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Glennon Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of New York Times Bestselling memoir, CARRY ON, WARRIOR. Glennon is the founder, an on-line community where hundreds of thousands of readers meet daily to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction, recovery and connection. She is the creator and president of a non-profit organization that has connected countless families in need with hundreds of thousands of dollars in critical resources.

Glennon speaks domestically and internationally and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and other publications. CARRY ON, WARRIOR, Glennon and her philanthropic work have been featured on The TODAY Show, The Talk, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Glamour UK, Family Circle, Parents Magazine, American Baby, and Newsweek, among other television and print outlets. She lives in Florida with her family.

Entries by Glennon Melton

Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece

(51) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Your body is not your masterpiece -- your life is.

It is suggested to us a million times a day that our BODIES are PROJECTS. They aren't. Our lives are. Our spirituality is. Our relationships are. Our work is.

Stop spending all day obsessing, cursing, perfecting your body like it's...

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How to Really Change Your Children's Lives This Summer

(1) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 3:10 PM

"It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

- L.R. Knost

It's summer now -- and there are options galore available to our...

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The One Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

(26) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:57 PM

Last week I told my therapist that even though I'm too busy, I continue to say yes to new responsibilities. In my head, I mean nope -- but I say okay, because I feel on the spot. I panic. Every time.

use your words

She and I...

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Diese Übung macht Sie garantiert schön

(0) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 7:39 AM

Eine Mail aus meinem Posteingang an diesem Morgen:

Liebe G,

Ich fühle mich nicht schön. Ihre Arbeit lässt mich verstanden und weniger allein fühlen. Ihr Auftritt allerdings nicht. Sehen Sie schon so aus, wenn Sie morgen aufwachen?

Liebe M,

Ja. Ja, das tue ich. Es tut mir...

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The One Routine Guaranteed To Make You Beautiful

(54) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 10:48 AM

From My Inbox This Morning:

Dear G,

I do not feel beautiful. Everything about your work makes me feel understood and less alone -- except for your appearance. Do you wake up looking like that?

Dear M,

Yes. Yes, I do. I am so sorry to tell you that natural...

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Find Yourself a Maya

(12) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 9:05 AM

It was scary to wake up this morning in a world without Maya Angelou. When I opened my eyes, I felt like an anxious child who just discovered she's been left home alone. It becomes difficult to stay calm and keep playing when you're wondering who will keep an eye...

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What Not To Do At Your Kid's End Of The Year Performance

(3) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 10:12 AM

There were 150 kids at the concert today -- but I could only see a few of them. This was my view most of the morning.


Please don't do this. There is no stadium seating in school cafeterias. And so when you do this -- when...

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My Mother, The Angel; My Mother, The Warrior

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Every time you share this post, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $250,000, to the Global Moms Relay, to help improve the health and well-being of moms and kids worldwide in support of MAMA,...

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Der nächtliche Kampf: Die Kinder ins Bett bekommen

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 9:42 AM

Ich ließ Craig gestern die nächtliche Runde von „Hau-den-Maulwurf" [Whack-a-mole] (auch bekannt als Schlafenszeit) bewältigen und machte es mir um 19.45 auf der Couch bequem. Das ist wie meine Siegerrunde - auf der Couch liegen.

Der Tag ist vorbei, weg ist der Sohn, weg sind die Mädchen, vorbei...

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Getting to My Bedtime Victory Lap

(4) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:02 PM

I let Craig handle last night's round of "Whack-a-Mole" (bedtime) and settled into the couch at 7:45. It's like my victory lap -- that couch settling.

Day is done, gone the son, gone the girls and the the fights and the whiiiiines. All is calm -- Bravo ooooon -- sleep...

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This Brilliant Math Teacher Has a Formula to Save Kids' Lives

(6) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 9:03 AM

A few weeks ago, I went into Chase's class for tutoring.

I'd emailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home is math -- but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She emailed right back and said, "No problem! I...

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Hör auf mit Deiner Avocado auf mich zu zeigen!

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 8:03 AM

Ich werde oft gefragt: „Glennon, wieso lästern andere Mütter immer über mich? Wie entkomme ich dieser Konkurrenz unter Mamas?" Ich antworte darauf immer: Wenn ihr den nicht mehr wollt, müsst ihr aufhören daran zu glauben. Mit dieser Konkurrenz ist es wie mit dem Schämen - auch das existiert nur für...

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Las preguntas que salvarán tus relaciones

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 12:01 AM

Cuando era la mamá de tres diminutos, ruidosos y preciosos mocosos, había DÍAS QUE SE HACÍAN ETERNOS. Craig salía de casa a las 6 de la mañana y cuando yo veía que se iba duchado y planchado, me sentía profundamente dolida y asombrada por tener que pasar tanto tiempo sola...

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Die Fragen, die Ihre Beziehungen zu anderen Menschen retten werden

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 9:29 AM

Als ich noch Mama von drei sehr kleinen, chaotischen und liebenswerten Rackern war, gab es Tage in meinem Leben, DIE EINFACH NIEMALS ENDEN WOLLTEN. Craig ging jeden Morgen um sechs aus dem Haus, und wenn ich seiner frisch geduschten und gebügelten Erscheinung so nachblickte, schätzte ich mich wahnsinnig glücklich, so...

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The Questions That Will Save Your Relationships

(37) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 11:50 AM

When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES. Craig left at 6:00 a.m. every morning and as I watched his showered, ironed self leave the house I felt incredibly blessed and thrilled to have so...

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5 Ways To Secure Your Happy-ish Ever After

(20) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 10:50 AM

My friend Fawn, over at Happy Wives Club asked me to answer this question for her:

Glennon, what do you believe about marriage?

Um, WOW. Well, a lot of things. Here are five:

1. If neglect or abuse is present in your marriage and you are being hurt,...

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Our Kids Never Asked For Martyrs

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 3:34 PM

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because the world needs more people who have come alive." -Howard Thurman

I went to school for Tish's conference this morning. All is well enough. She's doing fine -- especially in her own estimation.

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I've Got Spirit, And So Do You

(62) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 11:01 AM

This piece was first posted on

It's been an interesting week for me.

Last Friday was National Coming Out Day, so I re-posted this essay. In it I said if Jesus were to show up on Earth for a visit anytime soon, my bet...

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5 Reasons Social Media Is Dangerous for Me

(14) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 12:50 PM

Since I'm a recovering bulimic, I have to keep a close eye on my relationship with food. Lately, I've been struggling with food a bit. More accurately, I've been ambushing food. Struggle suggests resistance and the problem with food is that it never puts up much of a fight. It...

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Quit Pointing Your Avocado At Me

(106) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 2:20 PM

People are always asking me: "Glennon, Why are other mothers so judgmental? How do I escape from all the mom-petition?" My answer is always this: If you need it to disappear, stop believing in it. Competition is just like shame. It only exists for people who believe it does.


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