"Life Beyond the Picket Fence"

Life, Faith, and Parenting Beyond the Storybook Image

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Brenda blogs weekly on life, faith, and parenting beyond the storybook image. She also writes for 10 to 20 Parenting, Choose Now Ministries, and Whatever Girls. Join her and the not-so-perfect community by subscribing at Life Beyond the Picket Fence blog or reading

The Blog

Meet Brenda

Brenda loves people, God’s Word, and her Savior. Her passion is communicating hope, truth, and encouragement when life doesn’t fit the storybook image. She’s a national speaker, author, counselor, parenting coach, teacher, wife, and mom. Join her on the picket fence journey.

Meet Brenda



Brenda speaks throughout the country on life, faith, and parenting. Weather it’s a keynote, retreat, conference seminar, professional development, or a MOPS group, she tailors material for the needs of the group. Learn more about her topics. 


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Five Bible Verses to Teach Your Kids Practical Money Skills

I’m excited to have Steve Repak guest post with me today about his new book!...

5 Principles for Family Blessings

I used to cringe at the word “Blessing.” It brought memories of Jim Bakker...

The Most Important Type of Housecleaning

Parents, what you do matters. While your kids sidetrack you with whines, cries, and...

Making Easter Your Everyday

Sharing a video blog post about making Easter your everyday. See the Easter video here....

16 Lessons I’ve Learned as a Parent

My son turned sixteen and he’s getting his license. He’s got the truck....

5 Reasons Family Devotions are Important

What’s your idea of family devotions? Children quietly sitting as their father...

11 Ways to Raise Honest Kids in a Trumped Culture

The election results continue to come in. No matter what side of the political scene...


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