Meet Featured Sister Tina Marie Griffin

MG_3821-1357x1280Last year I found myself at a conference in Colorado where I didn’t know a soul. After only a few sessions, a group of amazing mom entrepreneurs started to form. Among them was a stunningly gorgeous woman who was on fire with a love for Jesus and on a mission to change the message our children receive from the media. This Hollywood actress turned ministry leader is exposing the truth and challenging our youth to go counter-culture! It’s my honor to share her story with you here — and give you a first peek at her newly released CD, Hollywood Exposed.

Meet Featured Sister Tina Marie Griffin

Business Name: Tina Marie Live!

Business Description: I created a show entitled Hollywood Exposed that I’ve been sharing globally for the past 11 years. It gives a behind the scenes look at today’s pop culture and why it’s critical that we make wise media choices. Basing our identity on Christ and not the entertainment industry along with how Satanism is promoted through celebrities and all forms of media, are just some of the hot topics I address in this live show.

Tina’s Story:

My mission is to reveal the deadly consequences of the glamorization of premarital sex, drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, cutting and other self-destructive behaviors portrayed in today’s entertainment. This Hollywood Exposed show educates and encourages the next generation to live with integrity and be culture warriors for Christ.

Showing the masses how to base their identity in Christ and not pop culture is the main mission of this ministry. I saw a huge need among the next generation to be freed from all the negative behaviors our world is teaching them to engage in. People were dying physically, emotionally and spiritually and I knew God was calling me to speak on the very issues of what was causing this huge deception.

How did this all come into fruition? My life went from bailing hay and milking cows on a dairy farm in Wisconsin to working as an actress in Hollywood. At the age of 20, I drove 2,000 miles west and enrolled at California State University – Los Angeles to pursue a film and TV broadcasting degree and start my acting career. Through college connections, I was introduced to several key acting agents and booking agencies who then hired me to work on a variety of TV shows, movies, music videos and live fashion shows.

My goal was to learn as much as possible regarding how the entertainment industry worked. Therefore, I networked and through these relationships, I had the opportunity to work on numerous TV shows like Jimmy Kimmel Live, Young and the Restless, 90210, Melrose Place, Roswell, Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, Lizzie McGuire, Drake and Josh, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Malcolm in the Middle. [Read more…]

Why Good Moms Make Great Leaders

Think you have what it takes to be a great leader? If you’re a mom, I’d say you probably do. Somewhere between diapers and diplomas, most moms develop leadership skills that rival any CEO. They earn their honorary degrees on the campus of motherhood. And they’re as competent as their colleagues in the corporate cubicle. Excuse me a moment while I make some assumptions and generalizations. I realize that there are some moms out there who haven’t quite learned these lessons…but I’m not talking about them. I’m talking about YOU! And I want you to know that you’ve got everything it takes to be a great leader.

10 Reasons Moms Make Great Leaders

1. We know how to foster growth. Our job as mothers is to train them up in the way they should go. Whether we’re correcting or conversing, every interaction we have with our children is part of the plan to help them grow and succeed. Wouldn’t it be lovely if every boss felt the same way about helping employees grow?

2. We’ve learned to embrace change. So maybe we cry on the first day of kindergarten and the entire summer before college…but somewhere along the line we accept the fact that change is a good thing. Leaders who recognize this truth are the ones who innovate and evolve in the shifting marketplace.

3. We protect our people. I dare you to say something slanderous about my child or treat her unjustly. I’ll tear you to pieces. (Well, not really.) But at the very least, I’ll make sure my child never has to experience your mean spirit again. Great leaders stand behind their people like an angry mamma.

4. We’re great listeners. I used to think good parenting was about saying all the right things. Now I know it’s more about listening and responding appropriately to each child’s needs. It’s about knowing when to follow the rules and when to follow your heart. And letting my kids come to their own conclusions at times. Imagine if our world leaders listened like that. [Read more…]

Five Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

 

 

Moms know guilt. We wear it like a tattered old sweater we refuse to part with. We carry it with us like a dark cloud that threatens our happiness. And we reluctantly but faithfully accept it from strangers, causing us second-guess our every move.

Guilt can be helpful if it causes you to be a better person. But, if you’re like me, you take on a lot of guilt that doesn’t do anything but create stress and anxiety. That’s because we feel guilty about things that don’t deserve our attention. Here are five things I’ve decided I no longer need to feel guilty about – and I’m hoping you will join me!

Five Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About

1. Your parenting style. Being a mom is a journey comprised of a million decisions. Breastfeed or bottle feed? Vaccinations or not? Homeschool or public school? It seems no matter what you choose, you attract critics and haters. Family, friends and total strangers weigh in on your abilities as a parent. Even your children evaluate your skills and tell you what you’re doing wrong (maybe that’s just my children!). But guess what? It’s your job to make those decisions and you’re not getting fired any time soon. God gave your children to you for a reason – and he will equip you to be the best mom you can be to them. So make your choices based on what you feel is best at the moment and don’t look back.

2. Your work choices. Are you a member of Team LeanIn or Team StayAtHomeMom? A lot of moms feel like they need to take sides. I happen to fall somewhere in the middle, which makes it difficult to have allegiance to either team. But there are some maniacal fans on both sides and they can make you question your choices. One minute you feel guilty for not being home with your children and the next minute you feel guilty for “wasting” your master’s degree. Remember, God created YOU to be unique. He has very specific plans for you – and they don’t involve following the crowd. So, take heart and know that if your choices are in alignment with God’s plan there’s no reason to feel guilty. [Read more…]