You want your teens to respect you. But do you respect them? Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock, both mothers who work for Greater Impact Ministries, talk about the importance of appropriately communicating with your teen.
Debbie joined Greater Impact Ministries in 2008 with a passion for taking the ministry’s training method and applying it to a parenting course. What she had discovered when she took their Daughters of Sarah marriage course was that not only did it make her good marriage even better, but as she started applying the concepts and skills with her teenagers, deeper relationships started to materialize. “Trust was built in ways I had never experienced before. Our relationships emerged into something so much better than I thought possible during the teen years. My kids even started seeking me out and confiding in me with their struggles. We laughed and cried, together.”
She believes that God has intricately woven all her life experiences for this ministry and God used Daughters of Sarah to help her realize His plan. Serving in the capacity of Operations Director for the ministry, Debbie’s corporate experience as a Human Resources Manager and Leadership trainer for a Fortune 10 company gave her the unique qualifications to help the organization grow. In addition, Debbie joins Nina Roesner as a facilitator for Daughters of Sarah and she and her husband Dave are the trainers forGenerations, Greater Impact’s course for parents.
Debbie and her husband Dave have been married since 1978 and have 4 20-somethings. In addition to writing and training, Debbie enjoys mentoring women to be Titus 2 leaders.
Nina Roesner, Executive Director of Greater Impact Ministries, Inc., has personally seen “applied respect” change lives through thousands of real stories in the Daughters of Sarah® courses. Frustrated with the media’s portrayal of how women are supposed to look, act and feel, she loves to encourage women to awaken spiritually. Passionate about assisting others in their journeys in life, and concerned about the proven negative impact divorce has on children and women’s health, she desires to equip women with the communication skills necessary for successful marriage and help them create balanced lives.
Her first book, The Respect Dare is published by Thomas Nelson, and released December 11, 2012. Her second book, 12 Truths to Change Your Marriage is used along with the Daughters of Sarah training course she created for wives. Nina has worked since she was 13 years old in the broadcasting, training, and human resources fields. She has a masters degree in communication from West Virginia University. She worked until her first child was 5 months old, then moved to part-time employment. She understands the challenges in balancing a deep relationship with God, her husband, children, working, staying fit, while spending time with friends, serving in ministry, driving carpool, home schooling, and managing to have a bathroom clean enough for guests to use.
Nina left a leadership training corporation to write and deliver courses for people of faith at a fraction of the cost of what the same high caliber of training goes for in the marketplace. She has seen over 95 percent of the participants grow in their relationship with God and others, all while increasing their confidence. Her courses leave a lasting impact on participants. Nina has over 20 years in the communications and training industry. She has coached numerous executives, managers, individuals, wives, church staffs and pastors around the country and currently provides leadership for Greater Impact Ministries, Inc. as Executive Director. Nina currently speaks to several different demographics including wives, moms, working women, and other leadership groups.