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Jeff Anderson

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Jeff Anderson speaks and writes about walking with God and leading your family into deeply rooted faith. He’s the author of two books, Plastic Donuts and Divine Applause (Multnomah/Random House). Reach him at his website, www.JeffAndersonAuthor.com, and on social media: Twitter and Facebook. 
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Blake Atwood

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Blake Atwood is a new dad and less-new author, editor, and ghostwriter. He and his wife live in Dallas with their baby boy and Boston Terrier. Visit BlakeAtwood.com to read more or connect on Twitter @batwood.
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Marisa Boonstra

Marisa is a homeschooling mom of two, women’s Bible study leader, and founder of calledtomothering.com. She writes to encourage women to find purpose and joy in their God-given calling as mothers, helping them raise children with a biblical worldview. She relies on Jesus and coffee to get her through the day, and loves marveling at…
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Kurt Bubna

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Kurt Bubna has been in pastoral ministry since 1976 and now serves as the Senior Pastor of Eastpoint Church, a vibrant, growing, and community-focused congregation in Spokane Valley, Washington. Kurt’s ministry experience includes being a marriage and family pastor, teaching pastor, church planter, and senior pastor for many years. He is a regular contributor to Rick Warren’s Pastors.com, Life…
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Annie Carlson

Annie is a farmer, professional cook, wife, and mother to three homeschooled and free-range kids (ages 7, 6, and 5). She writes here about her passions of farm, food, and table. Grace for ourselves and others, laughter, love, and personal development are all topics Annie also loves to speak and write about. She lives 50…
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Leslie Carlton

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Leslie Carlton is a wife and mother who works as a co-director of the children’s music and arts program, and serves as the Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries at her church, First United Methodist in Frisco, TX. She blogs regularly at Breaking for Good. 
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Rebecca Carrell

Rebecca Carrell is the Morning Show co-host at KCBI, a Christian radio station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Before joining KCBI on a part-time basis in 2011, Rebecca spent thirteen years working and hosting at country music radio stations. She also authors a popular blog called loveserveshine.com and enjoys speaking to women’s groups and retreats.…
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Sally and Nathan Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is the beloved author of numerous books, including Own Your Life, The Mission of Motherhood, Desperate (with Sarah Mae), and The Lifegiving Home (with Sarah Clarkson). As a mother of four, she has inspired thousands of mothers through Whole Heart Ministries, which she founded with her husband, Clay, in 1998. Since then, she has advocated relentlessly for the power of…
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Shivonne Costa

A counselor with an MSW from the University of Pittsburgh and the worship leader at First Baptist Church of Ellwood City, Shivonne Costa is the author of the soon-to-be-released book The Children Who Raised Me, and she is the founder and writer of MommyhoodSFS.com, a website shedding humor, truth, and hope on the parenting journey…
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Rachel Cruze

As a #1 New York Times best-selling author and seasoned communicator, Rachel Cruze helps Americans learn the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. She’s authored two best-selling books: Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Smart Money Smart Kids, which she co-wrote with her father, Dave Ramsey. You can follow Rachel on…
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Amber Dobecka

Amber is an Orangetheory Fitness Coach and ZYNstructor at ZYN22 from Dallas, Texas. She started her own fitness and nutrition coaching team called Amber Michelle Fit, LLC in 2013 and coaches a variety of people from the new mom to the current “Ms. Texas.” Amber’s had a passion for all things fitness since she was…
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Mary DeMuth

Mary is the author of thirty books, including her latest: The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels. She has spoken around the world about God’s ability to uncage a life, bringing needed freedom to her audiences. She’s been on the 700 Club, spoken in Munich, Cape Town, and Monte Carlo, and planted a church with her family in southern France. Her best work? Being a mom to three amazing young adults and the wife of nearly 25 years to Patrick. She makes her home in Dallas alongside her husband, two dueling cats, and a dog who smells like fish. Find out more at marydemuth.com.
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Craig Denison

