Visiting Focus on the Family Again

Once upon a time there was a young pastor’s wife who desperately needed help. She felt isolated and hopeless. She was drowning under a load of ministry responsibilities, she had little ones to mother, she had a destructive fierceness that wrecked havoc in her relationships, and she had a husband who’d crawled into a cave and couldn’t be reached.

That young pastor’s wife was me. And one resource that I plugged into (almost daily) in those years was Focus on the Family. It dripped calming truths into my heart as I listened to the wisdom aired there. Back in the day, I never would’ve imagined that one day my husband and I would be guests on their program.

That’s the incredible redeeming nature of our God. He never ceases to amaze me.

Today, we’re sitting down again with the folks at Focus on the Family to share the story of this amazing God. We were there in 2014 to talk about the content in Fierce Women, but today we’ll be discussing the content in the companion volume for husbands: Men Who Love Fierce Women. The programs will be airing in March and I’ll post links here when that happens.

Today, will you pray for us? Ask God to direct our conversation and provide His word of hope for listeners. I’m praying for couples who are where we once were, for that young wife who may be ready to give up, for the husband who’s ready to walk out, for the isolated and lonely.

Will you pray?



  • Vicki

    Stopping to pray right now. I am very grateful for your testimony, as it has definitely impacted my life. Thank you for being obedient and sharing. God Bless you both!

  • Paula Price

    Focus on the Family is how I first heard of you guys. I’m excited to think of how God will use you and LeRoy again on this radio program. Praying for you throughout the day.

  • Sandra Diehl

    I am so thankful for Focus on the Family, That is where I first heard you. I cried the whole time you shared your story. I bonded with you in that moment . I heard your heart. Now I am so very thankful to say that thanks to you and LeRoy braving the trip your traveled north and minister to us. Love you so much,

  • Donita Stanage

    Praying for you and Leroy. I’m so excited about how God is using you to reach so many others.
    You have been such a blessing in our lives.

  • Kathy Gouveia

    I am so blessed to be part of your prayer warriors of fierce women. I too first heard your story on Focus on the Family and read your book. I so could relate to both you and the role my husband was in years ago. I came from a home of screaming and just thought is how things got done, I truly didn’t see the impact outside of myself. Not only did your book help me with my husband but my boys also. I am praying for both you and your husband to have the right words for the upcoming audience as well as the hearts of the women who will be listening to your program. God is amazing that He is allowing me to pray for them well before they know what you will share with them. May theor hearts be willing and open to hear your journey and begin their own to heal themselves, soften their hearts and protect their marriages. Blessings to you.