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Sherry Surratt

Sherry Surratt is the Executive Director of Parent Strategy for Orange. She is the author of several books including Brave Mom: Facing and Overcoming Your Real Mom Fears, and Just Lead! A No Whining, No Nonsense Practical Guide for Women Leaders in the Church. A shoe freak and coffee lover, Sherry resides in Denver, Co with her husband Geoff who is Pastor of Church Planting at Southeast Christian. She has two grown children and two incredibly gorgeous granddaughters.

Episode 42

PCL 42: Leveraging Grandparents to Widen the Circle

Sherry Surratt, Executive Director of Family Strategy at Orange, talks about how grandparents have a great opportunity to influence the lives of the next generation through their grandchildren in today’s… Read More
How to Make the Most of a Family Adventure

Create A Rhythm | Family Activities

How to Make the Most of a Family Adventure

What do you remember most about summer growing up as a kid? One of the things that sticks out in my head is the summer I decided to eat tree… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

3 Reasons I Can’t Stop Using the Parent Cue App

My son and daughter-in-law just had their third child. At the moment, their home is like a three-ring circus of juggling, stunts, and acrobatics. Even now as I watch my… Read More

Create A Rhythm | Family Life

Winning at Parenting When You’re a Cake-Decorating Loser

“Could we sign up for a cake decorating class on Saturdays?” This came from my fourteen-year-old daughter as I stood at the sink up to my elbows in dirty dishes.… Read More
5 Questions to Up Your Parenting Game

Family Life | Make It Personal

5 Questions to Up Your Parenting Game

Here’s one thing I know. There isn’t a parent out there who woke up with the thought, I wonder how I could ruin my child today? We know you want… Read More


Why We Tell Our Family Stories Over and Over Again

The Story of the Ugliest Christmas Tree In our first year of marriage, I was still finishing up my education degree while my husband worked for a church as a… Read More

Social Life | Widen The Circle

The Other Person Your Child Needs

We’re miles apart connected through cell phones, but the smile I feel in her voice sinks into my bones. With me, through moves across the country, career changes, moments when… Read More
Basketball Goal

Family Life

Connecting When You Have Nothing in Common

I can still picture my daughter Brittainy as a bright, talented sixth grader. She could figure out technology with lightening speed, dribble a ball like it was attached to her… Read More

Special Topics

The Power of a Grandparent’s Story

It’s time somebody said it. Grandparents matter. We step in and dare to tread where even the bravest of parents won’t. We invite those little people to climb in our… Read More

Make It Personal

4 Easy Ways to Be a Better Parent

Many jobs come with at least a few personal benefits . . . like vacation or sick days; perhaps a maternity or personal leave option and if you’re lucky, even… Read More