Introducing Our Newest Editor: Christina FoxBy Trillia Newbell | March 19th, 2013 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments Off on Introducing Our Newest Editor: Christina Fox
By Trillia Newbell
Women of God magazine started in November 2011 after I had decided I wanted to focus my attention on feature stories from a Christian perspective. The site gained steady readers over the months following its launch. I had asked God to provide 500 readers, I thought that would be an encouraging number for the lifetime of the site. Little did I know He would supply that and far surpass it.
As the site has grown in readership, I have grown in responsibility beyond Women of God. As a result, I have decided it’s time for some needed assistance and I am most thankful that I have found it in Christina Fox. Christina will join me as an Editor of this site. Though I remain the owner, she will maintain the same role as I, updating the site, collecting and editing articles, finding contributors and much more.
Christina Fox is a homeschooling mom, licensed mental health counselor, blogger and writer. She received her undergraduate degree from Covenant College and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She has been married to her husband George for 16 years and is the mother of two active boys, ages 8 and 5. She and her family live in sunny S. Florida where she is active in her church, teaching children’s Sunday school and a ladies Bible study.
I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Christina over the past few months. I’ve asked her to answer a few questions so you might get to know her better.
Q: How long have you been writing?
Christina: St. Augustine once said, ““I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” I started writing in high school as a way to get through a dark period in my life that I later learned was clinical depression. During my years in graduate school and then later working as a counselor, I stopped writing–probably because of all those papers and clinical notes I had to write–but then depression hunted me down again and found me after I had children. I began writing again to process what was going on inside me. As I shared these thoughts on my blog, it resonated with people and they encouraged me to write more. A few years ago I started sharing the messy stories from my life on other blogs and websites. More recently, I was asked to be a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition and have had my articles published in other ministry websites and publications.
Q: How long have you been blogging on your site?
Christina: I have been blogging at To Show Them Jesus for over two years. Before that, I had a family blog I had started in 2005 where I began to share my struggles with depression, parenting, etc. and ended up switching to my current blog when my writing became less about the newest thing my kids were doing and more about what God was doing in my heart.
Q: What are some of your favorite topics to write about and why?
Christina: I have a passion for pointing my children to Christ. Each Thursday I post about a teaching moment I had with my kids or share an activity we did or book we read that pointed them to the gospel. I often write about my journey in finding joy as well as about depression, anxiety, worry, and fear. I am an avid reader and also share what I am learning from books I’ve been reading. The tag line for my blog is “living redemption’s story, from the inside out.” That’s what I write about–how God is redeeming my life, changing me, and transforming me through His Word and the truths of the gospel. My writing has been described as transparent and authentic. I believe in being real with my readers. I am not perfect, I am a mess, and it’s only by the grace of God that I am here today. I want to encourage others with the same gospel encouragement that saved me from the dark pits of despair and if being real about my messes is part of that, than that’s what I will do.
Q: Why are you excited to edit and contribute for Women of God?
Christina: I believe in what you are doing here at WOG and want to be a part of this ministry to encourage and equip women in living out the gospel in their daily lives.
Christina prefers her coffee black, loves dark chocolate, collects all things old, and is always in the middle of at least three books. You can find her sharing her faith journey at www.toshowthemjesus.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ToShowThemJesus and on Twitter @toshowthemjesus.