Bestselling Author - Speaker - Missionary - YouTube Host
An energetic guest with captivating and heart-wrenching stories, Marie helps draw your audience into imagining what life is like for parents with missing children. Her engaging style of honest reflection and gentlehumor makes hosts and producers ask her back on the show.
After experiencing the abduction of her toddler three years ago, Marie began writing. In that time she has become a bestselling author, YouTube host and Christian missionary. Her family learned to survive with a new normal and in the midst of heartbreak, they found out that God's love was big enough to hold their pain.
Marie's latest book is the award-winning Strength for Parents of Missing Children: Surviving Divorce, Abduction, Runaways and Foster Care.
Strength guides parents through their journey, helping them find joy and deeper purpose in the pain.
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With the support of her husband and children, Marie endeavors to share God's empowering love with others.
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What people are saying:
I was unfamiliar with parental alienation until it happened to me. I had no idea how much great stuff was in this book and I want everyone to go out and buy it. I wish it had been around for me years ago. With every page there will be people hanging on to hope, knowing that it happened to someone else, they can get through it. When I first became a victim, I was looking for answers and there was no playbook, now I have a resource to point people to. -Dr. Carlos Rivera
Reading this book is a must for all parents, whether a tragedy has happened or not! As a minister and professor, this book has helped me understand the grieving process even more so I can help others.
-Rev. Daniel B. Gilbert, Ph.D., EmPowered Living International Ministries
As a clinical psychologist, I will certainly recommend it to those who struggle with this issue, as well as those who help them. This is a compassionate book on a parent's worst nightmare. Written from the author's experience of her own missing child, it gives amazing practical guidelines on how to survive the terrifying knowledge of not knowing - for years - what happened to one's child. It is easy to read, and enlightening. -Esly Carvalho, Ph.D., Author of When the Bond Breaks
For all parents going through very severe heartbreak, complex ongoing trauma, and chronic grief, I recommend reading this book to guide you through the morass of emotions that others simply don't understand. -Monica Giglio, Speak Worldwide
I'll start with noting that I am a clinical counselor. While this book is about families of abducted children, I found SO much value for ANYONE who has experienced loss or grief. The author does a great job communicating practical ways of surviving that trauma… I especially loved the second part of the book where the author interviews thought leaders and action takers in the area of rescue, mediating, grief, and integration. My personal favorite was the interview with the man who has been rescuing people in a huge variety of ways for his entire career. I also really love the inspirational cutout cards at the back of the book. I love having this book as a resource for any of my clients walking a similar path. Or clients working through various forms of grief, including divorce. –Marcy Pusey, Counselor and Author
A survival guide for anyone who has lost a child due to divorce, abduction, a runaway or the foster care system and it is also medicine for the soul that everyone whether if you have lost a child or not needs. –Heidi Bond, Author of Who’s the New Kid
After two years of shame, guilt, depression and sadness I finally felt validated. This book made me cry, not because I was sad, but because someone else finally knew and described exactly how I have been feeling through this whole experience. This pain is real! And now I feel hope! –Melanie Douvillier
I used to work at the library across from the courthouse and each day a parent would come in looking for a book like this. That's why I'm buying copies for my library branches. -Collection Development Librarian
"So simple, yet so deeply profound. While this book is for parents of missing children, it has really lifted my spirits! My children are not missing, thank God, but as life goes on there are other fireballs the devil hurls our way."
"I wish I would have known this sooner. I recognize some things that I could have shared with my friend who committed suicide from parental alienation. I didn’t know and didn’t really understand. I wish I had found a way to let her know how very much she was loved and that she didn’t have to walk alone! I have learned so much from reading this book!"
"I can not tell you how much this book means to me, and I haven't even read the entire thing yet! I had to stop reading at one point and ponder the possibilities. Inspiring and uplifting for many life events."
"Each chapter gets better and better! It's so inspiring."
"I was in tears before I got finished with the first page."
"I have already started sharing this book with multiple PA groups with which I am actively involved. Thank you for writing this book."
"One of my favorite parts was: '...Or, you can take this pain, that was thrust upon you, to propel you into greatness...' Absolutely love it! While this book is for parents of missing children, it has really lifted my spirits! So encouraging."
"I never had a missing child. However, this book has inspired me and I know that the contents will be a great inspiration to all parents who have lost children. Get the book for someone who has lost a child. You will be glad you did."
"They need to hand this book out at every family courthouse because every family needs it!"
"This book is about "missing children" like The Hiding Place is about the holocaust. It's really a story about God's power in the worst situations."
"Someone finally understands."
"This book was written for ME!"
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