I am a girl who never quite measured up. Dropped into ministry over a decade ago because I married a pastor, I stuck out, unaware of the rules and expectations, and consequently felt isolated by the attention. I was judged and began to internalize the judgment, believing the lie that I was ‘damaged goods.’ Before long I failed as a wife and nearly lost everything. By God’s grace, I found the confidence to believe I was lovable again, regardless of my past, and God helped me to stand again and fight my way back.
‘Ravishing’ was birthed in my journey out of shame’s cage, and in the discovery of a wild, unearned, but hard-won grace.
Using raw honesty intertwined with humor, it’s a down-to-earth, gritty story that includes insights about the struggles many women experience in church and Christian service.
From my past sexual abuse, to a marriage breakdown, and trying to parent an intellectually disabled son – basically how I found myself trapped in the ‘fish bowl’ of ministry - it was the struggle with what ended up showing me the ravishing love of God. This is my story of that journey and what I’ve learned along the way, which I now believe is the only thing that can make God’s women truly ‘ravishing.’