Hi, I’m Valia, the author of Walking Out Our Faith. Born and raised in a small Pennsylvania town, I now reside in southern Virginia with my husband Joey who I married in October of 2016. I started Walking Out Our Faith to encourage other Christians with positive posts, and also to share my own Christian journey.

I want Walking Out Our Faith to stand out from other “Christian Lifestyle” blogs in that it is all about reality, not the Starbucks, sugar-coated Christianity that seems to be the status quo of Christian blogs today. While I try to stay positive on my blog, life isn’t a fairy tale, and everyone, especially Christians, struggle. One needn’t look any closer than reading the Bible to learn that even people who lived during Jesus’s times struggled.

As to my faith, it is Bible-based. I believe that the Bible is the literal word of God. I believe in repentance, salvation, and the importance of being born again. I do not belong to any denomination, or any particular church. I enjoy a traditional take on Christianity when it comes to sermons.

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, playing video games with my husband, baking desserts, walking my dog Bella, and fishing.