I admit I was a little bit of an attention-getter when I was a child. Others may say I needed A LOT of attention, but that’s beside the point. Growing up, I always loved the idea of being on stage, all eyes on me. I loved school plays, concert choir, being in a sports competition with the stands filled—of course, I pretended that all eyes were on me. But one day, I realized that maybe having all-eyes-on-me wasn’t so great after all.

It was my wedding day and I was on my dad’s arm about to walk down the aisle. All of my favorite people were present, there to share an intimate moment with me and Mike. The door to the chapel opened, the music started, people stood and turned, and they stared…right at me! Immediately I crumbled, crushed under the weight of their stares. “All eyes on me” was not so great at that moment. I wanted to duck and hide!
What was supposed to be my moment turned into the longest walk down the aisle. I couldn’t look anyone in the eye and my face was down the whole way! I guess I couldn’t handle being up front after all. And I believed that lie for many years.

Later, after I became a Christ-follower, I was given a new dream, to speak to and teach women. It took me a while to find my voice and decide what I was passionate about, but God has filled me with ideas, plans, and insight. It’s been an interesting journey, but I love it. I still get butterflies when I’m up on stage, but I know God is there with me, leading me on and cheering. I look forward to sharing what God has shown me about being a godly woman at a women’s group, workshop, conference, or retreat, anywhere, anytime. Click on the Booking Request button to get started.

 

Testimonials and Stories of Hope

Anonymous

Wife / Godly Wife Class Participant

“Although we have a long way to go, I think the Godly Wife class has softened me. I’m now more willing to see my husband’s point of view. When I started the class, we were talking about divorce, but I think we are now both trying to work things out. I would love to take the class again.” “As a newlywed, I’m always looking for way to be a better wife and meet my husband’s needs. Jennifer helped me so much. Now I know what is important to focus on, the things we learned in the class. I have even shared some of the information with my other married friends.” “The class Jennifer taught, Becoming a Godly Wife, gave me a glimpse of how my marriage can be better. My husband and I have a lot to work on as we move through life, but I know that I don’t want my marriage to be business-like.” “The Becoming a Godly Wife class has made me look at my marriage and husband in a new way. I now look at way I can change to better my husband and marriage, instead of waiting for him to change. Jennifer’s use of real-life examples and her transparency were helpful, too. Everyone should have to take this class!” “My husband and I felt like roommates. After taking the Becoming a Godly Wife class with Jennifer, I am now more interested, intent, and aware of his needs. This has sparked HIS interest in improving our relationship also. The lesson on Companionship allowed me to realize that just coming along ‘side-by-side’ with him helps our relationship.”

S.A

Wife / Class Participant

I wanted to offer some feedback from your class and how it has changed me. Last night my husband could not sleep and tossed and turned. At 3 a.m., he apologized he kept waking me. I told him, "Well... we're both awake now, kids are sleeping...." He said, “That's ok, go back to sleep. I'm so sorry I keep waking you.” In the past I never would have said that. About 15 minutes later when I was falling asleep I hear very gently in a quiet voice testing if I was still awake, "Is the offer still on the table?" In the past, I would have pretended to be asleep! Instead, I busted up laughing and said, “Yes!” We both fell asleep in each other’s arms afterward. It was really nice. Of course I love my husband, but as women, sleep seems like such a coveted thing that I will put it before my husband, when in reality we needed closeness to sleep better!As women we can still change instead of praying our husband will change for us! Thanks again for leading this class!

Lisa McGee

I took a class with Jennifer and she was very motivating, patient, and caring. She was always willing to go that extra mile. She definitely displayed the three important characteristics of a good teacher: she was knowledgeable about the material being presented, she developed a good relationship with the class, and she is a great communicator. I had such a great experience and I plan on taking more classes with Jennifer in the future.

Yvonne Enbom

CoCoordinator of Adventures in Motherhood / Adventure Christian Church

Jennifer was a guest speaker at our Adventures in Motherhood group (for moms with kids of all ages), sharing with us how to be Godly wives, emphasizing how to respect our husbands and view and have healthy sex. I view both of those topics as "difficult" to discuss; one needs to find a good balance of teaching, honesty,depth, practicality, and most definitely, humor and entertainment in order to pull it off. Jennifer had it all and was able to encourage us, yet force us to dig in and challenge ourselves if we needed change. She shared a lot of information and perspective that we were grateful to hear, the conversation around our tables after her presentation were great. We are definitely going to have her back to share one of her other topics.