Maria C. Furlough

Maria C. Furlough

At the age of 34, Maria C. Furlough says her ‘feeling insecure about what everyone else thinks about her’ is finally busted. All the worrying, the insecurity, inconfidence, fear, and the tiny lies that once consumed her – those things are finally gone. Once upon a time she was a woman who sat fearful, crippled by insecurities and only tiptoeing into the call that God had upon her life. Then Gideon came, and God used her little baby to change her from the inside out. In March of 2014 she lost her son. Her fourth child she gave up for adoption to the King. It was hard. Pain resonated out of places she had never known existed, yet God worked in her something beautiful - something powerful that can only come out of His loving and refining fire. She no longer sits still waiting for life to worry away. No! She knows the pain of deep loss, and for today, she knows that this day is not that day. Instead of waiting for more hard life to come, she wants to spend her joyful days doing something, writing something that will minister to another wayward and wandering believer in Jesus. She currently writes on her blog True Worth (, and she loves to teach and speak. She shepherds the Women’s Ministry at Lake Forest Church in Huntersville, North Carolina ( and mentoring women is one of her favorite things to do. Her first book, titled Your Daughter Needs a Hero, has counseled countless parents in their quest to help their daughter in the area of insecurity and poor body image. But in all of these things, the best part is, she is a mother to five beautiful children - gifts from God sent down from Heaven straight into her Momma lap. Faith is 9, David is 7, Aaron is 5, Gideon is her Heavenly baby, and Samuel is 1 year. Maria and her husband, Dave, have been married for 12 years and no one cheers her on and supports her like he does. Once a woman who sat in crippling fear, Maria now flourishes as she shares Gideon’s story and her journey to peace in Christ to women and families across the country. Writing is her form of ministry, and she continues to share in her knowledge that joyful days are coming, that fear is unavoidable but letting it overtake us is optional, and that God's true peace is available for all to live freely in.

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