Amanda is an author and speaker living in Southern California with her husband of twenty years and her two daughters. Her ministry, Heart in Training, reaches women's ministries, conferences, mothers groups and Twelve Step Recovery ministries throughout the country. She has spoken at the MOPS International Leadership Convention, the West Coast Life Recovery Convention, is a regular guest on New Life Live radio, and is on the speaking team at Mariners Church's Care and Recovery Ministry. Like her book All My Friends Have Issues, her speaking messages focus on discovering freedom through authentic relationships with God and others, releasing perfectionism, and seeking spiritual self-awareness. Having overcome a decade-long struggle with anxiety and depression and worked a Twelve Step program for relationships, Amanda blends psychological research, personal experience and Biblical truth to create topics that are challenging, often hilarious and always culturally relevant.