author, speaker, licensed parent-family educator
Messy Journey is for parents walking the difficult and lonely road with a wayward child.
Join Lori, her prodigal daughter,
and dozens of other parents, prodigals, and post-prodigals
as they share their stories.
Help, healing, and hope are found in these pages.
You are not alone!
Exciting news! Lori's newest and 4th book, Messy Journey: How Grace and Truth Offer the Prodigal a Way Home, was just published May 2017 over at New Hope Publishers. Lori is passionate about coming alongside parents to encourage, support, and empower them to be the parents they want to be and the parents their children need. Lori meets moms and dads where they are with her warmth, transparency, humor, and straight-forward, faith-filled approach. She is a licensed parent-family educator, co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting, national speaker, and parent consultant. Lori is the lead Mentor Mom over at the Moms Together Facebook Community Page and a mentor mom with The MOM Initiative. She writes for a number of on-line magazines including: Crosswalk.com, ChristianParenting.org, Life Letter Cafe, and Her View from Home. Her Family Matters column is seen monthly in Reds Rocks Views magazine. She has spoken in Kansas, Wyoming, Florida, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado and is a member of AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). The Wildenberg home is nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. A perfect day in Lori's world is a hike with her Tom (her hubby), five kids (four plus a daughter-in-love), and Murphy-- the family labradoodle!