Leslie Leyland Fields

Leslie Leyland Fields is an award-winning author of eight books, a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a national speaker, a popular radio guest, and a sometimes commercial fisherwoman, working with her husband and 6 children in commercial fishing on Kodiak Island, Alaska where she has lived for 36 years. Her latest book, Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers (Thomas Nelson), released January 21, 2014.

Latest from Leslie Leyland Fields

  • May 09, 2014

    Six compelling reasons to forgive your mother this Mother’s Day

    Some women have marvelous relationships with their mothers. Many women don’t. When Mother’s Day comes around every year, these women struggle with conflicting feelings. Hurts, past and ongoing, often cripple our relationships. How do we move forward without getting lost in the past? 

  • May 09, 2014

    Keep calm and take back Mother’s Day

    I’ll confess right up front, I’m a mother, and I’m likely a sap. I did actually dab my eyes while watching the online ad extolling motherhood as “The World’s Toughest Job,” because I believe it is.

  • Mar 01, 2014

    What 3 Oscar-nominated films teach us about family

    How do we escape the sins of our fathers and mothers yet still “belong” to our family? Three Oscar-nominated movies in particular take us on a family trip good enough to keep a journal.

  • Jan 24, 2014

    Forgiving my “worthless” father

    I never called my father worthless. That was his own word for himself.  I had other words to describe him. But in a way he was right.