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Licensed Parent and Family Educator's Relevant New Book Answers "How Can I Give My Child Hope?"

Author Lori Wildenberg Releases "Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation"


Gregg Wooding @ (972) 567-7660/

Lori Wildenberg, mom of four, licensed parent and family educator, and national speaker, asks parents if you have heard your child utter these words:

“I’m such a failure.” “No one cares about me.” “I haven’t felt happy for a long time.” “I don’t want to live anymore.”

If so, your fear for their well-being has skyrocketed. But what can you do to help them?

In her new book Messy Hope, Wildenberg debunks myths like depression and anxiety are the new normal.

"Suicide is the second leading cause of death in young people," Wildenberg says. "As parents, we cannot accept this. Many young people feel helpless and hopeless. Our kids must be equipped with more than resilience and positivity. They need hope. Hope for a future."

Along with her daughter Kendra, parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg encourages you to take the practical ways offered in Messy Hope to foster necessary hope growth in your children’s hearts. This is more than a self-help book, this is your lifeline to help them overcome depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation to experience a hope-filled life. 2021 Best Book Awards Winner Religion: Christianity 2021 Best Book Awards Finalist Self-Help: Relationships

Messy Hope is endorsed by parents, pastors, educators, and Mental Health professionals.

About the Author

Lori Wildenberg, mom of four, licensed parent and family educator, and national speaker, is passionate about helping families build connections that last a lifetime. The author and coauthor of six parenting books, she is also the cofounder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry and lead mentor mom at the Moms Together Facebook community. The Wildenbergs’ home is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Learn more about Lori.

Suggested Interview Topics

· Why is your book titled Messy Hope?

· Why did you write this book?

· You mention resilience is not enough. What do you mean by that?

· You say reality is more important than positivity. Can you explain this?

· In your books you have the acrostic H.O.P E. Could you unpack this for us?

· What are some unique features contained in this book?

· Tell us a little bit about yourself and your ministry.

· Where can our audience find out more about you? Where can they get a copy of the book?

Also by Lori:

Messy Journey is for parents walking the difficult road with a wayward child. Be inspired to drink the deep waters of peace as you draw closer to the Father of all prodigals. Author and licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg offers practical grace- and truth-filled ways of navigating your relationship with a detoured child—whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope. After all, their struggle isn’t really with you—it’s with God.

The Messy Life of Parenting debunks many long-held parenting myths and illustrates small changes that can be made now to build lasting relationships, even when the going gets tough. By applying God’s design for interdependence, parents will be able to strengthen family relationships, encourage leadership skills, distinguish between enabling and helping, discuss without creating division, and so much more.


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