Tammy Franklin is an Arlington, Texas native who is passionate about family and women. She’s been happily married to her best friend, GRAMMY Award-winning gospel artist, Kirk Franklin, for 22 1/2 years. Together, they have four children ranging from ages 17 to 30. Prior to marrying Kirk Franklin, Tammy was a single mother for 5 years, and knows first hand the hurt and shame of disappointing herself and family after becoming pregnant as a freshman in college. But, it was the added heartache of being ridiculed and overly judged by her church community that eventually led Tammy to want to help feel a void for young girls and women who find themselves in similar situations. Having walked through disappointments, shame, rejection, but also great joy, and success, Tammy now has a desire to nurture, encourage, and equip women of all ages to be who they are created to be. Believing that when women come together to share both their triumphs as well as their failures, an atmosphere of real authenticity is created! Connect with her on Instagram.
In this episode we discuss:
- Blended families – giving their kids permission to love everyone and be godly in the process
- Team approach that Kirk and Tammy take with their kids in parenting
- How Tammy raises her girls to think about beauty, confidence and purpose
- How to teach our girls practically to build up other girls from a very early age and not tear each other down
- Kirk Franklin’s music
- Interview with Tammy & Kirk on The Chat with Priscilla Shirer
- 2 Peter 1:3
- Tammy on Instagram
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