Marilyn Stanaway
Landscaper, Boonville

Marilyn Stanaway says she went to Roots and Wings so her husband, a farmer, would go.

During the seminar, though, she realized a personal tragedy that had happened years before had been affecting her every day.

“My sister committed suicide 15 years before,” she said. “I never dealt with it. I stuffed it.  I drank.  I was not an alcoholic, but it was headed to being a problem. Alcoholism is definitely in my family.”

As a result of what she learned, she quit drinking.  “Alcohol is not a solution,” she said. “It just makes the problem bigger.”

Marilyn says the seminar helped her get all the emotions out and deal with them.  “I just feel peace and freedom.”

Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has four more books, "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy", "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon and under the book tab on her website. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab. To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking tab. Also check out her blog at