Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a best-selling, award-winning author of more than 50 books, including contemporary and historical novels and non-fiction titles offering hope and encouragement. She has also published more than 500 articles and appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs. Tricia regularly contributes to several blogs for Christian moms and homeschooling parents in addition to her own. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in northwestern Montana, a volunteer in her community and a mentor to teen moms. Tricia and her husband, John, have 10 children and two grandchildren. Learn more about Tricia by visiting her website,

Focus on the Family Broadcast

The Year My Family (Sort of) Didn’t Complain

Best-selling author Tricia Goyer discusses the challenge she issued her family to go a full year without any kind of negative talk, highlighting the valuable lessons they learned and suggesting practical ways you can cultivate a more grateful attitude.

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How to Reduce Grumbling and Increase Gratitude

Will you take the challenge to stop grumbling for a year? Tricia Goyer’s family did.

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What Do Teenage Mothers Need? All of Us

Serving young moms is an important part of being pro-life, and we as a community need to have a heart for them. I’ve learned that helping teen moms works so much better when we do it together.

How to Help Your Angry Child, Part 2

Kids don’t have the same coping mechanism as adults, so parents need to help them learn those tools.

How to Help Your Angry Child, Part 1

Anger in kids may be confusing, because parents don’t always understand where it’s coming from or how to resolve it.

How to Help Your Angry Child

Tricia Goyer offers parents practical advice to help their kids deal with anger issues in a discussion based on her book Calming Angry Kids: Help and Hope for Parents in the Whirlwhind. Tricia covers various age ranges and both biological and adopted children.

How to Stop Your Child’s Angry Cycle

Helping your children deal with their anger can seem impossible when emotions run high. But you can train your kids to recognize triggers and replace them with truths that will help them get out of their angry cycle.

Godly Wisdom for Leading Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Tricia Goyer and Phil Hodges, co-authors of the book Lead Your Family Like Jesus, and leadership expert Ken Blanchard discuss the servanthood model of Christ’s life and how it applies to family. (Part 1 of 2)

6 Ways to Effectively Lead Young Children

Setting the tone of leadership while your children are young prepares you to lead well throughout your child’s life in your home.

Facebook and Your Marriage

Although Facebook can be fun, it’s not always the best thing for a marriage. When you get wrapped up in your online social life, even innocent interactions can divert your time and attention.

The Spiritual Dance: Letting Him Lead

Who’s the spiritual leader in your family? Some husbands may be intimidated by their wife and don’t want to fail, so they do nothing. Maybe the best solution is to let God work in their lives.

Growing Pains in Adoptive Families

Help the kids already in your home adjust to the arrival of new siblings.

Facing the Truth

How do you tell your kids about a painful decision from your past?