Whether Valerie is sharing her heart concerning spiritual formation to leadership groups or at women’s conferences, or talking to couples about marriage or parenting, you will find her to be an authentic, engaging and motivating communicator. Common responses to Valerie’s presentations include:

  • “She’s so real and human, I could really relate…”
  • “Articulate, passionate, and spiritually insightful!”
  • “Distinctly feminine, she presents the gospel in soprano...a voice I can connect with.”
  • “Such a creative storyteller—I laughed and I cried…”
  • “She opened me up to God’s work in my life in ways I had never considered before…”
  • “I came away full of hope and convinced of God’s love for me!”

Valerie is well-known as an encouraging voice to parents. Her teaching emphasizes emotionally intelligent, relational parenting that focuses discipline and boundaries around relationship and character development. Her popular book, Getting Out of Your Kids’ Faces and into Their Hearts, clarifies how parents can become the warm, loving, effective parent their child needs them to be while still establishing character boundaries. For parents who wonder, “How do I get my kids to play on my team?” Valerie’s insights will lead to practical breakthroughs at home and in everyday situations—parents win…and kids win!

Raising Kids in Scary Times is another highly-relevant family topic that helps parents build their own faith and the faith of their children in uncertain times. If you respond to Columbine, Virginia Tech and Newtown by asking, "Where is God?" Valerie will help you and your children find him in this world of random violence and tragedy. Faith-Shaped Kids message is about nurturing faith at home, even in the most faith-challenged times.

This topic—and others—can be tailored specifically to your group: presented as stand-alone talks or crafted into multiple messages for longer bookings—i.e. for weekend church services, weekly classes, in a workshop setting, a one-day seminar, a multi-session weekend event, or for an entire week.