Ruth Schwenk is the founder of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet With Jesus. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time church ministry for over fifteen years.
Kristen is a Northwest native who grew up surrounded by family, books, alpine peaks and lots of green. She writes about living with intention as a wife and mother of four in the midst of a city that makes her heart beat just a little bit faster every time she walks outside at Hope With Feathers.
Kristen has a background in Early Childhood Education, spent years as a missionary in Asia and Europe, and now relishes in her role working with writers as the Editor of The Better Mom. You can also find her musing on Twitter at @KristenKill.
Kim Stewart is a virtual assistant who is passionate about helping bloggers and authors share their God-given messages. She’s most likely found behind the keyboard putting her gifts and strengths of Administration, Service and Strategic Thinking to use for His glory. Kim lives in Texas with her husband of 22 years and their two sons. She loves reading, indulging on coffee & caramel, and binge-watching on Netflix.
Kelly loves the Lord, her family, and sharing her passion for real food cooking and meal planning with others. She is a full-time homemaker who loves spending time with her awesome hubby and two sweet boys. Kelly's real food journey began four years ago when she was diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disorder. Since then, the Lord has blessed her with an amazing recovery - a testament to His grace and the health benefits of eating real food. Kelly shares her knowledge and love for whole food cooking at The Nourishing Home and on Facebook.
Christin is the wife of 17+ years to her high school sweetheart, Jonathan, and mother to seven children. She sees beauty in the simple things and appreciates a good cup of coffee. She is learning to live every day with joy, find gratitude in the mundane, and speak words of grace. You can find Christin writing through her days on her blog, encouraging wives and mothers and hanging out on Instagram.
Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author, Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker, and writer for Encouragement for Today an online devotional that reaches over 1 million women daily. She has authored ten books including KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All. Her newest book and DVD Bible, Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World, is full of ideas for scattering kindness to family, friends, strangers, and the "necessary people" who help you get life done each week. Karen has been married for over a quarter-century to her college sweetheart Todd and is the mom of three children ranging from teen to adult. You can connect with her at karenehman.com.
Chrystal Hurst is a writer, speaker, and worship leader in addition to serving as the chief executive operating officer in her home as a wife and mother of five. She is a self-proclaimed "geek" and bibliovore, who is actively seeking help for her addiction to Starbucks, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookies.
Chrystal is co-author of the recent release, Kingdom Woman. She also blogs regularly at Chrystal’s Chronicles where she poignantly reflects her thoughts about her faith and day-to-day experiences. Chrystal firmly believes God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans that I have for you…” and she desires to help others believe and apply that truth to their lives.
Kelley is a new mommy to a beautiful baby girl and wife to her loving rancher-husband of two years. She enjoys teaching 2nd grade at a homeschool coop in small town Hondo, Texas. Passionate about growing the minds and faith of these precious kiddos, she is now also excited about growing the mind and faith of her own little one. Her faith in God guides her approach in daily life, marriage, and now motherhood. She loves learning more about God and education and has learned to love all things cattle for her husband’s sake. She is always down for some dessert, loves hiking, and enjoys reading 19th century British literature. She will achieve her master’s degree in English next fall.
Sara is a wife to Nate and a mother of five (almost six) whose arms stretched wide across the expanse between the United States and Africa. After almost a decade of Christian life she was introduced to pain and perplexity and, ultimately, intimacy with Jesus. God met her and moved her when life stopped working for her. And out of the overflow of this perplexity, came her writing, both on her blog and in her book – Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet, released October 2014 via Zondervan.
former high school English teacher, Amber is a work-at-home mom of 4 little boys under the age of 10. She is the best-selling author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, say Something New. She and her husband Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith-friendly and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights.
Heather Pace grew up as a churchy “good girl” who didn’t get saved until a couple years into being a pastor’s wife (and she laughs about how ministry and pursuing holiness is much more successful as a real Christian).
Heather and her husband, Lucas, serve at Compass Bible Church in Aliso Viejo, California, where he’s been a pastor since 2005. Heather keeps busy partnering with Lucas in ministry, raising 4 daughters, attempting to maintain a peaceful home (amidst homeschooling), studying to teach women from God’s word, and most recently, writing on her blog, Truth4Women.com.
We (April & Abby) are sisters who love to cook for our families and gather around the table. We both live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area where we cook for fun while holding down various day jobs and driving our kids to all of their activities! Come visit us on Instagram @everyday.table or at www.everydaytable.org.
Kristin Funston is an author, Bible teacher, women's and marriage ministry leader as well as a girl mom to three and not-so-domestic wifey to one. Convinced "balance" is a myth, Kristin is passionate about encouraging and helping busy women engage with God, in order to live with proper perspective and peace in the mayhem of the everyday. Her first book, More for Mom: Living Your Whole & Holy Life, releases spring of 2019. Find out more about her at KristinFunston.com and connect with her on Instagram.
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published fifty books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. To connect with Tricia go to TriciaGoyer.com or Facebook.com/AuthorTriciaGoyer.
