(Mary Carver writes and speaks with humor and honesty, encouraging women with truth found in unexpected places. She is a regular contributor to (in)courage, the author of Women of Courage, Journey to the Cross, and the (in)courage Bible study Courageous Joy, as well as the coauthor of Choose Joy, Sacred Tears, and Empowered. Mary lives in Kansas City with her husband and two daughters. Find her online at www. marycarver.com.