About

Hi Friend,

I am so glad you have stopped by for a visit! I love to meet new friends and walk the journey of life with others who care about relationships, do-overs, being whole and doing our best to live in agreement with our divine design! If you are like me, you care deeply about those you love & influence and want them to be healthy. My goal is to serve you so you can empower your loved ones in their relationships and sexuality. God has amazing prescriptions for all of us, regardless of our story. Discovering His truth has taken many years and I’m still learning! I hope you will join me in the process.

It’s been a busy 27 years of speaking and teaching ministry. For my professional details, click the links for either my professional bio or curriculum vitae.

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On a more personal note, here are some things you might not know…

Carrie and her $30 Armoire

My $30 thrift store armoire, started pine, then painted and glazed!

Here are some things I really like…
Ice-cream (the fattening kind), soup on a cold day, candles, new shoes, sunshine, family and friends, funny people, a cogent argument, truth, history, the sermons of Charles Spurgeon, passion in action, teaching, decorating, gardening, the color green, a bargain (see armoire), my Bible.

Here are some things I really dislike…
Baby shower games, mean people, hot peppers, airports, plastic flowers, liars, death in any form, willful ignorance, telemarketing calls, bad hair, feminism that doesn’t help women and emasculates men, unpatriotic attitudes, legalism, evil, fake butter, ironing.

A few more personal facts…
Growing up, did you have it together? I didn’t. I was a good student and a happy kid, but was naïve about relationships. I was taller than most guys and my friends were all the homecoming queens, so I worked on my personality! My first and only boyfriend is my husband who I met in Bible school in Europe when I was 19. He happened to live 15 minutes away from my home in Seattle! So how did someone who felt somewhat awkward and was uncomfortable even saying the word sex end up teaching about it? Only God knows! I am still surprised at how God works in our lives. Likely you have been surprised by God in some way as well.

FamilyCaboAlong with many years of youth, family and marriage ministry, our five fabulous kids were the motivation to find answers on relationship truth when we were starting out as parents. Now four grandkids ignite still more passion for grace-filled ways to love God and love others. There have been many years of exciting ministry adventures along with life experiences that I hope to share with you over time.

If there is any way I can serve you, encourage you or remind you that you are made in God’s image, please allow me to do so! You have dignity and worth, straight from the throne of God! You are a man or woman of incredible value. If you struggle at times to believe this, remember this truth cannot be changed by your choices, your story, your wounds or others lies. Your worth is secured in God’s “reality” because He created you. Let’s walk together in God’s grace and experience the fullness of His power in and through us, as we learn together about the truth of His prescriptions for relationships and sexuality.

I am humbled you chose to visit, thank you!

Carrie Abbott

 


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Carrie Abbott Bio

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With 28 years of teaching, Carrie is a tremendously popular national speaker, author, and radio show host.  Her witty and fast paced style, combined with her depth of knowledge is one of many reasons she is considered a great communicator and leading innovator on the topic of relationships and sexuality.  She has spoken to people all across the nation, in venues as diverse as: state legislatures, churches, universities, youth events, medical associations, conferences, banquets, broadcast radio & TV, is featured in several video series.  Carrie hosts a daily 30-minute radio show called Relationship Insights which is heard on several stations and downloaded in 77 countries from CarrieAbbott.com.

As a founder and President of The Legacy Institute, Carrie is the lead educator and go-to expert on philosophy, theology and content for The Legacy Institute.  Carrie oversees research and development of all resources at Legacy, serves as a consultant to other organizations and authors and teaches nationwide.

With a daily radio show, “Relationships Insights with Carrie Abbott”, Carrie reaches tens of thousands daily with the positive truth about God’s design for relationships and sexuality.

A few more facts:

  • Carrie is the author of The Sexual Integrity Program, An innovative program used by Pregnancy Resource Centers in 49 states and 13 countries.
  • Carrie authored and is featured in The Biblical Blueprint for Sexual Integrity video series for adults used nationwide and internationally.
  • Carrie is the Executive Producer and one of the lead authors of Relationships With Integrity (a K-12 relationship curricula used nationwide).
  • Carrie is the Executive Producer and a lead author of Emily’s Club, a Jr. High resource for girls.
  • Carrie is the Executive Producer and editor of Kingdom, Power, Glory – a manhood study based on the Lord’s Prayer.
  • Carrie is the author of Legacy’s insightful Homosexuality and Same Sex Marriage resource.
  • Carrie is a contributing author in several projects including: Clergy Sexual Misconduct and a Technical Assistance Module for Federal Abstinence Grantees nationwide.
  • Carrie is one of the first recipients of The Community Impact Award from Families Northwest in Washington State.
  • Carrie has been in ministry since she was 17.  She has served for years in youth work, served 13 years with an abstinence program (8 years as Director), has trained hundreds of teachers nationwide, mentored young married couples with her husband, and spent many years in a variety of other ministry opportunities.
  • Carrie worked for Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer, and a securities litigation expert, and received her securities license in the process.  She also started her own event planning business, The Main Event, where she planned events, and weddings for eight years.
  • Carrie attended a variety of colleges, including Bible College in Sweden and England, where she met her husband Greg.  They are happily married, have five children, five grandchildren and live in the Seattle area.
  • Carrie needed more to do so she and Greg chose to home-school their five children for nine years, until she admits, “I just got tired” and put them in private school.