I’m Jeannie, and I’m so glad you’re here!
This is a little space where I love to wrestle with and write about the wild grace of God – how to live in it and how to parent with it.
You should know, I’m stumbling through this parenting thing (and this marriage thing, and just this life in general thing) one day at a time. And I’m constantly amazed at how motherhood not only enlarges my heart but also exposes my greatest weaknesses and ultimtely reminds me of the One- Jesus Christ- who is my only hope.
The quick backstory is that I spent the first many years of parenting trying to get it all right so my kids would turn out all right. The goal was to make very few mistakes and have very little regret, but I was painfully aware of how often I got it all wrong, and I worried my kids would turn out all wrong. (Maybe you can relate?) The shame I felt from the mistakes I made was real. And because I wasn’t accepting God’s grace for me in all of my weaknesses and brokenness, I struggled to give grace to my kids in their weaknesses and brokenness.
My failure and shame were no match for His love and forgiveness.
He continued to pursue me, reveal His grace to me, and ultimately set me free.
And it changed everything!
So I wrote a book about it. And I created this blog as a place where we can discover, together, how to live free and give grace.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you stay awhile and find yourself encouraged with the reminder that freedom is for each and every one of us.
P.S. I’ve been working on a few exciting projects, which I can’t wait to tell you all about in the coming months. But in doing so, I’ve had to step back from my blog. I do, however, continue to write for The Better Mom, Fox News, The MOB Society, and a few other great sites. If you’d like to be notified when I write elsewhere, please subscribe and I’ll send you an email with those posts. I’m so grateful for your continued journeying with me as we seek to live and parent in the freedom of God’s grace.
Jeannie Cunnion is a Jesus lover and a grace clinger. She is the author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child and forthcoming Mom Set Free and Mom Set Free Bible Study. She is also a frequent speaker at women’s conferences and parenting events around the country.
Jeannie’s passion is encouraging women to live in the freedom for which Christ has set us free – a message her own heart needs to be reminded of daily. Her down-to-earth personality is reflected in her writing, which is woven with humility, transparency, wisdom, and a contagious love for the Good News.
Jeannie has a Master’s degree in Social Work, she serves on the board of Raising Boys Ministries, and she writes for The Better Mom and Fox News. Prior to writing her book – which has been featured on outlets such as The Today Show, Fox and Friends, The 700 Club, and Focus on the Family – Jeannie traveled the country (48 states to be exact) speaking about adoption and parenting. These days, however, you’re most likely to find Jeannie alongside her husband, Mike, with baby Finn in her arms while cheering on their three older boys at any one of their sporting events.
As for what makes her happy – well, that would be the love of Jesus, good music, a great book, worship, sand between her toes, Auburn football, putting her heart on paper, water in every form, singing like nobody’s listening, and the greatest gift God has given her, Mike and their four beautiful boys.