The Author

Shelly Wildman is a former writing instructor at Wheaton College and author of the forthcoming book First Ask Why: Building Strong Families Through Intentional Discipleship (Kregel). Shelly holds degrees from Wheaton College (BA) and University of Illinois at Chicago (MA), but her most important life’s work has been raising her three adult daughters. She and her husband, Brian, attend College Church in Wheaton. You can learn more at her blog.

The Wisest Words Spoken at the Grammys

My early days of motherhood were the loneliest days of my life—not because I didn’t have people around me, but because I didn’t feel