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Hello, I'm Mara

My life is a testament to the dangers of seeking love in all the wrong places. I made the devastating decision to have an abortion when I was twenty-one and committed the shameful act of adultery in my first marriage.

But God chose to forgive and redeem me and gave me an abundant life of joy and peace beyond anything I ever imagined.

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Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story –
those He redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Psalm 107:2

My Story

In the depths of my brokenness and wearisome pursuit of validation, I fell victim to the deceptive allure of temporary pleasures and false promises. My choices ruined my life and hurt others.


Amidst my darkest moments, God's unfailing love and faithfulness pursued me. He reached down to lift me from the depths of despair, embracing me with His divine mercy and grace. Through His redemption, I discovered a love that surpasses all understanding and forgiveness that knows no bounds.

Today, I stand as a living testament to God's transformative power. I’m a wife to Mark, mom to Zach, grandma to Ezra, a coach, writer, and speaker, advocating for pre-born children, women in crisis pregnancy, and women suffering the trauma of abortion.  I'm compelled by the love of Christ to share my story of God’s redeeming love and the transforming power of believing Jesus is enough.


I’m passionate about God's Word. It is the source of truth, healing, and hope that has transformed my life. The gospel that saves us also heals us.

Through individual and group coaching, I walk alongside women who are desperately seeking hope and healing. I understand their pain, their struggles, and their yearning for a new life. With the Holy Spirit as our guide through God’s word, I help women uncover their true identity in Christ, guiding them toward a life filled with purpose, joy, and peace.

Together with my ministry partner, Melissa Dykman, I have the honor of speaking at the Abundant Life Women's Gathering. This sacred gathering serves as a sanctuary where we lift our voices in worship to God, share our stories of triumph over adversity, and delve into the life-transforming teachings of the Bible. It is a place of sweet fellowship and discipleship, where women are strengthened and equipped to embrace their true calling in Christ.

My life is not defined by the mistakes I have made or the pain I have endured. It is defined by the immeasurable grace and redemption I have experienced through the unrelenting love of God. I am a living testimony to His faithfulness, and my purpose is to inspire and encourage you in your journey of healing, forgiveness, and abundant life in Christ.

No matter what you have done or how far you have strayed, there is hope for you. Believe that Jesus is enough, and let His love guide you toward a life filled with purpose, peace, and the unending joy that can only be found in Him.

Love in Christ,


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