Ruth Schwenk

Ruth is the founder of the popular blog The Better Mom and, along with her pastor-author husband, The, which is home to,, and She is the trusted author of several books, including The Better Mom and The Better Mom Devotional, as well as For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House, coauthored with her husband. She also, together with Karen Ehman, co-authored Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off, Pressing Pause and Settle My Soul.

Ruth is a Michigan football superfan, a self-proclaimed “foodie”, and a lover of all things HGTV. But her greatest joy is her family. She lives with her husband, four children, two pesky hamsters, and their loyal Labrador retriever in the beautiful college town of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is author of more than 70 books, she writes both fiction and nonfiction related to family and parenting. This USA-Today Best-selling Author has also won a two Carol Awards and a Retailer’s Best Award. She was also an ECPA Gold-Medallion Nominee and a Christy Award Nominee and won Writer of the Year from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference.

A beloved author of Amish fiction, as well, having written the Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. She has spoken at events such as MomCon, Raising Generations, and Teach Them Diligently conferences and is host of the podcast, Walk It Out.

A homeschooling mom of ten, including seven by adoption, Tricia is also a grandmother of four and wife to John. With a busy life she understands the importance of making every word count.

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Arlene Pellicane

Arlene is a speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.   She is also the co-author of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman).

Arlene has been a featured guest on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, The 700 Club, and Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah.  She writes regularly for Proverbs 31 Ministries and Girlfriends in God.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah.  Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.  Arlene lives in San Diego with her husband James and their three children.

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Kristin Funston

With a passion for the written word, Kristin Funston encourages women in a way that is relatable and practical, with a healthy dose of humor. She is the author of “More for Mom: Living Your Whole and Holy Life.” Kristin writes and speaks helping encourage women to embrace their current season and experience God in the everyday.

She is a regular contributor to multiple websites, having been featured on sites such as The Better Mom, City Moms Blog, FaithIt, TODAY Parenting, and Scary Mommy. Funston resides outside of Memphis, TN with her husband and three daughters. She has a master’s degree in Communication Studies from New Mexico State University.

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