Brenda Yoder

Brenda Yoder

7625 W. SR. 120
Shipshewana, IN 46565

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These are words people use to describe Brenda. Brenda started blogging to reach women like herself, whose lives don’t fit the storybook image. Since then, her blog on life, faith, and parenting reaches people internationally from diverse age groups and walks of life.

Brenda’s a national speaker, free-lance writer and parenting columnist for 10 to 20 ParentingChoose Now Ministries, Whatever Girls and Not Alone Ministries. She speaks for church groups, women’s retreats, youth events, and MOPS groups. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a B.A. in Education. After being a stay-at-home-mom and teacher, she’s currently a school counselor with a private counseling practice. In 2003 and 2004, she received the “Powerful Connection” award for teachers. Brenda’s recently published in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s “Reboot Your Life.” Brenda and her husband live on a farm in Northern Indiana with their four children.

  • Click here to find out what people are saying about Brenda and her ministry.
  • Click here for an interview of the heart and ministry of Life Beyond The Picket Fence with Athena Moberg.
  • To read her current parenting posts at other sites, visit the links on the sidebar.
  • To find out more about her speaking ministry, check out the “Speaking” tab at the top of the home page.
  • To connect with her on social media, join her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+
Brenda is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.