"I could barely put What Happens When Women Say Yes to God down and when I did, all I could think about was picking it back up again. My heart leaped for the freedom I found on the pages, as I realized that saying yes to God meant saying yes to a life filled with extraordinary experiences in my ordinary life. Lysa TerKeurst has a way of bringing you into her everyday life through her writing. Her theme throughout this book is this: finding a holy God in the middle of life's mundane activities. Saying yes to God means saying no to myself and this book has helped me do that. Lysa has allowed the Lord to take her greatest weaknesses and turn them into her greatest strengths. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is looking to mature in their personal relationship with the Lord as well as with others around them."
— Pastor Cris Nole, The Way of Life Ministries
She makes her own decision to go natural or medicated. This may sound strange, but we see more natural births at the jail than we see with our clients on the outside. Also, after baby is born, she can spend all of the time with the baby while she is in the hospital. Her stay in the hospital is decided by her OB/GYN. It is usually 48 hours for a vaginal and 72 for a cesarean birth. For some of the babies, they are taken straight to NICU because of either issues of not having prenatal care and the lifestyle they chose before being arrested or because the baby is addicted to drugs. The mother can go and visit the baby as much as she wants.
After years of my mother’s voice warning me not to marry someone with stagnant economic opportunities, I too have asked my fiancé what he really wants to do with his life, what career would satisfy him. Because in my mind, no one really wants to work in a warehouse. He told me that he works to earn money. There isn’t really any job that would fulfill him, because the things that fulfill him are at home, not at work. He works so he can be with me, so he can contribute to our family, so he can pay the vet bills. And really, that should be okay. The man I love doesn’t define himself by his career; he defines himself by his relationships with those around them. That’s downright admirable.