About Courtnaye2018-01-16T18:22:20-06:00


Courtnaye Richard is a Christian blogger, author, and women's conference speaker and has been saved for over 20 years. She has also actively served in ministry and the local church for nearly 15 years. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and now resides in the Texas Hill Country (outside of Austin, Texas). Courtnaye is also a trained and licensed minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Courtnaye is joyfully married and a mother of three beautiful, active children (19, 13, & 11 years of age).

She is the founder of Inside Out with Courtnaye - a ministry designed for helping women grow stronger in their walk with the Lord from a biblical and practical perspective. She is passionate about helping women grow stronger in their faith, walk out their Christian life according to the Word of God, live out their purpose, while also preparing them to be ready in every way for the swift return of Jesus Christ. She's all about real life, real talk, and real faith! She does this through blogging, devotionals, videos, audio messages, social media, her LIVE monthly video on Facebook every 1st Tuesday of each month entitled, "Let's Talk," speaking engagements, books, and more!

Courtnaye's Profession of Faith...

"I believe that God is three in One, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I believe in the deity of Jesus Christ and that He is God's only begotten Son who came in the flesh (1 John 4:2, "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God), died for us, rose again, to bring us into right relationship with God the Father and to give us eternal life through faith and confession in Him as described in John 1:1 & 14 and Romans 10:9-10 which says, 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God...And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth...If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.'"

Courtnaye is a firm believer of the Holy Bible, and believes that it is the authoritative and inspired Word of God as found in 2 Timothy 3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness."

For more information, questions, advice, prayer, or booking Courtnaye for your next speaking engagement, please leave a comment below or send your request or inquiry directly to insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com. Thank you and God bless!


  1. Katy August 24, 2012 at 12:02 am - Reply

    Hi I stumbled upon your blog and was wondering do you have a way I could contact you with some personal questions? Thanks in advance

  2. Inside Out with Courtnaye September 1, 2012 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Yes, Katy. I emailed you with my info.

  3. Liesa November 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I have few too. I would love to chat with you…

  4. Esther July 5, 2013 at 7:25 am - Reply

    Dear Courtnaye!

    Your articles are marvelous. It delights me that you point to personal relationship with God and personal holiness. Keep on pursuing Jesus!

    Are you interested in a personal contact?
    God bless you,

  5. Esther July 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Dear Courtnaye!
    Do you have an email to mail to? I am not on Facebook.

    • Inside Out with Courtnaye July 8, 2013 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Esther. Yes, if you fill out the form on my “About” page, we chat via email. Talk to you soon. God bless!

  6. R. Long July 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Hey my wife and i written a book that i know you would be interested in for women. I want to send you a free copy.. Our blog is

    Ps i teach the same thing about zumba! Lol

    • Inside Out with Courtnaye July 15, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Awesome! I appreciate that we’re on the same page with that issue. Amen! Also, I would love to check out you and your wife’s book. Maybe I can recommend it to my readers to order. Can you send me an e-book or downloadable version? Please let me know. I’ll check out your blog too! I’m actually learning more on the whole waiting/dating/courting thing. Talk to you soon! God bless you and thanks for reading my posts.

  7. Ada Anudu June 12, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I read your article on I believe. Com and got to know about your website. Wow, so inspiring. God bless you sis. Keep up the awesome work.

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com September 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Praise God! Thanks so much and will do in His strength and with His grace! God bless you too!

  8. Joslyn September 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Hey Courtnaye! I stumbled across your YouTube page and I was lead here! This is an amazing ministry and the logo is too cute. 🙂 I wanted to suggest that you make a blog recommending resources, especially ones for the young adult/college age women. That may include other Youtube channels, blogs, books or anything in addition to bible study that’s helped you stay on fire for the Lord. Be blessed!

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com September 17, 2014 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Thanks Joslyn!

      All glory to God that my ministry is ministering to you! And actually, it’s confirming in regards to your suggestion, because it’s something that God gave me last week to do. So it’s coming sis! Be on the lookout for it! I love it when God does things like this! God bless you too sis!

  9. Serease December 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I just wanted to said thank you. I remember feeling down and I felt like just give it up because of all the thing I have done people only look at my past never say well I see you have change or I see now that you want to get to know God.then some how you pop up on my Fb page at first I pass by your writing then something down in me told me to go back and just read it. So I said ok and the words that you write just a God Blessing because you reach me when I was feeling down now every day am reading your words and the the bible and I have a notebook I write in everyday.again thank you for being there at the right time though God.

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com December 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Praise God sis! I’m soooo glad that you doubled back to read my post! And thanks so much for your support in reading more posts! God knew exactly where you were at the time when you read that one! And that’s what I call, “Love from the Father.” Once again, I’m so glad that it encouraged you and helped you to see a little more clearer what GOD is saying to you and about you vs. man. He sees your change, and in the long run…people will too. Hold on sis. God’s got you!

  10. Debbie May 19, 2015 at 8:56 am - Reply


    What a wonderful surprise (and blessing!) to happen upon your article at iBelieve,com and the link to your blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your articles. I am just venturing into the blogging world (about 8 months of feeling my way around) and am definitely a novice at Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Thank you for the example you are – for Christians, for women, for Bloggers! Any suggestions for the latter? You can visit me at http://dhralive.com/. I am working on two new blogs that will, I pray, launch soon!

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com May 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for writing in and for reading my blog posts! I thank God that He allowed you to stumble upon them and thanks for the encouragement. Blogging is fun and great to reach God’s daughters and aspiring ones! I visited your site (blog) and I pray that God will continue to use you for His glory as you grow in the land of blogging for advancing His Kingdom. If you have any specific questions about blogging, email me at insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com and I can share with you a few extra tips! Talk to you soon!

