More accolades for 'sex pastor' Dr Carla Dunbar
The Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar, known to some as 'the sex pastor', has added two more accolades to her growing list of personal achievements.
She was conferred with an honorary doctorate of philosophy in the humane letters and a Fellow of the Most Excellent Order of International Experts on Marriage and Family Counselling from the CICA International University and Seminary in New York recently.
The awards, she told The Gleaner, only serve to emphasise the hard work she has continued to put in.
"I am unimaginably blessed. I believe the Lord has been doing a miraculous job in my life, from taking past suicidal thoughts and many other ills and near-death experiences to this point," Dunbar said.
"The truth is that the late Ian Boyne told me years ago that America will have recognised me before Jamaica does, and that, too has happened, but I am grateful to God for his wisdom and love for me," she continued.
Dunbar said that she was shocked when told of the conferring of the awards, but reasoned that it also felt great to be awarded with the honorary doctorate.
Dunbar, who is a minister of religion, marriage officer, marriage, family and sex counselling therapist, author, motivational speaker, and personal development coach, noted that the multiple roles give her an awareness for what is needed to help heal Jamaica's social woes.
"It begins with the family. It always starts with the family, and even though there are attempts to change the meaning of what constitutes a family, the answer is found in the Bible, and nothing can withstand the power of God. So I am not worried," she said.
'Single, Sexy, Satisfied and Waiting' to be launched this year
The next step in Reverend Dr Carla Dunbar's career is the expansion of her services, which is already under way. She is establishing two additional offices to serve clients in Montego Bay, St James and Mandeville, Manchester and surrounding parishes.
"We needed to make sure the work I am doing is also felt and is accessible to the people outside of Kingston and St Andrew. So it was ideal that expansion into those parishes took place," she noted.
"A school is also something that I am really serious about. I'm actually looking into that to see how and when to get started."
In addition, Dunbar is providing Skype counselling sessions to the Jamaican diaspora in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.
She also said that she is in the process of releasing a third book, entitled Single, Sexy, Satisfied and Waiting, for which a launch is expected by September 2018. This follows two previous books, Sexcription - The Prescription for Sex and her autobiography Change - The Journey.