Anxiety | Depression | Relationships | Life

WE KNOW HOW TO HELP!

It feels like life is falling apart. Sure, on the outside, everything looks great. You’ve gotten really good at hiding your pain. But behind the forced smiles, something is deeply, excruciatingly not okay. How many times have you laid in bed at night, staring at the ceiling, wondering how life ended up this way?

Let’s get real for a minute. Chances are you have absolutely no desire to seek counseling, but maybe you’re not sure where else to turn. We get it. You’ve tried everything you can think of and you just can’t fix this yourself.

You don’t have to keep doing this alone anymore. You’ve come to the right placeWe can help you find the peace, healing, and freedom you need to help you move forward.

Life Training is a ministry of help, hope, and healing for individuals from all walks of life. We connect face to face with those in the Louisville, KY area, and via the internet with those around the country across the globe. Offerings include Christ-centered counseling, marriage counseling, life coaching, and inner healing prayer sessions, as well as on-site seminars and workshops.  Everything we do is designed for people who are ready to pursue life change through a Christian perspective.

Specialties

Depression Counseling

Depression Counseling

Have you lost interest in or become numb to the everyday pleasures or activities that once gave you joy? Do you constantly battle a sense of hopelessness or low self-worth that is holding you back from achieving God’s plan for you? Perhaps you are overly irritable or easily angered, but don’t even understand where these conflicting feelings are coming from.
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Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Counseling

Are you constantly ruminating on the past or worrying about the future, as if something terrible could happen at any moment? Do you have a hard time relaxing or feeling at ease, even in ordinary situations with people you trust? Are you experiencing heart palpitations, trembling, nausea, or chronic aches and pains that you can’t explain?
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Marriage Counseling

Marriage Counseling

Our ministry has gained the reputation of helping countless couples revitalize the most desperate, struggling relationships. We utilize the APS temperament profile as the primary tool to help identify the unmet needs in each individual's life, and lovingly share how these are leading to stress, anxiety, and conflict in the relationship. We provide relevant, practical solutions from the Bible, from our leading-edge training, and from our years of professional experience. Don't wait another day.
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Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling

We have over a decade of experience providing skilled, caring counseling to individuals from all walks of life. Our counselors have specific expertise with issues including codependency, low self-worth, woundedness from childhood, pornography addiction, infidelity, and broken trust, just to name a few. Please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our NCCA licensed Christian counselors. We're real people with real solutions. Give us a try.
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What Others are Saying About Us

Zakk Gammon, PhD

Zakk Gammon, PhD

Director / Revive Christian Counseling

"Dr. David Ralston and the team at Life Training are second to none. I've had the opportunity to know David and Ann for several years now, and I can say with confidence Dr. Ralston and his team are one of the best options you'll find when you're struggling. Life Training allows people to feel the love of Jesus as they find hope."

Lisa Winchell, MA

Lisa Winchell, MA

Director / In His Image: Institute of Counseling & Training

"David and Ann Ralston have true servant's hearts and show the love and power of Christ in a dark and hurting world. Clients who are struggling in life need to look no further than to Life Training."

Mindy

Mindy

Mother of two adult children who received our counsel

"Thank you again for everything you have done and for your faithfulness. You are changing lives in a domino effect in our family... much more than you realize!! God bless you!"

Tracey

Tracey

Licensed Christian Counselor / Lake Conroe Christian Coaching

"Being taught by Dave and Ann has been life changing for me and my family and friends! The depth of biblical and life learning and teaching has been superior! The knowledge and spiritual growth in myself and family members has been so wonderful."

Steve

Steve

Counseling client and group participant

"Since meeting with Dave Ralston, I’ve come to realize there have been a number of doors in my past that apparently I hadn’t opened before. I have begun to open them in my sessions with Dave, and it has brought a lot of relief to me in dealing with my shame. Even though it is sometimes painful it is exciting to be going through."

Sue

Sue

Restoration ministry participant

"I have allowed myself the freedom to actually trust God in all things. Yes, at times, I must have a conversation with myself, with reminders of my trust and how important I am to my Heavenly Father. The trust is real, for the first time in a very long time."

Linda

Linda

Small group participant

"God is helping me through the teaching and through the small group interaction. Ann’s smiles and encouragement always makes me feel better."

Myranda

Myranda

Counseling client and group participant

"Meeting with Dave and Ann has helped me to look inward and to face the emotions of my childhood. It has helped me to be more confident in who I am, not just as a person but also in Christ. One of the huge battles that I faced in my life I am now completely delivered from is homosexuality. Now, I really want to help as many people as I can to give them hope and to let them know that it doesn’t matter what you have gone through or are going through, God can make it work for their good. Thank you for being a part of what God is doing in my life. It really does help save lives."

