Hi – thanks for stopping by. My name is Tanya Marlow.
When I was seven I wanted to be the youngest published author, or a professional musician.
Or a secretary. (Being practically minded, I had a back-up plan).
Thankfully, none of those worked out.
As an adult, I’m passionate about:
- teaching the Bible so that it gets under your skin, ministers to your spirit and leads you to Jesus
- answering those tricky questions of faith that most people dread getting asked, desiring to show God’s grace and love to people when they most need it
- training others to do the above.
In the past I have been involved with pastoral counselling, Bible teaching and training people in evangelism and apologetics. I have been in paid Christian ministry for a decade, working as a Student Minister in Oxford and then as a Community Minister for a church in Devon.
Before going on maternity leave I worked for the Peninsula Gospel Partnership Training Course (PGP), as Associate Director, leading the course alongside my husband, lecturing in Biblical Theology and training Christian leaders to teach the Bible to others.
Right now I mainly read Bible stories and fairy tales and chat to my gorgeous toddler, as I learn what it means to be a stay-at-home mum and enjoy my baby boy.
I have an amazing husband who is a vicar (church minister). He blogs here. We defy most of the usual stereotypes: he’s very good at baking and flower arranging.
I studied English Literature as an undergraduate, and love words and poetry and crafting story. I like to think deeply and feel deeply. I love to write. (I also love to talk!)
I have had M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) for over 6 years. For the past two years (at the time of writing) it has worsened to the extent that I am almost entirely housebound, needing to spend a large portion of the day in bed. My energy limitations mean I can only leave the house approximately once a week, for a couple of hours. I have limited mobility (I need a wheelchair for outside the house) and I have limited cognitive energy (which means that I can only update this blog when I am well enough). You can read more about my response to this in Why Thorns and Gold?
But enough about me – what about you? Please do introduce yourself, say, hi, interact and leave a comment, tell me your story – I’d love to hear it.