coffee-fueled, God-fearing woman, bookworm, and novice chef. She is a degreed Biblical Counselor and Grounded In Faith, LLC founder.
Along with providing Biblical Life Counseling to women age 30 and up, she writes / authors Bible study content, teaches gospel-centered women's Bible studies, and mentors women seeking to improve their women's ministry groups or organizations.
Lunaria's main love is to teach women how to live life God's way through building a relationship with God and reading the Bible for scriptural truth. Then engaging in those truths in an authentic, practical way in their own lives
When Lunaria is not helping women anchor their soul and salvation in Jesus Christ, she enjoys seeking out local coffee shops, baking up new scone recipes, and exploring the great outdoors with her husband and little chihuahua by way of their travel trailer.
Statement of Faith:
At age five, I gave my life to Jesus while praying with my grandmother Betty at her kitchen table. I believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, the Bible says what it says and means what it means.
"one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all." Ephesians 4:5-6
I believe in the one true living God, Yahweh. Which consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. I believe that only through Jesus we can be saved. John 14:6
"If you declare with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved." Romans 10:9-10 NIV
I firmly believe in the foundational truths found in:
Genesis chapters 1 -11
The path to salvation is only through Jesus. John 14:6
Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 10:13
Acts chapter 2