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Vivian Cumins is a writer, speaker, and podcast host who grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. She is also a career professional, a military spouse, a step-mom to two adult kids, and a “Glammy” to five grandkids. 

Although her name means “LIVELY” Vivian admits she has not always felt lively. Her need to be perfect and in control led to an unbalanced lifestyle filled with work, self-inflicted stress and illness, depression, and anxiety.

In 2020, after years of striving and mental exhaustion, Vivian rededicated her life to the Lord and vowed to relinquish control and submit to God’s will. Her newfound faith and commitment were immediately put to the test when she had to trust God to provide healing from stage 3 melanoma.

Though this was a difficult time, Vivian claims she would not change a thing. That ‘wilderness’ season, she says, delivered her from a prideful spirit and set her free from captivity. It was also during this time that God began speaking to her in dreams. His voice and the challenges she faced taught her how to give up control and trust God, embrace imperfection, and recognize, then recalibrate, the unbalance in her life. Today, Vivian not only shares her testimony of preparation and deliverance, but she also provides valuable lessons and helpful tips for actively seeking balance, which starts with making time for God, taking care of yourself, and sprinkling in some good old-fashioned fun.  

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SUGGESTED TOPICS

  • My Testimony: God’s Deliverance from Pride, Perfectionism, and Control
  • Balancing Act:  Mastering an Intentional Life
  • Hearing the Voice of God Through Dreams
  • Breaking the Stronghold of Sugar
  • Avoiding Burnout, Creating Balance Amidst Doing Good Deeds

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS

  • When we say the word “balance”, many people associate it with work-life balance, but for you, it stems from a different experience and originates from a different place. Tell us a little about your story and why balance has become so important to you.

  • At what point did you realize things were out of balance in your life and when did you realize God was on the scene? Once you realized it, what changes did you start to make?

  • What does the Bible say about balance and/or what Bible story do you lean on to help you when you need balance? 
  • How does one become intentional in seeking balance? Why is this important?
  • What are some practical things someone can do today to move toward greater balance?
  • How did perfectionism and control enter your life, and when did they become a problem?
  • What do you believe is at the root of perfectionism and control, and can it be healed?
  • You say God delivered you from the spirit of pride. In what ways did God reveal that you struggled with pride? How did He transform your heart to one of humility?
  • How has God’s voice in your dreams helped you with control?
  • How do you make time for God, yourself, and fun? How do you ensure they are weighed equally?
  • How has your struggle with perfectionism and control affected your ability to be a stepmom?
  • How does someone avoid burnout and create balance while doing good works?