Craig Denison, Director of Brand Strategy and Spiritual Formation at Denison Forum for Truth and Culture, oversees development of the various brands within the ministry. He is the author of First15, blogs regularly at craigandracheldenison.com, speaks, and leads worship with his wife Rachel as they seek to be a catalyst for spiritual awakening. He and…
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Janet Denison

Janet Croswhite Denison grew up in California and moved to Texas during her college years. She is a graduate of Houston Baptist University where she majored in Elementary Education and English. Janet met her husband, Jim, at HBU and they married in 1980. They have two sons, Ryan and Craig. Ryan married Candice Williams in…
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Jim Denison

Dr. Jim Denison is the co-founder and CEO of Denison Forum on Truth and Culture. He also serves as Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health. He spent over twenty years as lead pastor for several churches in Texas and Georgia and is married to Christianparenting.org founder Janet Denison. They have two grown…
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Rachel Denison

Rachel Denison and her husband, Craig, live in Dallas, Texas with their son Wesley Noah. She currently serves as the Content Manager at First 15. Rachel is passionate about Jesus receiving all he is due—glory, honor and worship from the hearts of his people. Through the avenues of worship, teaching, and writing, Rachel hopes to release freedom,…
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Ryan Denison

Ryan Denison has written for Denison Forum on Truth and Culture since August, 2010. He is currently working on a PhD in Church History at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute and regularly contributes content to the Forum in addition to assisting Dr. Denison with his research. He and his wife have a young daughter and three pets…
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Kara Durbin

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Kara Durbin is the author of Parenting with Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments and has enjoyed continually serving in various roles of children’s ministries for over 20 years. She has a degree in elementary education from Texas A&M University and homeschools her children part-time through a University Model School. Kara, her husband, their daughter…
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Sandra Glahn

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A regular blogger for bible.org, Sandra Glahn holds a PhD in Aesthetic Studies from UTD, and she teaches in the Media Arts and Worship department at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is the author of more than twenty books, including the Coffee Cup Bible Study series. You can find her free writing resources at www.aspire2.com. 
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Laura Goetsch

Laura Goetsch blogs at Thinking About Such Things, hunting down wisdom and humor with equal ferocity. She is a thinker, laugher, and networker who loves clotheslines, public schools, and the Midwest.
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Rebecca Greebon

Rebecca has been married to her college sweetheart, Gregg, for 15 years and together they have three rambunctious children: Luke, Drew, and Emry. With a family that is “out-going, active and full of spice,” Rebecca’s everyday world consists of kids and chaos, which sometimes (ok, many times) overwhelms her, but she “wouldn’t trade it for…
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Jenna Hallock

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Jenna started doing Family Time activities shortly after her daughter was born 14 years ago. Since then, she and her husband Mark have integrated home discipleship into their regular schedule with both their children (Zoe, age 14 and Elijah, age 11). Mark and Jenna have been married for 17 years and live in Littleton, CO.…
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Jim and Lynne Jackson

Jim and Lynne Jackson live in Minnesota and are parents to three grown children. Founders of Connected Families and co-authors of How to Grow a Connected Family and Discipline that Connects with Your Child’s Heart, they have over fifty years combined professional experience working with children, teens, and families.
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Trace Kennedy

Trace Kennedy is a fitness trainer, wife, and mother to two mostly pleasant, well-adjusted teenagers.  She is deeply passionate about encouraging others, prayer, healthy living, and gardening, and enjoys journaling about life with kids and her relationship with Jesus Christ.  Rooted in a firm belief that God has deeply connected the mind, body, and soul,…
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Karol Ladd

Karol Ladd is known as “the Positive Lady.” Her heart’s desire is to inspire women with a message of lasting hope and Biblical truth. Karol is open, honest and real in both her speaking and her writing. Formerly a teacher, Karol is the best-selling author of over 35 books including The Power of a Positive…
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George Lynch

