Hi, I'm Stephanie Long.
I am a wife to an amazing man named Ed and a mother to two wonderful boys, Zachary and Noah. I grew up in New England, and moved to the south in 2014 when Ed answered the call to return to ministry. Little did I know at the time that God would call me, too. He is so good to always do more than we can ask or imagine.
I do not deserve any of what Jesus has given me. I’m still in awe that He chose to rescue me from the pit and redeem me.
I was surrounded by suffocating darkness. I remember thinking many times that I wanted to just curl up in a pit — not realizing I was already in one. Anxiety, insecurity, self-doubt, self-loathing, plagued my mind.
I prayed “the sinner’s prayer” at a conference when I was 15, but nothing changed. I continued to search for answers, identity, worth, and comfort in the arms of boys. I didn’t find it.
In 2007, at the age of 22, I married Ed. By 2008, we were ready to get a divorce. Then Jesus stepped in. I encountered Jesus for real, and nothing has been the same. He is taking me on a wonderful journey of forgiveness, healing, restoration, and redemption. Jesus is showing me who He really is and who I really am in Him.
He is inviting you on this journey, too. Will you walk with us?