Meet the Author

Hi there, I'm Sunny Shell and I'm an extremely grateful daughter of the LORD God Almighty.

I am a wife to an incredibly godly man, who God has filled with love, kindness, wisdom and much mercy. My husband is my best friend... and there's nothing anyone on this earth knows about me more than him. He is my Second Love.

I have been blessed by God to be the Mama of the two sons Jesus spoke of in Matthew 21:28-32. Our oldest is 21 and a Junior in college, while our youngest is 19 and a Freshman in college. They are both strong-willed and where both trained up in the loving discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4), yet the older has chosen to receive it well (Heb 12:11) while our younger has chosen to disdain it. If you think of it, please pray for them both: that our oldest son will continue growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and our youngest son, our prodigal, will receive the love of God in truth and in spirit.

I am also blessed to be a stay-at-home-mom, teacher, exhorter, discipler, ex-school volunteer, blogger, and writer.

I've labored for the Lord in Women's Ministry for nearly 20 years: teaching Bible studies, writing/acting/directing skits for Children's and  Women's Ministry retreats, and discipling women and young girls for ages 11 and up. I've also taught and led family groups for Student Ministry Sunday School classes, retreats and missions trips and am presently writing my first book, "My Second Love: A Study of Biblical Submission and The Proverbs 31 Woman."

A bit about my marriage...
My marriage is beyond amazing right now, but it hasn't always been this way. My darling and I didn't start our marriage fully trusting God. In our immaturity, we were deceived into believing that we only had to trust God for the "big" things in life, but were smart enough to handle all the rest ourselves. Naturally, we discovered how beyond wrong we were as our marriage began to deteriorate right away.

The first three to five years were very strenuous and we nearly divorced within our first year of marriage. I was raised by Korean-Buddhist parents who had a very difficult time with me after I became the only Christian in my family since age four.

My darling husband was sadly raised in a falsely "Christian" home where he was taught "God wants you to be happy, no matter what." My darling husband was then traumatized by his parents divorce, and multiple marriages and divorces by both parents thereafter.

As you can see, neither of us were raised in godly homes and had no concept of what a true and healthy biblical marriage (or family) looked like. After seriously contemplating divorce, we both agreed, that no matter how much we didn't like each other at that time, we would choose to love each other all the time, just as Christ our God has loved us. Divorce was off the table and we would both pursue to honor and trust God in and for everything. It was still very difficult for both of us to die to ourselves and completely relinquish the horrors of our upbringings, but by Christ's strength; we were able to rise above the ashes of our past and soar in the faith God has so graciously and abundantly granted us in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A bit about family...
Through this tumultuous time in our marriage, God taught us that we needed to be "clean slates" and throw out everything we'd known before and start anew with Him. So we began to read and study Scripture as if our lives depended on it; because we finally realized that it did. We devoured any book, any magazine and any anything God brought our way to help us honor Him in all things and to raise our children in the love and admonition of the Lord so they would have what neither of us ever did; a family where love for Christ is preeminent.

A bit about parenting...
By God's grace we both strive to live our utmost for God's highest and teach our children the same. We still make lots of mistakes and apologize to our children often, always pointing them to the Cross of Christ and looking only to Him for perfection and full life satisfaction.

A bit about my writing...
I blog on my personal website, Abandoned to Christ where I write about all things pertaining to obedience and love to God in this life through the power of Jesus Christ.  I used to write for with two columns: Christian Worldview (national) and Christian Marriage (local) until their ads became increasingly sensual. I'm slowly moving my published articles here so you can read them in God-honoring medium.

I am currently a blogger at The Christian Post and you can find my articles here: The Christian Post Blogs.

A bit about my heart...
I am a just one. One of many blessed and dearly loved children of God. Who day by day, hope to see more of Jesus revealed in my life, than me. My greatest desire is for my life to be something beautiful to the Lord (Mark 14:6). I don't have any "great" plans or goals for my life. I just want to make God smile and contribute any amount of joy and gladness to His heart, no matter how small that may be.

What do I write about? I write about my faith, marriage, biblical submission, child training, friendships, evangelism, my battle with a rare metabolic disease for the past nine years...and anything in between.

I try to keep it real, while keeping it pure, to keep it praiseworthy (Ephesians 4:29, Philippians 4:8-9)

I'd love for you to journey along with me as I share my life lessons, life struggles and life victories found only in Jesus. And I'd like to hear your stories too.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments regarding your faith, life struggles (especially as a wife or Mama), or regarding any of my articles.

May God's grace and peace saturate your life today.♥
"And the world is passing away along with its desires,
but whoever does the will of God abides forever."
~1 John 2:17, ESV