In 2009, George Lynch learned of the horrors of sex trafficking. As the son of a mother, brother of sisters, husband of his wife and father of their daughter, he was stunned by what was happening to vulnerable young women and men around the world. That led to his pioneering work in the travel industry…
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Christy Mactavish

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Working in education for over a decade, Christy Mactavish loved inspiring and teaching her students to read and write. When God called her to be a stay-at-home mom, she quickly realized she was the one with a lot to learn! Cross Moms is where you can find this continually humbled mom of three boys, who is married…
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Mandy Majors

Mandy Majors grew up in a small Indiana town and graduated from Indiana University with a BA in political science and criminal justice. Mandy is the author of the newly-released book, TALK: A Practical Approach to Cyberparenting and Open Communication. She is the founder and executive director of nextTalk, a nonprofit organization passionate about helping…
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Sarah Beth Marr

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Sarah Beth Marr is an author, wife, mother, speaker, and professional ballerina. Sarah brings encouragement and inspiration to moms across Texas as a speaker for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) groups. She encourages a growing number of women young to old through her blog, www.instepwithoursavior.com. Sarah’s passion is to spur women on in their walk with…
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Jamie C. Martin

Jamie C. Martin lives a global life at home every day with four countries (England, India, Liberia, and the US) represented under her roof. Mother of one biological son and two internationally adopted children, she love sipping cups of tea with her British husband. Jamie has blogged since 2010 at Simple Homeschool, where she writes…
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Kelley Mathews

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Kelley Mathews (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary) is a mother of four school-aged children and wife of a public school district administrator. She has written and edited for the Christian market for 20 years. A lifelong fiction lover, her current sideline work as book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly proves to her mother that yes, she can…
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Melinda Mattson

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I’m Melinda: wife to a catch of a man and grateful mom to two darling girls. I believe in hard laughter, spicy chai, hot carbs, ice-cold martinis, life-long friends, and disco dancing. Seriously, that music just makes me so happy. I’m also crazy about kindness and Jesus. I am so glad they’re meant to come as a package…
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Meg Meeker, M.D.

Meg Meeker, M.D., has spent over thirty years practicing pediatric and adolescent medicine and counseling teens and parents. Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the Advisory Board of the Medical Institute. A popular speaker and bestselling author, she works with the NFL Fatherhood Initiative and is a co-host of…
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Sharon Hodde Miller

Sharon Hodde Miller is a writer, speaker, pastor’s wife and mom of two boys. In addition to earning her M.Div. and PhD, Sharon is a regular contributor to Her.meneutics, and has written for Relevant, (in)courage, Propel, Gifted for Leadership, Today’s Christian Woman, and the recently released NIV Bible for Women. You can read more of…
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Josh Myers, PhD, LPC-S

Dr. Josh Myers surrendered his life to full time Christian service in 2000. Since that point the Lord has impressed on his heart a passion not only for people, but more specifically for the stories which they tell. It is that passion that directed Josh towards Christian counseling. Dr. Myers has a passion for seeing…
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Ginger Newingham

In her home, Ginger is in charge of wiping noses, wiping bottoms, wiping mouths, and wiping off the table (with different rags, of course!). She’s the mother of three boys, two of whom are internationally adopted, special-needs children. When not wiping things down, you can find Ginger blogging at Our Moments Defined. She advocates for adoption and…
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Stacey Philpot

Stacey is a writer, goofball, and avid reader who desires to honor the godly heritage of previous generations by passing down a brightly burning torch of faith. She has ministered for over fifteen years to youth groups and women in her church community in order to equip them to go deeper. You can find her…
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Loyce Pickett

Loyce is married to her high school sweetheart, Chris, and is a mother of two spirited girls, Aisley (4) and Harper (6 months). She is a full-time play-at-home mom who aims to find God’s beauty in the mundane, mess, and mayhem of parenting.
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BJ Rathbun

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BJ is a Midwestern girl at heart who married a Missouri farm boy (all grown up, of course), in 2013. Having worked in higher education and the nonprofit sector since 2004, she now works at Dallas Seminary and the Dallas Zoo. With no kiddos of her own, she enjoys pouring into the kids around her.…
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David Ray

