Ed Welch is a senior faculty member at CCEF, the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. CCEF’s mission is to restore Christ to counseling, and counseling to the church by thinking biblically about the issues of living. Ed holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology with a Neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah, as well as an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. He has been counseling for over 30 years and has written many books, including When People Are Big and God Is Small, Running Scared, Shame Interrupted, and recently, Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren.