I’m humbled to share this interview that airs today on the Life Today TV program. Please join me in asking the LORD to bring many hearts to healing, hope and restoration through this testimony of redemption. “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!” (Psalm 107:2)

You can watch the program online here:

Feel free to share it with someone who might need to hear this word of hope.

In His Grip of Grace,



20 Responses to “Broken into Beautiful”

  1. Avatar photo Deborah Nash says:

    Dearest Christian Sister,

    I am thankful for your minsitry and have a big question for you and the GiG ministry.

    I have been serving as a Community Volunteer Sponsor (CVS) for the Raleigh Correctional Center for Women (RCCW) (a minimal security prison. For the last 4.5 years I have had the most awesome time serving God and His Son by serving women at the RCCW. For those that are eligible to go on “outside” passes, I and five other women at Capital Community Church (CCC), bring women to worship at our church every Sunday..In addition to one on one discipleship and assistance with helping the ladies transition to returning citizenship, our church takes worship service “inside” about 4 times each year. And it is there that we encounter the very lost, those that feel ugly and worthless, desperate for the Savior and for encouragement from a Christian disciple.
    Therefore, my reason for writing you and GiG is to ask if there are resources that you could send to our friends at RCCW that would encourage their hearts, point them to Jesus and His only Way. Not all the women at RCCW are of protestant faith (the campus holds a multitude of “faiths”..Muslim, American Indian, Buddism, Wicca, Catholic, and many more…)but there are some that attend our worship services that would be most grateful to recieve a weekly or monthly resource from a women’s ministry…(because they do not have access to computers during their incarceration, it is impossible to send electronic mail)

    You may reach me at 919 833 2749 or communicate via email.

    THank you for considering this request and may God’s blessing be upon you and GiG ministries and all your comings and your goings.

    Deborah Nash
    Board Member, Prison AfterCare Christian Ministries
    Raleigh NC

    • Avatar photo Gwen says:

      Thanks for what you are doing for Christ through this ministry and for your heart to make a difference in the lives of others. Both are beautiful. Please email this request to us at info at GirlfriendsinGod dot come.


  2. Avatar photo Misty says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, Gwen. You are truly a blessing from God to lost sisters, like me. God bless you and your family.

  3. Avatar photo Dawn says:

    Hello Gwen!!
    What a beautiful testimony. It was a blessing to hear and see you and your husband on Life Today. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family. I fully receive God’s forgiveness today!! Thanks for the reminder:)

  4. Avatar photo Diane says:

    Hi Gwen – Like you, I kept an abortion secret for years. I know God wants to use my testimony to give others hope. Thank you for helping me realize I can do it! You are a great resource of hope for me. Through His Grace, I will find a way to help others while glorifying Jesus Christ. I’m looking forward to learning more about you. I first heard you on Family Talk radio on my drive to work. God will show me the way through people like you.

    • Avatar photo Gwen says:

      Thanks, Diane. All glory to the God of redemption! So blessed to hear that you are being encouraged toward hope. 🙂 “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered in shame.” Psalm 34:5

  5. Avatar photo Krissy says:

    Dear Gwen:
    Girlfriends in God is truly stengthening my faith and my walk with The Lord. He is using it to do a mighty work in my heart and life. I praise Him for leading me here.

    Thank you for sharing your story. As I watched you speak I felt a wonderful hope and peace. I have passed through many struggles and your story helped open my eyes to see that I will find healing and redemption when I too share my story with others. Healing can come in so many ways but the thought of sharing my story with others can seem difficult ( as you stated). However, I can see it will be completely worth it. Your life is a precious example and I long to embolden others and bless their hearts just as you are doing. Thank you for being a faithful and inspring sister in Christ. Words really can’t express how grateful I am to have found a ministry that touches my heart in the most fascinating ways. Many blessings to you and the others and to all your families. Have a Christ-filled Thanksgiving!

    • Avatar photo Gwen says:

      That rocks, Krissy. Sounds like God is prepping you to shine His hope to the people in your influence group. Trust Him, friend. He’s SO got this one!


  6. Avatar photo Nikki Battle says:

    I just got through reading your book “Broken into Beautiful” and I loved it. First of all it was the title of the book that caught my eye. Please pray for me as I’ll pray for you.

    Your Sister in Christ,

    Nikki Battle

    • Avatar photo Gwen says:

      Thanks for the message, Nikki. I just prayed for you and am grateful that the LORD has encouraged you through the book. Warm and beautiful blessings! Gwen

  7. Avatar photo amy jossy says:

    God bless you as you share the word…. Am really blessed by your teaching. God bless you

  8. Avatar photo sumedhi says:

    thank you serving God and bringing people to light

  9. God who has power to break does so that He can bring to the fore His innate beauty in us. Keep God’s flag flying. Shalom

  10. Avatar photo Vilma says:

    Love your message you always have encouraging words that lift me up and helps me to continue in this journey. Love you I may not know you personally but thank you for being led by the Holy Spirit. May God continue to bless you more. You are my favorite Girlfriends in God, I love the others but you are my fave one!

  11. Avatar photo Ashley says:

    My daughter and I were blessed to hear you speak at our Ladies Night Out at Maysville Baptist Church. Thank you so much for your openness and honesty. I’m praying for you and your family. Your testimony has hit too close to home and I pray that I can “Turn Broken into Beautiful” as well. You’re such an inspiration, I thank God for you!

  12. Avatar photo Diane says:

    Gwen, thank you for your testimony. Where can I get information on that healing retreat you mentioned during the Life TV program?

  13. Avatar photo Rose says:

    Thank you so much for your story. Also for your husbands part in it as well. I have a similar story and have gone through the steps for forgiveness and broke-ness and am wanting to know more about the retreats you talk about, is there a tab on your website that I can research and look for? I appreciate you sharing your story because it is hard for me and no one else knows except for my boyfriend and myself, so to know that there is hope and beauty waiting in this broken time is amazing. Thank you. Thank you.

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