Lysa TerKeurst - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Books

Lysa TerKeurst

Facts About Lysa TerKeurst

Celebrated Name Lysa TerKeurst
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Lysa TerKeurst
Birth Name Lysa TerKeurst
Birth Date 1969-07-21
Gender Female
Profession Author
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Tallahassee, Florida
Nationality American
Ethnicity American-White
Siblings 1
Sisters 1
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Cancer
University Furman University
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Children 5; Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke
Husband Art Terkeurst
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $100K - $1 Million
Source of Wealth Books Career
Height 4 feet 9 inches
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
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Lysa TerKeurst is a speaker as well as an author of Christian non-fiction who is famous for writing many books including the #1 New York Times bestseller "Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely" and "Forgiving What You Can't Forget". She is also known for being the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. In the year 2015, she published a book for children, "Win or Lose, I Love You!", which was illustrated by Jana Christy.

What is Lysa TerKeurst Famous For?

  • Being an American speaker and author of Christian non-fiction. 
  • Being the president of 'Proverbs 31 Ministries'.

What Nationality is Lysa TerKeurst?

Lysa TerKeurst took birth on 21st July in the year 1969 which makes her the present age of 52. She is from Tallahassee, Florida, the USA. Her parents divorced when she was in middle school. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is American-White. Her race is White. She has a sibling; a sister who is no more in this world. Initially, she had a faith in Christianity religion but later, she gave up on her faith when her 16-month-old sister died. She was born to her father, Charles, and her mother whose name is still a mystery. Cancer is her zodiac sign as per her birth date. 

About her education, Lysa went to attend Furman University in South Carolina from where she graduated. 

Lysa TerKeurst Career Timeline

  • Lysa is the president of 'Proverbs 31 Ministries'. It began as a small newsletter published in 1994 by Jennifer McHugh but expanded in 1995 when TerKeurst and Marybeth Whalen got involved. She led the newsletter to be transformed into Proverbs 31 Ministries reaching millions of women daily with Biblical truth and wisdom.

Lysa is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries


  • In the year 2000, she released her first book "Living Life on Purpose: Discovering God's Best for Your Life". Out of her many books, her several books have been New York Times bestsellers including 'It's Not Supposed to Be This Way', 'Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions', 'Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely', 'Forgiving What You Can't Forget', and 'The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands'. 
  • One of her book "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way" was on the New York Times bestseller list for 13 weeks; "Uninvited" was on the New York Times bestseller list for 31 weeks; "The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands" was on the New York Times bestseller list for six weeks.  
  • A review for her 2014 book The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands reads, "TerKeurst's often self-deprecating humor and ability to be vulnerable, combined with insightful Bible references, make this a book women can relate to in a hundred little ways each day". 
  • She published a book for children, "Win or Lose, I Love You!" in 2015. 
  • About her 2018 book "It's Not Supposed to Be This Way", Publishers Weekly noted, "[h]er transparency, wit, and spiritual insight make this skillfully crafted volume feel like time spent in honest conversation with a trusted friend". 
  • Publishers Weekly gave the 2020 book "Forgiving What You Can't Forget: Discover How to Move On, Make Peace with Painful Memories, and Create a Life That’s Beautiful Again" a positive review, noting, "TerKeurst’s fans will love this stirring, realistic look at confronting the arduous aspects of forgiveness". 

Lysa TerKeurst Books

  • What Happens When Women Walk in Faith: Trusting God Takes You to Amazing Places. Harvest House. 2005. 
  • Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl. Zondervan, 2009. 
  • Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food. Thomas Nelson, 2010. 
  • Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions. Thomas Nelson, 2012. 
  • The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands. Thomas Nelson, 2014. 
  • Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely. Thomas Nelson, 2016. 
  • Finding I AM. Lifeway Church Resources, 2017. 
  • What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Harvest House Publishers, 2017. 
  • Embraced: 100 Devotions to Know God Is Holding You Close. Thomas Nelson, 2018. 
  • It's Not Supposed to Be This Way. Thomas Nelson, 2018. 
  • Trustworthy - Bible Study Book: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God. Lifeway Church Resources, 2019. 
  • Forgiving What You Can't Forget. Thomas Nelson, 2020. 
  • Win or Lose, I Love You. Tommy Nelson, 2015.Encouragement for Today: Devotions for Everyday Living. Zondervan, 2013. With Renee Swope and Samantha Evilsizer.

Lysa TerKeurst, an American author


Who is Lysa TerKeurst married to?

Lysa TerKeurst was a married woman. She tied a knot with her husband, Art TerKeurst. She is a mother of five children namely Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke. Back in 2008, she published an essay about an abortion she had before her marriage. Due to the unfaithful and abused substances of Art, they split and later again they reconciled. They renewed their vows in December 2018 near their home in Waxhaw, N.C. Recently, in January of 2022, Lysa announced on social media that she had finally decided to end their marriage. "I now believe the wisest (and hardest) choice I can make is to stop fighting to save my marriage of 29 years and, instead, accept reality." Although the shocking announcement went viral, Lysa was met with love, prayers, and support from her followers. After deep prayers and fasting about the matter, she said: "When I first found out about Art’s infidelity 18 months ago, I made the decision not to divorce him. I had just finished fasting and praying for 28 days and really felt led by the Lord that I was to love Art in my reaction to this shocking news and trust God for every step moving forward. Was still committed to doing everything I could think of to make our story one of restoration, even in the face of the worst kind of betrayal imaginable. I prayed continually, sought counsel from family and otherwise friends, and Art and I even made repeated trips across the country together for intensive counseling especially designed for marriages in crisis. But sadly, though I have repeatedly forgiven and accepted him back, he has continued to abuse substances, be unfaithful, and refused to be truthful to me and our family." She is leading a single life happily without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Lysa TerKeurst and her husband Art TerKeurst


How much is Lysa TerKeurst Net Worth?

Lysa TerKeurst is a successful author who has published several books during her career timeline. The net worth of Lysa TerKeurst is estimated to have between $100K-$1 Million as of 2022. Her main source of wealth is from her professional work i.e book career as an author. Her exact salary and career earnings have not been disclosed yet but there is no doubt in the mind of her followers that she is making a cool amount of money from her work. 

How tall is Lysa TerKeurst?

Lysa TerKeurst is a beautiful woman with a glowing face and a charming smile attracting a lot of people towards her. She stands at the perfect height of 4 feet 9 inches. Back then, she had a double mastectomy after receiving the diagnosis of cancer in October. She shared on Facebook that she’s now breast cancer-free after undergoing surgery. At present, she has recovered. She wrote on Facebook, "Today my surgeon stood up in my follow-up appointment and declared me CANCER FREE! They got it all out and nothing had spread. I’m so thankful and relieved and deeply moved by the outpouring of prayers that have carried me through the surgery and the first week of healing. I still have a couple of surgeries to go so please keep praying. There were a few complications but hearing “no chemo or radiation needed” makes my complications pale in comparison. And please keep praying for others still battling through tough stuff by lifting up some of the comments in my last post. I love you all so much." Her body type is average. Her body measurements alongside her weight have not been disclosed yet. She has a pair of light brown eyes color and her hair color is dark brown.

Trivias About Lysa TerKeurst You Need To Know.

  • She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries.
  • In 2015, she published a book for children, "Win or Lose, I Love You!", which was illustrated by Jana Christy.
  • Cancer is her Zodiac sign.
  • She has a sister who is not in this world.
  • She graduated from Furman University in South Carolina.