GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At 44, Robyn Dykstra had already been divorced from an abusive husband and widowed twice. In the 15th year of her second marriage, her husband had a fatal heart attack at home, leaving her to raise their two young sons alone. Four years later, her third husband's plane disappeared and, after a heartbreaking two-week search, he was found dead in the missing plane.
Things got so bad, she recalls in her new memoir, The Widow Wore Pink: A True Story of Life After Loss and the Transforming Power of a Loving God (Release date: Sept. 9, 2015), that she had the local funeral parlor on speed dial. Now, 13 years into a happy fourth marriage to a man she met in Bible study, Dykstra wants to share her survival story with other women coping with the loss of their men.
She says, "Being widowed twice in four years gives me a unique voice to speak on the faithfulness of God, the power of prayer, and finding joy in difficult circumstances."
A powerful, down-to-earth and often humorous storyteller, Dykstra can discuss:
- Why it's never too late to find Jesus.
- That God will be faithful even if your life is a big hot mess like hers was.
- God has a plan for our lives even if we don't understand it.
- Grieving is as individual as your mama's chili.
- Why she refused to wear black.
- What friends can do to help widows they know.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author Robyn Dykstra frequently shares her life story and the lessons she learned with Christian women's groups. Dykstra was 32 when she began letting Jesus into her life and was 43 when she and her third husband Craig led a Bible study group for bikers. One of the members of the group, David, a single man who had never married, is her fourth husband.
AVAILABILITY: Michigan, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Robyn Dykstra, (616) 363-4608; Email
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