Sydney

Sydney

Restoration group participant

"Dr. Dave Ralston and his wife Ann literally changed my life! I will never be the same person that I was when I first met them. Every person in driving distance to these people needs to seek their counsel to help heal any brokenness, situation, shame, tragedy, the list goes on, that you may be facing in your life. Go! I promise you will never regret it. Thank you Dave and Ann from the bottom of my heart for helping me finally reach a place in my life where I know I am walking in God's will and following his path. Thank you truly."

Andra

Andra

Restoration program participant

"I often tell a friend, “oh, you should have heard what Pastor Dave shared last week. It was phenomenal! It seems difficult to recall (much less pull out) what the God of the universe dropped personally in to my spirit for ME to take to heart, spend a little time on, and pull from what He intended to transform me right now. The ministry God has given Dave and Ann truly has the power to heal, change, and restore. Each week they invite me to walk in to a safe, warm, non-judgmental and caring environment and unpack my “suitcase,” to examine just what I've been carrying. They offer illumination, guidance, and restoration to the whole person, carrying only what is necessary for fighting the spiritual battle, the whole armor of God, which is to be worn and not carried along with miscellaneous junk from the past in our suitcase."

Julie

Julie

Restoration group participant and marriage mentors

"The Ralston's have been an answer to prayer for me. My husband and I were growing in our walk; serving, praying together, and marriage mentoring, but I felt that we needed help in understanding codependency in our own marriage. We are learning so much about our identity in Christ, His love, and how to share that unconditional love with others. It’s like a faucet turned on we are drinking it all in. Overwhelming! I am learning to become more intimate with Jesus and that is the greatest lesson of all. Grateful, thankful, blessed."

Anthony

Anthony

Pastor and counselor

"Many years I have been on the front lines, fighting in the trenches to help those turn to Christ for answers. Your ministry is second to None! My heart desires to send people your way. Your compassion has touched me deeply! Thank you for helping me have great Hope that there are others who are in the trenches daily, as you are, fighting for the minds, hearts, and souls of people who struggle with addiction."

Joey

Joey

Counseling client and restoration group participant

"I have been on this journey with Our Lord Jesus for a while. By being a part of Dave and Ann’s ministry, I now know that restoration means… Restoration of many areas of life, not just addiction. I’ve learned that even though people have different histories, and backgrounds our stories and our recoveries have one thing in common and that is Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are all unique, but my story will help someone else like you have helped me."

Cassi

Cassi

Counseling client and restoration group participant

"Dave and Ann's teachings have helped me dig deeper into God's Word. I'm able to feel God surround me in my quiet time and reveal more than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you for helping me tune in to His presence! It's helping my healing journey!"

Lisa

Lisa

Christian Counselor and Life Coach / Power of His Love Ministries

"Dr. Dave Ralston is a gifted temperament counselor and marriage counselor. Definitely recommend him."

Amber

Amber

Marriage Check-Up class participant

"The ministry of Dave and Ann Ralston saved my marriage. I cannot recommend them enough."

Alisha

Alisha

Counseling client

"I highly recommend Life Training ministries. They brought me so far in my life when I started seeing them. They are such loving and compassionate people. I'm hoping to maybe one day to go back to them. My husband also went to them and he says he wouldn't have made it as far as he did without them. He is looking forward to maybe starting to see them again as well."

Jamie

Jamie

Former counseling client and group participant

"They changed my life! I was so broken, lost, lonely, and hopeless. They helped me heal, work through past hurts and pain, helped turned me back to the only one the can meet my needs. Learning my temperament and knowing that I wasn't just a brain damaged accident but God had created me with that temperament was the most revealing validating thing ever. It allowed me to have my eyes open, and then grow. They will help change your life! I have had a lot of counseling in my life, but this is the first time I ever received healing."

Debra

Debra

Restoration group participant

"Learning under Dave and Ann has helped me walk through my deliverance from Agoraphobia. life is totally different for me from what it was just 2 years ago."

Shelby

Shelby

Marriage counseling client

"Dave, I can’t even begin to thank you enough for all you have done for our family! You guided us when we were lost and we are forever grateful. You made sure we knew some tough things about ourselves, and it was exactly what we needed to hear. Thank you for your patience and willingness to works with us, I know we stayed in counseling longer than I think we all anticipated but I’m sure glad we did. We’re so grateful to get to call you friend! Love you!"

Richard

Richard

Lay-counseling team member

"We are blessed so that we may be a blessing to others. Dave is the personification of one who definitely puts others before himself and has it on his heart to help all those who have any kind of need be it psychological, emotional, addiction, and on and on find their true identity in Christ in order to live a healthy, abundant life with Jesus the first and most important thing in their life."