David Ray is a worship leader, artist and songwriter from Houston, Texas. He and his wife Jess are the creators of the Doorpost Songs Family Worship Series. Their mission is to reconnect worship and discipleship both at church and at home. The most recent album in the Doorpost Songs series, Unto Us, is designed to be…
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Jill Richardson

Jill is a writer, speaker, pastor, and mom of three. She likes to travel, grow flowers, cause trouble, and research her next project. She believes in Jesus, grace, restoration, kindness, justice, and dark chocolate. Her passion is partnering with the next generation of faith. She blogs at http://jillmrichardson.com/. 
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Carrie Rogers

I’m a writer, wife and mom of three living in McKinney, Texas. I love to inspire women towards more of Jesus. I’m passionate about teaching women how to understand and apply biblical truth in simple, practical ways. Whether you are a long-time believer or just beginning your walk of faith, welcome! From the studies I…
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Gary Sinclair

Gary recently began his own consulting, writing, teaching and pastoral services ministry called Gary Sinclair Connect. He also serves with Marketplace Chaplains who provide pastoral care in companies throughout America and several foreign countries. During the past 26 years he has served three churches as senior pastor, associate and worship leader. He recently authored Turn…
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Skitzy Chicks

Carrie Varnell and Melinda Whitten are the Skitzy Chicks. They met and became fast friends nine years ago while pregnant with their last children. They enjoy arguing over who endured the more difficult pregnancy (it was Melinda, of course!) and quickly began writing and performing the comedy that is their lives. God continues to bless…
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Erin Schreyer

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Erin Schreyer is a wife, mother of two, friend to many, and daughter of the one, true King. Professionally, Erin is a certified leadership/life coach, blogger, speaker and podcaster. She’s been fortunate to train with some of the world’s best experts in the areas of leadership, strengths, coaching, and purpose, including John Maxwell and Marcus…
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Seana Scott

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Seana Scott is a work-in-the-home mom to three kids six and under. She enjoys reading with her kids, sipping a cup of coffee with a girlfriend, or enjoying the outdoors. She studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and writes and speaks to encourage moms at SeanaScott.org.
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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith is a small town girl who married a small town man 17 years ago. She has three energetic blessings. Kelly believes we are created for community and loves to find ways to connect with other women who are walking in the shadow of the cross. She blogs at mrsdisciple.com. Her favorite indulgences are coffee, reading,…
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Dr. Barbara Sorrels

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Dr. Barbara Sorrels is Executive Director of The Institute for Childhood Education. Her experience as a parent, caregiver, university professor, consultant, and children’s pastor brings a unique quality to her work, speaking, and writing. She’s the author of Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma. Find her at http://www.drbarbarasorrels.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook.
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Sparkhouse Family

Sparkhouse Family believes that faith formation happens in the big moments of life . . . and the small ones. Bedtime, story time, play time, bath time, any time can be a chance to spark a child’s spiritual wonder and curiosity. That’s why they’re committed to telling stories that help parents instill an open–hearted, transformational,…
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Stephanie Spitaletto

Stephanie works part time as speech pathologist and homeschools her kids part time through a University Model School. She and her husband, Tommy, lead sophomores in Bible study on Sunday morning.  They have four teenagers of their own.
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Melissa Spoelstra

Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and passionate about helping women of all ages to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study. She has a deep, abiding passion for studying God’s word and teaching others to do the same. Spoelstra…
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Kristen Stone

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Kristen managed to snare the handsomest/funniest/greatest guy at the seminary they both attended. They married and soon afterward, moved to the Chicagoland area as church-planters, where Kristen works leading the Family Ministry department. Kristen spends her time chasing her two awesome kids around while trying to get great shots for her blog. Kristen loves chocolate…
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Julia Taylor

