If this is the first time checking out my blog, let me introduce myself. My name is Joy Skarka Skarka, and I hope to always live up to my name by bringing others joy. I’m 28 years young and was born and raised in Monroeville a town east of Pittsburgh, PA. I moved to Tampa, FL to go to college at the University of South Florida. It was in college that God saved me by his grace.
The love I discovered in Jesus gave me a passion for ministry. In September 2013, I launched this blog with the goal to lead women to Jesus. After graduating in 2014 with a BA in relational communications, I moved to Dallas, Texas to earn a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS). At DTS, I met my husband Zack and we got married in 2017.
Also in 2017, I graduated from DTS with a MA in Christian Education and jumped right into my doctorate. In 2021, I graduated with my Doctorate degree in Educational Ministry from DTS, focusing on helping women find freedom from sexual shame.
I am passionate about creating spaces to free women from sexual shame. Since March 2020, I serve as the Director of Discipleship for Authentic Intimacy, where I lead online small groups for women with unwanted sexual behavior. I coach and teach Christian leaders how to help women find freedom from sexual shame and pornography. I have a published chapter in Sanctified Sexuality: Valuing Sex in an Oversexed World. I have also written numerous online articles, appeared on many podcasts, led workshops, and currently leads online recovery groups.
Now Zack and I live in Florida!
I dream about a world where every woman has experienced the life change of Jesus. I desire that they feel his power, trust him with their lives, and experience healing.
I invite you to join me on this journey, check out my blogs, and invite other women to join us.
Experience Jesus. Experience His joy. Experience His freedom.
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