Corey Carlisle, MDiv, PhD



  • PhD – Amridge University – Marriage and Family Therapy. DissertationFrom Pathology to Potential: Exploring Sacred Sexuality for Black Americans 
  • MDiv – Amridge University – Marriage and Family Therapy
  • BA – Covenant College – Sociology


  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) – GA #001310


  • Certified Sex Therapist (CST) – American Board of Christian Sex Therapists

Specialized Focus:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Sex Therapy

I don’t believe I’m alone in my desire for love and intimacy, and the hope to live a life full of meaning and purpose. I often wonder what God is up to in my life and how to make sense of the intense sexual desires He has given me.

Growing up I came to doubt my self-worth. I came to believe I was only worthy if I could be perfect and have all the right answers: biblically, academically, relationally, etc.

As it turns out, hiding behind the mask of perfectionism and knowledge actually kept me from true intimacy and a life filled with purpose.

From the outside everything looked good. I was the proverbial “good kid” and “nice guy.” But on the inside my heart was numb and dying. My soul grew thirsty and appearing good was no longer satisfying. I wanted to drink deeply of life, to live passionately, and so started my journey toward wholehearted living.

Very slowly, I became aware of God’s presence in everyday life. As I learned to live in His presence, I discovered the sacredness of my work, my relationships, and even my sexuality.

Yes, there is still heartaches and pain, but His presence has brought profound joy and deep pleasure into my life. I’m learning to embrace ALL that God has for me as His child.

And so my passion has become helping others discover their relational, sexual, and spiritual best. I believe a more abundant life is available for every client I see.

When facing the challenges of living well we may turn to well-meaning family and friends. However, family and friends may not always be able to provide the objective perspective we need. Not to mention not everyone is a safe person with which to share the private areas of our lives.

I hope to create this personal space for you, free from the demands of others, to thoughtfully attend to the important and sensitive areas of your life.

As a calm and steady guide, I seek to bring vision and deep reflection to your story as you navigate the difficult and messy ordeals in life.

My hope is for you to use problems as an opportunity to grow and to enjoy life to the full, turning your breakdowns into breakthroughs.

As an ordained Christian minister, more than anything I want you to experience the freedom found in Christ so that you may fully pursue the desires God has written on your heart.

My advanced training and degrees in marriage and family, sexuality, and theology allow me to walk with you on your journey toward wholehearted living. The relational, sexual, and spiritual aspects of your life can all be addressed together.  This opens the door for deeper healing and harmony in your life.


Your Move

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Thoughts on Addiction and Pornography

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Spiritual Sex

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Igniting the Spark of Sexual Passion

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Eros Toward the World

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Empower Your Marriage with Grace

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