Sally Clarkson is a Discipler. Over the course of her life and marriage, she has continually called women to step into their God-given roles as lifegivers and influencers. She and Clay met through Campus Crusade for Christ during college and went on staff together in 1975. Sally ministered to students in Texas, discipled women in Communist Eastern Europe, and returned in 1980 to work with executive women and singles in Denver where Clay was beginning seminary studies at Denver Seminary. They were married a year later, in Dallas where they first met. After graduation, they served in international ministry in Vienna, Austria, served on the staff of two churches, and then started Whole Heart Ministries in 1994. Their four children, now all grown, are serving Christ in different ways around the world and online, through books, music, speaking, and film. Sally is now expanding her ministry to moms in the UK, where she and Clay will reside 2018-2019.
LIFE WITH SALLY
Through 22 years of conferences, over a decade of online ministry, and more than 20 books on motherhood, I have encouraged women to embrace the cup that God has given them, to build a lifegiving home for their husband and children, and to bring the love and life of Christ to their personal spheres of influence. As I entered a new phase of life (grandmother!), my team realized that there was no way of preserving and sharing these hundreds of messages. Life with Sally springs out of that need, but even more out of my desire to reach, teach, and mentor women online and worldwide in a more personal way as a lifegiving woman and mother. Along with a team of fourteen "Inspirers" who have been a part of my ministry through the years, I wanted to create an online destination for women that will draw them to maturity in Christ, give them useful resources for their family life, and create a community of faith where they can share the journey of motherhood with others. That's the goal of Life with Sally, to be a place where women find a "lifegiving feast of faith, friends, and family."
I love Jesus and am amazed at His integrity. He is the center of my heart and the passion of my life. I started Life with Sally as a place to share my passion for Jesus and to disciple women to grow in their faith and mothering.
WHOLE HEART MINISTRIES
In spring 1994, Clay and Sally Clarkson held their first WholeHearted Child Workshop in their home in rural central Texas, published the workshop notes that fall as a book, and Whole Heart Ministries was born. Their mission has remained the same since that first year: to encourage, equip, and enable Christian parents to raise wholehearted children for Christ. They have since written and published over twenty books on Christian home and parenting. Sally's motherhood conferences touched thousands of mothers for over twenty years, and her SallyClarkson.com inspirational blog and podcast minister to thousands online every day. Her Mom Heart Ministry movement of small groups touches thousands of mothers in the US, and is expanding into the Mum Heart Ministry in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. This Life with Sally membership site is, in many ways, the culmination of her lifetime of ministry to Christian women and mothers. In the same way, Family Faith Project, a new ministry initiative of Whole Heart, will be the culmination of Clay's writing and teaching ministry on family faith formation and lifegiving Christian parenting. To learn more about Whole Heart Ministries, go to WholeHeart.org and read the "About Us" (ministry) and "Our Story" (personal) pages. Whole Heart Ministries is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt Christian ministry.