When author and speaker Sandy Ralya's marriage was in trouble, she walked into church each Sunday morning desperate for help, but not daring to ask for it because everyone else's marriage seemed so perfect. Her life appeared beautiful on the outside, but on the inside it was a mess.
Over time, Sandy turned to God by reading the Bible and prayer and sought guidance from trusted friends, godly mentors and wise Christian counselors. What she learned transformed her life and then her marriage.
The loving support that Sandy received from other women on her own journey inspired her to become the founder and director of Beautiful Womanhood, a Christian marriage mentoring ministry for wives.
Since the year 2003, thousands of women have been directly impacted by Sandy's marriage teachings, attending Beautiful Womanhood small groups led by marriage mentors, and applying The Beautiful Wife mentoring curriculum. This curriculum is a powerful resource praised by bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn as "an incredible handbook that every woman needs."
Sandy and her husband Tom have been married since 1980 and live near Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have three adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. When not writing and speaking, Sandy enjoys shopping at yard sales for vintage clothing, cooking, travelling, and drinking really good coffee, (black is best) with her husband.