About the Author

Lorie Kaufman Rees is a professional Christian counselor, speaker, and free-lance writer who helps ordinary women experience the extraordinary love of God.  Delivered with a blend of personal reflection, biblical truth, and divine insight, Lorie’s message empowers women to:


  • Interact with The God of the Universe on a life-changing, personal level.
  • Confront the twisted and deceptive thoughts and beliefs that bind them.
  • Break free from destructive, life-long patterns of living and relating.
  • Experience God’s love, grace, goodness, and power as REAL in their lives.
  • Respond with abandon as Jesus invites them to live ABUNDANTLY in Him.


Lorie’s compassionate and candid manner openly engages the hearts of women, inviting them to grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”  Hundreds of women have accepted this invitation, joining her on a life-giving quest to “be filled to the measure with all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:16-19)


With dual master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Counseling and over two decades of experience, Lorie is a gifted and knowledgeable communicator with the practical, personal, and professional experience necessary to speak into the lives of women.  She writes and speaks regularly at her church of 9,000 on a wide range of spiritual and personal issues relevant to women, couples, and families today.


Lorie characterizes herself as an ordinary woman with an irresistible urge to live an extraordinary life in Christ.  She and her husband live in the heart of the Midwest with their two creative, high-energy children, where they seek to live fully, love well, and laugh heartily.  When Lorie has time, she enjoys going to the bathroom alone, hiking in the mountains, singing in a choir, making jewelry, scrapbooking, and reading a book in peace. She’s done each once in the last twelve years.


In addition to The Joy Project, Lorie blogs regularly at www.loriekaufmanrees.com.  Join her there to experience the life-changing power of living like you you’re loved!