just so you know: you are more than enough & you are not too much.
Ronna Detrick looks you in the eye. And she listens. And when she speaks, you can see her pulling down wisdom from St. Theresa to Simone de Beauvoir through the filter of her own lived experience, to give you a gem of grace – or grit. And, she can write – like a poet on a practical mission. Like a feminist with faith.
Ronna takes my hand and guides my words through a flame. We sit, side-by-side and watch as that flame licks away the old beliefs, the shoulds, the supposed to’s and the false narratives. The words that come through the other side are clean. Pure. Truer than true…and wholly mine. It is truly a sacred experience.
Ronna Detrick is a writer, feminist, scholar, mama, friend, renegade, and conversation-sparker (and sustainer). She wrestles faith and feminism. She leaps tall buildings in a single bound. She does it with grace.
Ronna never fails to reflect back to me the deeper truth of my own words – with grace, with love and with deft insight that meets me where I am in this moment, and then opens a door to what could be. I not only know my own story better, but I know my own soul better.
Ronna writes like a woman on fire with faith and love – she burns to help you see more clearly the life you can be living. I learn something about myself every time I read her work.
Ronna is the kind of spiritual leader I’ve been waiting for. Her approach is gentle yet full of strength. Her teaching is full of grace but never compromising. She sees deep within souls…
I have been blessed to receive Ronna’s generous, insightful, provocative feedback. That is her gift – to find the doorway that will take you deeper into the words that only your soul can speak. Her knowledge of that craft is powerful; the only thing more so is her desire for you to unearth and bring forth yours.
Ronna makes room for the conversations that need to happen. The stuff that splits us open in the best possible way + makes room for the bigness to pour in + pour out. The world needs this kind of magic more than ever. Big ups.
Ronna tells stories that are like quiet earthquakes. And the quaking heart of them changes the lives of untold numbers of women and our daughters. They break us out of the blindered mythology of the old stories that were created to maintain a patriarchal power structure. They give us the power to think new thoughts. They give us a whole new way to understand life and to know–and be–ourselves.
Ronna is one of the wisest, wittiest, warmest women I’ve had the privilege to travel the path with. I cannot imagine a more sage, humble and curious guide for doing deep personal work and answering the question of the call. I am blessed to know her, and will forever be grateful for her company.
Ronna’s work as a mentor is so effective because she’s trained in therapy and spiritual direction; provocative as a feminist thinker; and brilliant at understanding the practical steps.And of course, she’s done the hard work herself—she knows what it is like to struggle with claiming the courage to live boldly into oneself.
Ronna is a modern-day demigoddess. Part-soul priestess, part-tenderhearted feminist, her words are a divine benediction to all who hear them. She has an instinctive knack for prising you open with the utmost compassion; she helped me recognize my resistance to reconciling with the beliefs impressed on me throughout my childhood. Ronna is someone I trust implicitly; she is the perfect intermediary for this type of soul work.
Ronna makes my relationship to my own spirituality tangible, somehow; in dialog with her I can imagine God as the benevolent presence I’ve always wanted him/her to be. Nobody in my adult life has made me reconsider my own spirituality so provocatively and, ultimately, so productively. Because of Ronna I can feel my own faith underneath me, a hammock, a support, and I’m immensely grateful for this.
Ronna Detrick is a wise, winsome, and insightful woman. She addresses the matters of this age with foresight and compassion. She speaks to the heart…
Ronna is my go-to source for taking my exploration of trust and faith into action. She has incited in me an activation of values to the tune of identity shifts, truth telling and a deepening of my own self-understanding. Her work is a deep gift to you and your community. Do not hesitate…She’s remarkable.
Ronna offers the tremendous grace of bringing together the wisdom of ancient voices with her own arresting vision – full of depth, insight, and generosity. Give yourself the gift of a soulful connection to the women who have wrestled in their own lives to bring forth treasures still shimmering brightly for us.