About the Author/Instructor
Stephanie Romero is a freelance writer. She develops Web content for law firms and blogs
regularly about teens, fitness, scrapbooking and home business. She is the editor of the Independent Parties
site at Bellaonline, where she writes about news and politics.
As a Christian writer, Stephanie says she encourages others through
Active in her church, she has led many workshops and classes, sharing her experiences of
overcoming difficult circumstances in her own life. She has taught in large group settings and
also led small groups through Bible studies and classes focused on recovery from past abuse.
One class that she led was Vessels of Honor, reaching out to a group of women dealing with
past abuse in their lives. One of the group members reported: “Vessels of Honor with Stephanie
allowed me to think about and answer questions that I was trying to avoid. Without the group and
guidance from Stephanie, I would have continued to hide what I needed to face in order to be
able to move forward. For many years I had not talked about what happened to me, I couldn't even
talk about it to myself. The program helped me face my past and be able to talk about it openly.
I am no longer ashamed or embarrassed and I no longer feel guilty about what I had endured.”
Stephanie says her passion is to see people made whole, especially those who have suffered
from abuse, depression and other emotional traumas. In the future, she hopes to complete a
devotional for mothers that is currently in progress. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys
reading, scrapbooking and spending time with her family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband
and three children.
Getting Started (Course Syllabus)
Unit 1: Recognizing Abuse
Unit 2: My World Now
Unit 3: My Future World
Unit 4: Forgiving Others
Unit 5: Forgiving Self
Unit 6: Taking Back Your Life
Unit 7: Maintenance
Unit 8: Walking in Freedom
Unit 9: Final Exam
How to Participate in this Course
Enroll and start learning today! All course materials will be available when you start the
class, so you don't have to wait for weekly lessons and you can truly learn at your own pace.
You don't have to be online at any set time; study at your leisure from the comfort or your home
The course curriculum will include tutorial lessons, suggested readings, and optional
homework activities. If you are taking the class for enjoyment or self-enrichment, homework is
optional but participation is encouraged. Students who approach online learning as an adventure
and actively participate will derive the most benefit and enjoyment from online learning.
Homework projects, if completed satisfactorily, will earn Extra Credit points which will be
added to your Final Exam score and may increase the overall grade you earn in the course.
Handbook provides useful information on how to make the most of your online learning
experience at KSURF's Virtual University. Refer to this guide for helpful tips on how to access
classrooms, post homework, and answers to most frequently asked questions.