  11. Stephanie Lindsey June 1, 2015 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Hi Courtnaye, I have enjoyed reading your weekly Monday blogs. They have been an inspiration to me and I have shared them with family members as well. I would love to talk with you personally. Let me know the best way I can have a one on one with you soon.

    Sister in Christ,
    Evangelist Stephanie Lindsey

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com June 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Stephanie. Thanks for reaching out sis! And I give God all the glory that my Monday blog posts have been ministering to you and been an inspiration! I certainly can’t do this without Him. 🙂 I will email you. Talk to you soon! God bless and thanks again!

  12. joyce ward August 11, 2015 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Hi Courtnaye.I’m so glad I found your site.The devotions I get in email are right on,just for me.It amazes me when I read them,thinking this is exactly the encouragement and help I need for this season.What a blessing you are !! I appreciate you so very much !! I pray God richly blesses you.

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com August 12, 2015 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Joyce! To God be the glory! He knows! I’m so glad that the Lord led you here and that my posts have been a blessing to your life. May you continue to be encouraged sis! Thanks for taking the time to write in! ~Courtnaye

  13. Debby Thompson August 24, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Greetings Courtnaye, I have been receiving your Blogs weekly from a Brother in Christ. Last week, I did not receive your Blog and therefore, sent him the reminder alert 🙂 Of course I then realized that if I enjoyed your dissemination of HIS Words, I needed to sign up myself. So that I did! I too send some of your Blogs to my friends. Thank you for this ministry…thank you for allowing our Lord to inhibit your mind, your being to be full and running over with these weekly Blogs. I read your Blog, with prayerful expectations that there will be something specifically for me. Something that will bring HIM more Glory. There is always something for me! And if there is something for me, I have to share it with someone else. I wish you and your family more of HIS Blessings, that truly abound.

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com September 4, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

      Wow! First of all I would like to give God all of the glory! And secondly, I would like to thank you for your kind words, signing up for my blog, and for sharing it with other women that you know! Amen! I am so grateful and I pray that they will continue to bless you and minister to you. This is quite encouraging to see that it is helping you! May God continue to enlighten you and mold you into the woman that He has called you to be! God bless you too sis! ~Courtnaye

  14. Charmaine Riley December 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed reading your post on Ibelieve.com about starting new relationships for 2016. You focus on many areas for single and married women. My pastor says that a Christian cannot be an island. In other words, we must develop good relationships with others and strive for the best in life. I have been a Christian for many years and meet wonderful Christian women. Other women encourage me to be a better a Christian.

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com December 31, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      So grateful to God that my post from ibelieve.com ministered to you sis! May God continue to bless you with great relationships in 2016! Happy New Year to you! ~Courtnaye

  15. Sharlene Mullings January 2, 2016 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    HI Courtnaye,

    I just stumble over your webpage not by accident it was a reason. Is there a well I would be able to contact you with some personal questions? I just read God is preparing you! Is minister to my soul. I really have a few questions that I would love to you ask you on a personal note.

  16. Sharlene Mullings January 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    OMG! You are so awesome I thank God for you!

  17. Kristal June 4, 2016 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Hello Courtnaye! I am so grateful to God for your blog!! Finding a blog that stands firmly on the Word is RARE! Most importantly to share the truth in LOVE. I appreciate and I am grateful to God for your obedience! I am inspired and motivated to live in total obedience to the Father! I am also a new blogger and if you don’t mind could you share some tips on how you remain motivated and what has helped you remain consistent with your blog? God bless and please keep doing what God tells you to do it is impacting a generation!

    • insideoutwithcourtnaye@gmail.com July 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Wow! Praise the Lord! Your comment was quite encouraging sis! I am so grateful to God that my blog has ministered to you! I will be in touch with you about the tips on blogging as well, so be on the lookout for those! God bless you too and will do!!!


  18. Anonymous January 24, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for all of your inspiring messages. I enjoy reading each and everyone of them. What an encouragement you are!!
    All for His glory!
    Your Sis,
    S. Roy

  19. Kizmat Tention April 3, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Hi Courtnaye!
    I stumbled across one of your blog posts while researching how to manage the seasons of God. I followed the rabbit trail from the blog site, to your Facebook page, and then to your blog. I recently published a book, broken little pieces – Invisible, and now I’m learning how to navigate through all of the seasons in life. I will definitely check out your book on Amazon and please check out my book as well. It’s free on kindle unlimited. As a new author, I’m
    learning how important it is to stay grounded in him and his word so that you don’t lose yourself and get caught up in all of the hype and ups and downs of this industry. So finding your page was right on time!!!

  20. Yvette Johnson December 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Hello Courtney,
    I came across your web site back on December 12 and you sent me the 5 simple steps to grow your influence and income. After watching it, you have inspired me to overcome my fears and do what God has being calling me to. I started writing my own daily devotions about 2 months ago with 20 people and now I am up to 52 people I send it to every morning. I have met a lot of people and they are asking me when am I going to do more including doing a seminar.

    Thank to you I have signed up to do a you tube channel and in the process of getting my devotions copyrights.

    Thanks again for the encouragement and sharing the word.

  21. dawn February 13, 2019 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I cant begin to thank God enough for directing me to your page,blog,ministry.I don’t believe that I stumbled upon it;I believe my steps were ordered.I have enjoyed everything that I have read on your blogs.How you address us as sis,makes you feel like you belong.I have two sister who haven’t given their lives to God YET,so I cant go to them on spiritual matters.But now I feel like I have a connection.My heart rejoices and I thank GOD for you,your spirit and heart. Have a Blessed Day

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