Dayna is wife to her middle school sweetheart, and living out life in the little years at home with her two children (ages 1 and 3), Dayna's heart is dedicated to being vulnerable about the messy, mundane and magical moments of motherhood + marriage. With artistry in the forefront of everything she lays her hands to as a professional photographer (www.daynamaephotography.com) and writer enthusiast, Dayna’s ultimate passion lies in leading moms back to their identity rooted in Christ, while encouraging them to pause in the moments that make them feel alive.
Daniele of Domestic Serenity is a homeschooling Mama of five kiddos and a voracious reader of books. Passionate about her faith, home and family, she blogs about the intentional lifestyle and writes for other online and print publications. Daniele thinks life is made more enjoyable with a cup of herbal tea in hand!
Jessica Smartt used to be a librarian and an English teacher, but now she works much harder just being a mom. You can find her blogging at “Smartter” Each Day where she pokes fun at the everyday challenges of motherhood, shares all her delicious allergy-free recipes, and rejoices that God loves her no matter what phobia she’s recently developed. She is blessed to the moon and back with two energetic little boys and a husband who actually never worries.
Kristi Clover is a Christian, homeschooling mom to five kids ranging from teens to tots and wife to her high school “crush.” Aside from her family (and chocolate), she’s passionate about encouraging women in their faith and inspiring them in their daily lives as moms, wives, and homeschoolers by offering “simple solutions for a more joy-filled life.”
Not surprisingly, you can usually find her at home trying to bring some order and fun into the mayhem of daily life. Kristi is a down-to-earth writer and an energetic speaker who loves to share about her adventures in marriage, motherhood, and homeschooling at KristiClover.com — and on her new podcast, the Simply Joyful Podcast!
Jeannie Cunnion is a Jesus lover and a grace clinger. She is the author of Mom Set Free and Parenting the Wholehearted Child, and her passion is encouraging women to live in the very real freedom for which Christ has set us free (a message her own heart needs to hear daily!). Jeannie has a Master’s degree in Social Work and she is a frequent speaker at women’s conferences and parenting events around the country. Jeannie and her husband, Mike, have four boys who range from toddler to teenager. Connect with Jeannie at JeannieCunnion.com.
Holly Mackle is the curator of the mom humor collaboration Same Here, Sisterfriend, Mostly True Tales of Misadventures in Motherhood , and author of the family Advent devotional Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room. She is the wife of a handsome, mama of two flower-sneaking bitties, and a fairly decent gardener and hopefully better humorist for joegardener.com. She spends most of her free time explaining to her two young girls why their hair will not do exactly what Queen Elsa’s does.
Kristen Lisemby Lee is a gifted writer, singer and speaker and the founder of Where Joy Is, a ministry that endeavors to equip and encourage Christian women to find joy in the Lord. Using her own story of heartache, trauma and loss, she writes with bold conviction and love. She holds a Bachelors of Biblical Studies degree and helps host the annual Weekend Getaway Conference for girls and women of all ages at Psalms Camp in Kingsland, Arkansas. She resides in central Arkansas with her three children.
Angie is a 40 something year old who is passionately pursuing a second calling where she speaks, writes, and coaches women on simplifying, nourishing, and rejuvenating their weary and exhausted soul, with biblical truth as the foundation.
Angie lives in Minn-snow-ta with her husband of fifteen years and her three beautiful children.
You can find Angie at angienippert.com, Instagram and Facebook at @angienippert.
Alicia is a firm believer in the power of prayer, a good cup of coffee, and raising her four little boys to become the next generation of strong, godly men. You can find her at Turquoise Grace, writing about practical tips, encouragement, and inspiration on all things raising boys, with a coffee mug in hand, a baby in her lap, and a pile of laundry at her feet. You can follow her and her brood of energetic boys on Instagram here.
Becky Kopitzke is the author of The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of Motherhood (Shiloh Run Press), and founder of The Cranky Mom Fix. As a writer, speaker, mentor, dreamer, believer, lunch packer and recovering perfectionist, Becky believes parenting is one of God’s greatest tools for building our faith, character, and strength—and it’s not always pretty. On her devotional blog, beckykopitzke.com, she offers weekly encouragement for fellow imperfect moms, pointing our weaknesses, blessings, and victories to God. Connect with Becky on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!
Kristin Demery is married to her best friend, Tim, and is a mom to three girls. Her background in journalism has led to many roles, from managing a social networking site for moms to working as an editorial assistant for an academic journal. She is the coauthor of several books, including three indie publications and her most recent publications, The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional and The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional. Kristin loves staying up way too late, spending sun-soaked days at Madeline Island with her family, sipping campfire mochas, thrifting, and gift giving. You can find Kristin at her website or by connecting on Instagram.
