Have you ever wondered...

  • Why me?
  • Why does my life feel like it’s spiraling out of control?
  • Am I being myself or putting a mask on for others?
  • What is the reason behind my hurt, my pain, or this dark season I find myself in?
  • What is my purpose in life?
  • Am I the only one experiencing __________ (fill in the blank)?

You are not alone!

Hi! I’m Stacey Szczepanski

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At the age of 22 I realized the mask that I had been wearing all of my life was too much to hold-I broke. I began my journey in slowly chipping away the mask that kept me feeling safe, but it wasn’t until I was engulfed in a web of lies, abuse, and manipulation from someone I had met on an online dating site when my mask completely shattered, leaving me feeling vulnerable and exposed.

Throughout the years of darkness, there always seemed to be a small crack of light always in the distance. That light was the One who was there through it all; the One who never left my side- God! *John 8:12*

My mission now is to continue to spread God’s light and love for others to see and to remind each one of you that you are not alone in your dark times, struggles, and hardships. There is a beautiful life on the other side of trauma! I want you to know that I am here to encourage and support you as you unlock parts of yourself that might be holding you back! Are you ready to unlock the person God has created you to be? If so, Welcome! And if not yet, I will be here when you are!

Connect with me!

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Email: StaceySzczepanski2023@gmail.com

As humans we desire connection.

Feel free to reach out to say hi, ask a question, or tell me more about yourself!

I would love to meet you and even be considered to speak at an upcoming event!

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Unlocking Love is a book...

  • Full of authentic, raw moments, which includes some of Stacey’s journal entries as she processed through hurt, heartache, and betrayal in her road to healing.

  • About life on the other side of trauma and manipulation and how God heals it all and desires a relationship with you.

  • About how vulnerability, joy, healing, grace, and unconditional love can prevail despite heartache, moments of uncertainty, and trials life throws at you.

  • That challenges you to reflect and unlock yourself to be set free from whatever is holding you back with Pause and Reflect questions at the end of each chapter.

What Others Are Saying

Unlocking Love is more than a book; it’s a journey into the life of a brave woman willing to share her experiences with the world. Authenticity breeds connection, and I love how I was able to see and feel the emotions of Stacey through her words. This is a life journey put on paper, and I encourage anyone to read this, but especially young women who want to grow and learn how to experience true love, God’s love. Thank you, Stacey, for this masterpiece!

—Devon Daniel, Executive Pastor and author of

The Purposeful Parent: Your Calling Beyond Parenthood

Through her examples of forgiveness, bravery, and faith, Stacey shows us that all of us are worthy of God’s unwavering love. This book is thoughtful, engaging, and reflective, giving the reader a sense that they are not alone.”

—Melissa Benoit, high school teacher, fellow single woman, and friend

…feels like sitting down to hear a shocking story from a best friend.”

—Sara Gonzalez, host of Space & Purpose podcast

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More About Stacey

I grew up wanting to be a teacher. Little did I know God had other plans to not only accomplish this dream but to extend it by also creating me to be an author!

I am..

  • A daughter of Christ.
  • Broken, redeemed, restored, and loved.
  • A believer in love and healthy relationships.
  • A previous classroom teacher of 14 years turned Early Literacy Coach.
  • An adventure seeker.
  • A world traveler.
  • A God-wink enthusiast.
  • An ambivert.
  • A believer in meeting people for a reason.
  • Single and one to live life to the fullest.
  • And so much more!