Education

Bob Jones University, B.S.
Colorado Christian University, M.A.


About Ms. Hersh

Sharon Hersh received an M.A. from Colorado Christian University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the mother of two college-aged children and she is a frequent speaker at universities, seminaries, conferences, and retreats. Sharon has written numerous books such as Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon; Mom, Sex Is No Big Deal; Mom, I Feel Fat! Becoming your Daughter’s Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image; Mom, I Hate My Life! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally Through the Emotional Ups and Downs of Adolescence; Mom, Everyone Else Does. Sharon is also the Director of Women’s Recovery and Renewal, a retreat ministry to struggling women and their caregivers. She lives with her family in Lone Tree, Colorado. She hates to do laundry and has completed three marathons!


Publications

ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Ms. Hersh’s collaborative podcast and publication project True Sisterhood: http://truesisterhood.podbean.com/category/sharon-hersh/

BOOKS

  • Begin Again, Believe Again: Sustaining the Courage to Love with Abandon(Zondervan Publishing, 2010), click here to read an excerpt
  • The Last Addiction: Why Self-Help is Not Enough (Waterbrook Publishers, 2009)
  • Mom, Sex is NO Big Deal! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Pursuing Sexual Purity (Waterbrook Publishers, 2006)
  • Mom, Everyone Else Does! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Resisting the Peer Pressure to Use Drugs & Alcohol (Shaw Publishing, 2005)
  • Mom, I Hate My Life! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Navigating the Emotional Ups and Downs of Adolescence (Shaw Publishing, 2004)
  • Coauthor, Mothering Without Guilt: You and God, You and Others, You and Your Kids (Zondervan, 2003)
  • Contributor, Prayer Path Study Bible (Zondervan, 2003)
  • Mom, I Feel Fat! Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally in Developing a Healthy Body Image (Shaw Publishing, 2002)
  • Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon (Waterbrook Press, 2001)
  • Contributor, Women of Faith Study Bible (Zondervan, 2001)

SELECT ARTICLES

  • “The Thirst for More,” in In Touch Magazine, January 2012
  • “Only the Lonely,” in MomSense Magazine, November/December 2006
  • “Even Good Women Get Hooked,” in Today’s Christian Woman, July/August 1998
  • “Resurrection Face: The Addict and the Artist,” in Mars Hill Review 10, Spring 1998
  • “The Desperation of God: A Reflection on the Feminine Desire for Relationship,” in Mars Hill Review 9, Fall 1997
  • “Redeemed Failure,” in MomSense Magazine
  • “Changing Directions,” in MomSense Magazine

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • “A Terrible Turning Point,” Interview with Family Life, September 5, 2012
  • “Help on the Path: Embracing Surrender,” Interview with Family Life, September 6, 2012
  • “The Desert of Estrangement,” Interview with Family Life, September 7, 2012
  • “Breaking Free From Addiction 1,” Interview with Focus on the Family, August 6, 2012
  • “Breaking Free from Addiction 2,” Interview with Focus on the Family, August 7, 2012
  • “Sex and Sexuality,” Interview with Steve Brown, Etc., August 3, 2012
  • “Navigating Your Teen’s Emotional Storms 1,” Interview with Focus on the Family, May 8, 2012
  • “Navigating Your Teen’s Emotional Storms 2,” Interview with Focus on the Family, May 9, 2012
  • “Holidays and Addiction,” Interview with Steve Brown, Etc., December 3, 2010