Preparing Your Daughter For Every Woman's Battle
Shannon is a wife, mother, writer, speaker, lay counselor, and advocate for sexual integrity with a master's degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to youth, college students, and adults since 1989 and her passions include:
Challenging the body of Christ to embrace a life of sexual integrity
Encouraging married couples in their pursuit of sexual and emotional fulfillment
Ministering to women who have looked for love in all the wrong places
Instilling sexual values in children at an early age
Inspiring others to make Jesus Christ the primary Love of their life
Ethridge’s passion for sexual purity didn’t begin inside church walls; it began in mortuary school. Her first career choice, becoming a mortician, led Ethridge to enroll in classes that required work on dead bodies. Many she embalmed were young people who had died from AIDS or committed suicide as a result of being diagnosed HIV positive. Because of her own promiscuous teenage years, she often thought, “It is only by the grace of God that I am standing over this embalming table rather than laying on it.”
God used these experiences to usher Shannon into youth ministry, and later into Teen Mania Ministries where she has taught and counseled college-age women since 1999. She is the author of 8 books, including national bestsellers Every Woman’s Battle and Every Young Woman’s Battle, which have been reprinted in six different languages worldwide. Her next book, Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman’s Battle (WaterBrook Press), releases in June and is featured on the cover of the July/August 2005 issue of Today’s Christian Woman magazine.
Shannon has been featured on national radio & television shows such as “Focus on the Family,” “The 700 Club,” “Life Today with James Robison,” “Family Life Today” with Dennis Rainey, and “New Life Live!” with Stephen Arterburn.
Shannon and her husband, Greg, have been married 15 years and live in an East Texas log cabin with their two children, Erin and Matthew.