Sandy Ralya

Author and speaker Sandy Ralya is the founder and director of Beautiful Womanhood, a non-profit mentoring ministry for wives. Sandy is a sought-after speaker on marriage for women's classes, events, and conferences in the Midwest. She has led Beautiful Womanhood marriage seminars throughout Michigan as well as in Montana and Uganda, Africa. Sandy shares honestly and humorously from her own life and marriage experiences, and she inspires wives to make lasting changes in their marriages with biblical, practical insight and encouraging stories while not glossing over the truth: marriage is hard work! When her own marriage was in trouble, Sandy was desperate for guidance and turned to God for answers. Through reading the Bible, prayer, godly mentors, and wise Christian counselors, Sandy received the answers and support she needed, and the Lord dramatically transformed her marriage. It is Sandy's mission to share the life-changing, hope-filled principles she learned with as many other wives as possible. Since 2003, over 1,000 women in West Michigan have been directly impacted by attending Beautiful Womanhood mentoring small groups and using the accompanying curriculum. Beautiful Womanhood: A Biblical, Practical Guide For Wives makes its official debut at the Christian Book Expo. Sandy and her husband, Tom, have been married since 1980. They live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and they have three grown children and three granddaughters. [+]