Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Father’s Day is Sunday! A day to celebrate all the fathers in our lives. Maybe yours was not so good. Maybe even cruel. Neglectful. Abusive. Absent. Maybe Father’s Day is something you want to skip over. Please remember you have a perfect Heavenly Father who adores you. Loves you unconditionally. He thinks you are wonderful.…

During the pandemic I decided to read the Old Testament prophets starting with Jeremiah who is one of my favorites. There are those who think the Old Testament is harsh and God is angry and cruel. I don’t see Him that way at all. I see a loving God who is trying to form a…

I posted something similar on my Face Book page and I want to share it with you all. (I use FB to keep track of my family. I disagree vehemently with their censorship.) But last week when I went to the grocery store I was shocked by the rise in prices. I used together out…

Peter followed at a distance tells us all we need to know… Jesus had told His disciples that He would go to Jerusalem and there be killed. He told them He would be raised the third day. They just didn’t hear Him and understand. It was beyond their ability to understand, even though they had…

Just like everything else, progressive-ism has come to Christianity. Let me give you some bullet points about what they teach: The Bible is not the authoritative Word of God There is no such thing as Original Sin – man is basically good Adam and Eve are an allegory There are no miracles such as the…

What does Jesus look like? To be honest, we don’t know. Humanly, He was of Middle Easter descent so probably had an olive-toned skin. He was Jewish and probably had dark hair and dark eyes. I doubt He was very tall. So, humanly He looked sort of average. The Bible says, “He has no stately…

It is with great grief we hear of Ravi Zacharias’ sins. Another giant has fallen. As we grieve our many-leveled loss, let us come to grips with the fact that our sins are just as grievous to a Holy God. The truth Ravi taught is still the truth. We can be thankful that we have…

Dear Mr. President, You have cared deeply about this country and it’s greatness. You fought hard against those who seek to weaken our values, or destroy them all together. Our culture has changed. Our values have changed. We call evil good and good evil. We not only tolerate evil, we celebrate it. You took a…

It’s a new year. But my same face stares at me from the mirror. My same problems seem to still be with me. The news certainly didn’t get any better. I made no resolutions – I know myself better than that! The government is in a mess. COVID is still with us. Just because we…

What happened in Bethlehem the day after Jesus was born? We are not told. But we can certainly imagine. We know the shepherds went back praising God. The Magi had not yet come. Mary, just a teenager, was trying to recover from giving birth to her newborn son, Jesus. She had no female relative to…

Ruth Graham
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Ruth Graham

“Transparent” is the word most people use to describe Ruth Graham.

No stranger to heartache, she seeks to provide a Biblical perspective to her journey of faith. She is warm and talks openly about her own need for a safe place as she journeyed through her husband’s infidelities, her subsequent depression, her divorces, her teenage daughter’s two unplanned pregnancies, another daughter’s bulimia, her son’s battle with drugs, grandson's special needs and returning to school at age 40.

Although born into the "famous" Graham family Ruth did not feel she had a safe place to unburden the secrets of her life. She felt she had to project and image and wear a mask that she "had it all together". She had to meet others' expectations of her. It was not until a mid-life crisis did that she fully discover the unconditional love and grace of God. Her life's passion is to connect people to that same grace and love she found, no matter who they are or what sin.

Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows including: Good Morning, America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, Moody Broadcasting, Fox & Friends, CBN, Life Today and CNN. She has worked in publishing for over 14 years and is the founder of the Ruth Graham & Friends Ministry.

Ruth has three grown children and nine grandchildren. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her life Bible verse is John 1:16.

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