Hi there! I’m Kelly J. Stigliano. My husband, Jerry and I enjoy life in Orange Park, FL. A blended family, we have five grown children, a son-in-law, and two granddaughters. They live across the land and in England!
I grew up in a small northeastern Ohio town and was a rebellious teenager. Within a five-year period, I moved through the statistics of being a pregnant, teen bride, abused spouse, and single parent.
Although I learned about Jesus as a child in Sunday school, I met Him personally as a broke and broken single mother of two sweet, but rowdy preschoolers. We watched God meet our needs day after day.
Growing in a new relationship with Jesus Christ, I had enough faith to enroll my daughter in Christian school. I wasn’t sure how I’d pay the tuition, but knew that’s what the Lord wanted me to do, so I obeyed. That’s where I met Jerry, her handsome, single principal.
He asked me out in November and we were married the following November. We’d each been divorced, so getting married was another step of faith. All statistics say a second marriage like ours shouldn’t work, but I’m happy to report that we have celebrated over 30 wedding anniversaries!
God teaches me lessons and I write about them so, hopefully, we can all learn together. No one benefits when we wear masks, so I try to stay transparent. I like to say that everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets have no doors on them!
To read some articles I’ve had published, explore the books I’ve contributed to, hear a dramatization of God’s story in my life from the “UNSHACKLED!” radio program, read about the topics I speak on most often, or see photos of my beautiful family, please visit my website, www.kellystigliano.com.
Life is like a whitewater rafting ride. You never know what’s up ahead, but you know you’re not alone. So just hang on tight, let the spray of God’s goodness wash over you, and enjoy the ride!