Karen as Speaker

Karen Rabbitt Speaking and Resources

Faithful to scripture, honest about her own struggles, and with compassion for your pain, Karen will encourage your group to let God dig deep. Her clinical training and her faith in God’s healing powers combine to help women see their experiences and their shame in a whole new light.

Listeners say she is genuine, gracious, soothing, and encouraging. Her practical words, honed from twenty years of providing psychotherapy, will motivate you and your people to seek God with your whole hearts.Contact Karen for references or booking.

These are Karen’s talks and retreats that can be customized for your group:

Shorter Talks:

What About Forgiveness? Sunday Sermon/Teaching
Shameless Self-Talk: God-Talk for Overweight Women

Friday/Saturday Retreats:

Emotional Honesty with God
Making Sense of Depression
Making More Sense of Depression
Healing Our Hurts God’s Way
Healing our Distorted Image of God
Sisters Together
At Home with Jesus
Tying Up Loose Ends
Take No Good Thing for Granted
Finding the Heart of God for Ourselves and Each Other

Karen is essentially retired but accepts a small number of speaking engagements.
Contact Karen for fees and availability.

Previous seminar/retreat attendees say:

“Karen is a gifted leader.”
“Karen does a very blessed job.”
“Sensitive, insightful, affirming.”
“Karen is a very compelling speaker.”
“Karen handled the off-topic comments with grace.”
“This has been by far the best women’s retreat I have ever been to.”

Previous Speaking Events:

Life Community Church Mahomet, IL
Cornerstone Fellowship, Urbana, IL
St. Peter’s Anglican Women’s Retreat, Birmingham, AL
First United Methodist Winter Retreat, Champaign, IL
Crossroads Church Sunday Sermon, Monticello, IL
Vineyard Columbus Women’s Conference, Columbus, Ohio
Mahomet Christian Church Mother-Daughter Luncheon, Mahomet, IL
Illini Chinese Christian Fellowship, Urbana, IL
Several seminars with the Christian Counseling Center, Urbana, IL
Several New Covenant Fellowship Women’s Retreats, Champaign, IL



A Dozen Helps to Forgive:

  1. Forgiveness is both a choice and a process.
  2. Make a decision to give up anger.
  3. Pray to be made willing. Or to be made willing to be made willing.
  4. Feel your feelings in a safe place, with a safe person.
  5. To say, “I forgive,” but never feel your pain is denial.
  6. To feel your pain, anger, and sadness but never choose forgiveness is stuck.
  7. Ask for grace both to feel and to forgive.
  8. Study Jesus’ words on forgiveness.
  9. To forgive is not to condone
  10. To forgive is not to excuse.
  11. To forgive doesn’t mean you don’t matter.
  12. Trust God for justice.

Feel free to use, with this credit: ©Karen Rabbitt 2009

For those of us who struggle with eating too much:


I reached for the chocolate chip cookie, hot from the oven. Before I knew it, I’d eaten six.

I reached for the chocolate chip cookie, hot from the oven. I thought, why am I reaching for sugar and fat? Before I knew it, I’d eaten five.

I reached for the warm chocolate chip cookie. I thought, Why am I eating? I sat at the kitchen table, found paper and pen. I wrote, “I’m angry because I can’t make my daughter stop fighting her homework.” I ate three chocolate chip cookies.

I reached for the day old cookie. Why? I feel angry and scared. “God, you know my fear. You know my anxiety. Please help me trust you for her future.” I ate one cookie.

I stopped baking cookies.

© Karen Rabbitt, 2007 All Rights Reserved.