Nicole Billups is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the mother of two wonderful adult sons and a proud grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters. She has received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Martin University, her Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and is currently working on her Master of Arts in Christian Ministry.
Nicole also received her diploma, advanced diploma, and advanced certificate in Biblical Counseling from Light University. She graduated from Authentic Identity Institute as a Certified Christian Life Coach/Human Behavior Consultant with a 5D and DISC certification.
Currently, Nicole is a member of the Roaring Fire Ministries Church, where she is the pastor's armor-bearer and the head of women's ministry. As an inspirational speaker, she has spoken to young girls in the Indiana Juvenile Detention Center and an Indiana Public Schools afterschool girls' group.
In a local ministry, Nicole led a team that ministered to survivors of domestic violence in the Julian Center for Battered Women. Her service included facilitation of small group bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, and biblical counseling.
Nicole has also served as a peer counselor for the Life Centers (formally known as the Crisis Pregnancy Center). She has always possessed a servant’s heart and a passion for helping and encouraging others.
No More Suffering in Silence: A Marriage Devotional for the Hard Places
No marriage is perfect, but when addiction, trauma, control, infidelity, and other ungodly issues become involved, it can become one of life’s toughest challenges. You may have heard before that marriage is not for the weak, but told through the story of a young wife, Renée, and the disillusionment with her new husband, Michael, you will find proof, that this isn’t true.
The Good News is that we have a risen Savior who can take our tears, anger, betrayal, guilt, shame, and discontent upon His cross. Psalm 46:1 tells us that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Renée comes to realize that despite her husband’s mistreatment of her, she is not alone in her marriage. With the help of God, she finds the power to overcome her struggles and achieve a greater faith. Once she decides to give Him her pain and trust, He provides her with the strength, peace, and healing to face the most difficult challenges of marriage.
Through these devotions, you will learn how Renée found a path through some of the lowest valleys and hardest places in her marriage. You too can be encouraged and strengthened in the Lord throughout your marriage. As you go on this marriage journey with Renee, you will also discover that you are not alone, and find that there is no need to suffer in silence any longer.