Elisa Pulliam is passionate about women experiencing a life transformed by God for the sake of impacting the next generation – a mission fueled by God’s redeeming work in her life and twenty-plus years in youth and women’s ministry. She’s the author of "Meet the New You: A 21 Day Plan for Embracing Fresh Attitudes and Focused Habits for Real Life Change," which is a book designed to help women embrace a fresh encounter with God, and "Impact Together: Biblical Mentoring Simplified." She is also founder of moretobe.com and tremendously enjoys working as a life coach and coach trainer. She considers her greatest roles as wife to Stephen and mom to four amazing children. Connect with Elisa at elisapulliam.com.
I am a Jesus follower, minister’s wife, and girl mom. I am a Mississippi girl who currently is living in New Orleans, LA while my husband serves in a local church and attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am a stay at home mom who loves photography, writing, reading, and homeschooling my little girls. I have been blessed to minister along side my husband and to see God at work in so many people’s lives. My desire is to live a life that is pleasing and glorifying to God all while sharing His love with those who cross my path.
As a trained actress and heartfelt Bible teacher, Wendy Speake ministers to women’s hearts through storytelling and Biblical life application. During her career in Hollywood, Wendy found herself longing to tell stories that edify and encourage families. Today she does just that, writing parenting books and speaking to women’s groups, always pointing her audiences to Jesus. Co-author of Triggers, Parenting Scripts, and Life Creative, and host of the 40 Day Sugar Fast. Wendy resides in Southern California with her husband and their 3 ruddy boys. She also ministers to women on a regular basis at Wendyspeake.com
Lynn Cowell is a Proverbs 31 speaker and the author of several books, written for women of all ages. Her newest book for young girls is Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You as well as the women’s Bible study Make Your Move: Finding Unshakeable Confidence Despite Your Fears and Failures. Lynn calls home North Carolina, where she and her husband, Greg and the occasional backyard deer are adjusting to life as empty nesters. Along with their three adult children, the Cowells love hiking, rafting and anything combining chocolate and peanut butter.
Jennifer is your typical American wife and mother living life, raising kids, and working, only she's doing it in Vienna, Austria - a new adventure after living in Ireland for 4 1/2 years. She has been married to the love of her life, Seth, for 13 years and is extremely blessed to be mom to two delightful girls, and one hilarious little boy. She has a deep interest in creative family worship, marriage enrichment, and pregnancy/birth education and support. Jennifer passionately loves the Lord, her family, music, dance, writing and chocolate. She writes at This Gal's Journey.
Lauren Beccue is an expert mistake maker, learning to live well. She loves to study scripture and figure out how to apply it to everyday life, and shares what she learns at LaurenBeccue.com. She is the author of UNExpecting, a wife, and mom of three - a toddler, a tween and one in the middle. Connect with her on Instagram @Lauren_Beccue and on Facebook.
Courtney blogs at WomenLivingWell.org on the topics of faith, marriage, parenting, and homemaking. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for nearly 17 years. She homeschools her son and daughter and is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute.
Courtney is also the author of the newly released book Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home.
You can follow Courtney’s ministry on Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube and Instagram under the Profile: Women Living Well.
Nikki is a wife to Adam and a mother of two boys, Casey (13) and Carter (10). A native to Northwest Ohio, she and her family recently uprooted and moved to Ann Arbor, MI to help plant a new church (Refuge Church) that will be launching in the Spring of 2017. After leaving a lifelong career 5 years ago, Nikki began working from home and homeschooling her two boys. When not carpooling the boys to martial arts classes, soccer games, and swim meets, she can be found learning more about Young Living Essential Oils and teaching others about the lifelong benefits associated with them.
Hi there, I’m Stephanie Roberts. I’m a Christ follower, wife of more than five years to an incredible man, and boy mama to two full-of-life little guys. Our family’s life mission is to care for the fatherless and to make disciples while doing it. After a period of doing that in Guatemala, God has unexpectedly called us home to do that in our home state of Kentucky. We are the founders of a local ministry called, Be the Village, that equips foster and adoptive families to be a refuge to the children in their care. With plans to soon foster and adopt ourselves, we are living by the quote, “When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.” You can follow our little tribe at Raising the Roberts Tribe.
Carlie Kercheval is a happily married stay-at-home homeschooling mom. She and her college sweetheart have been blessed with 3 precious children to raise while traveling the world as a military family. Carlie is the founder of Managing Your Blessings and Today's Frugal Mom™. She is also the co-author of the Learning to Speak Life™ family Bible studies. When she is not busy enjoying her family and the great outdoors, you can typically find her cozied up somewhere under a blanket with a good book.
Heidi is passionate about caring for others: family and friends, women and children. Also, learning to seek God’s will whole-heartedly for her life: less Heidi, more Jesus equals abundant life!! While being a work-at-home Mom for eleven years, she began playing around with a camera which eventually led to a photography business and blog: www.jonesphotography.net. She is blessed with a loving husband of fourteen years and three precious children. Her favorite thing to do when she finds a quiet moment is to curl up with a cup of black coffee and a good book while nibbling on a piece of dark chocolate!!