Julia Taylor is the mother of four children, ranging in age from teenager to preschooler. She is the wife of a worship pastor and works full-time in radio.  She likes to stomp on the metal shields on city sidewalks because of the noise it makes. As a mother, she believes every good deed goes unnoticed,…
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Phillip Taylor

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Phillip Taylor has more than fifteen years of local church ministry experience, with a focus on teenagers and their families. Having also served in the mental health field and in the public schools as a teacher and coach, he has seen firsthand how today’s cultural pressures and expectations are negatively affecting family closeness and relational…
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Lysa Terkeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is a New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. Connect with her on social media @LysaTerKeurst or on her blog at www.LysaTerKeurst.com.  
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Gary L. Thomas

The author of several books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Parenting, Sacred Pathways and the Gold Medallion award winning Authentic Faith, he is a Writer in Residence at Second Baptist church, Houston, and an ad junct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.
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Katie Tramonte

Katie May Tramonte is an introvert, blogger, follower of Jesus, and lover of free swag.  She is wife to Val and mama to Elijah, Solomon, and Silas.  Katie has a heart to see the gospel made evident through how we live our everyday lives.  You can read more of Katie’s writing in her book, Gospel-Centered…
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Carrie Varnell

Carrie Varnell is a wife and mom living in Plano, TX. She has two kids, Rachel and Graham, two dogs—Rosie and Maximus—and one husband, Randy. Besides being a wife and mom, she works for SkitGuys.com as Script Manager. She loves her job(s).  She also makes up one half of the Skitzy Chicks. Carrie, along with…
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Chip Waggoner

Chip is an Emmy Award-winning reporter, serving at Fox News in Dallas for almost twenty years: the first twelve years as an airborne reporter and now anchoring the top-rated morning show at the number one station in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. He and his wife, Wendy, have been married nineteen years and have two children. Benjamin…
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Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and went to East Carolina University where he majored in Illustration and Graphic Design. After receiving a Master’s in Theology of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Southwestern Theological Seminary, he served on staff at several large churches in the Dallas area, where he now pastors Park…
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Lori Wildenberg

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Lori is passionate about coming alongside parents to encourage, support, and empower them to be the parents they want to be and to be the parents their children need. Lori meets moms and dads where they are with her warmth, transparency, humor, and straight-forward faith-filled approach. She is a licensed parent-family educator, co-founder of  1Corinthians13Parenting.com ministry, national speaker, and co-author of three…
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Beth Webb

Beth is a Jesus follower who has learned that following Jesus means loving others and pursuing them with the same love and grace Jesus has poured out all over her life! She’s the mother of three girls and a boy; and she is making room for more as they are preparing to adopt siblings from Burundi.…
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Rebecca Wilke

Rebecca Lynn Wilke, Ed.D. has been a teacher, professor, and educational consultant for over three decades, but she believes her marriage to her husband, Steve, and their family are her greatest accomplishments. She has also authored numerous books on education, leadership, and spiritual development. Dr. Wilke is a co-founder of LEADon, Inc. and Sonkist Ministries.
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Kay Wyma

Kay Wills Wyma is a mother of five children, three of which fall into the tween/teen category. She writes primarily to fellow parents walking the challenging yet rewarding road of parenting adolescents and teens. Her first book, Cleaning House: A Mom’s 12-Month Experiment to Rid Her House of Youth Entitlement, grew out of her blogging…
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Cynthia Yanof

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Cynthia lives in Dallas with her husband and three kids, working as the Brand Manager of Christian Parenting. She loves Jesus, her family, inviting people into their home, spending time with her girlfriends, and serving the Lord. She was an attorney for many years, but left to focus on her role as “Mom’s Uber” to…
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Mike Yanof

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Mike Yanof is a lawyer, coach, and Bible teacher. He practices law in Dallas at Thompson Coe Cousins & Irons, L.L.P. He has taught young married couples at Park Cities Baptist Church for many years. On any given night or weekend, he’s probably on a field coaching softball or baseball. He and his wife, Cynthia,…
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