Lysa Terkeurst Bio, Age, Family, Infidelity, Divorce,Tatoo, Health, Net Worth, Living Life On Purpose

Lysa Terkeurst Biography

Lysa Terkeurst is a religious author and speaker who has acted as president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is the winner of the Faith Author Award and has over 780,000 followers on her lysaterkeurst Instagram account.

She published her first book, Living Life on Purpose: Discovering God’s Best for Your Life, in 2000.On January 2022,Lysa announced her divorce on social media,bringing to an end her marriage of 29 years.

Lysa is a New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. She is known for the following books: Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, Made to Crave, and 18 others.

Her newest book, It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, was released in November of 2018. In addition, She was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as CNN and Fox News online.

Accordingly, Lysa has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

Lysa is a featured keynote presenter at more than 40 events across North America, including the Women of Joy Conferences and the Catalyst Leadership Conference every year.

Terkeurst has a passion for equipping women to share their stories for God’s glory through Proverbs 31 Ministries’ annual She Speaks Conference and writer training program, COMPEL: Words That Move People.

 Age | How old is Lysa?

She was born on the 21st of July 1969 and is 54 years old as of 2023.


Lysa is an author. Some of her books are

  • Made to Crave
  • Finding I AM
  • Unglued
  • Uninvited

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Uninvited Lysa Terkeurst

In Uninvited, Lysa shares her own deeply personal experiences with rejection in her book Uninvited. She faced an incredibly painful childhood abandonment by her father and is perceived as a perfectly toned woman one elongated over.

Lysa helps readers to release the desire to fall apart or control the actions of others by embracing God-honoring ways to process their hurt and know exactly what to pray for the next ten days to steady their soul and restore their confidence.

She also helps women to overcome the two core fears that feed our insecurities by understanding the secret of belonging and stop feeling left out and start believing that “set apart” does not mean “set aside.”

At the end of this, women are able to end the cycle of perceived rejection by refusing to turn a small incident into a full-blown issue.

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 Family | Lysa Terkeurst Father

Terkeurst was born and raised in the United States. Her mother, whose name is still under review met Charles, who proposed to her and in addition, gave Terkeurst a ring; a rare thing. Moreover, she once posted something about her father on her Facebook page:

Lysa Terkeurst Husband | Marriage

Terkeurst was married to Art Terkeurst. They lived near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five children named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke, this was before they divorced and started living separately.

Lysa Terkeurst Divorce | Art Terkeurst

On January 2022, Lysa announced on social media that she had finally decided to end her marriage of 29 years.”I now believe that the wisest(hardest)choice i can make is to stop fighting to save my marriage of 29 years and instead accept reality”,Lysa said on her post.

Lysa and Art first considered divorce in 2017 due to her husband’s infidelity and addiction.Court fillings show that Art spent over $100,000 on an ‘illicit sexual’ extramarital affair with a woman he met online.

“My husband, the life partner, and father of my children, Art TerKeurst, has been repeatedly unfaithful to me with a woman he met online, bringing an end to our marriage of almost 29 years.”

Lysa Terkeurst

Although the shocking announcement went viral, Lysa met with love, prayers, and support from her followers. After deep prayers and fasting about the matter, she said:

“When I first found out about Art’s infidelity 18 months ago, I made the decision not to divorce him. I had just finished fasting and praying for 28 days and really felt led by the Lord that I was to love Art in my reaction to this shocking news and trust God for every step moving forward. Was still committed to doing everything I could think of to make our story one of restoration, even in the face of the worst kind of betrayal imaginable. I prayed continually, sought counsel from family and otherwise friends and Art and I even made repeated trips across the country together for intensive counseling especially designed for marriages in crisis. But sadly, though I have repeatedly forgiven and accepted him back, he has continued to abuse substances, be unfaithful, and refused to be truthful to me and our family.”

Terkeurst Family Photo

She  made an announcement on her Facebook page on Father’s Day:

Lysa Terkeurst Children |Daughters |Kids

The couple was blessed with three children, 1 daughter, and two sons; Hope TerKeurst (born on January 31, 1994, 25 years old) whose husband is Michael Houser, Jackson TerKeurst, and Mark TerKeurst respectively.

Lysa Terkeurst Tattoo

After exchanging a fast smile, she continuing putting grocery luggage into her cart, whereas my eyes glanced back at her arms. Tattoos coated each in of skin from her small shoulders to her delicate wrists.

Images of hearts, religious symbols, quotes, and names of those I imagined she loved over the years. Woven together in a tapestry of flesh and ink. Some of the styles had a light with time, while others popped with fresh, bold colors. Forever inscribed with permanent ink from a tattoo machine.

It was obvious she had a passion for art … and a relationship with a trusted tattoo artist. However, If I ever needed to urge a tattoo, how could I possibly decide on one design? I thought to myself.

As she gathered her things and left the shop, I wondered about the sting of the tattoo gun and how it must have hurt. Lord, if I selected to travel through the pain, where should my special tattoo be placed?

God’s Special Tatoo

To my surprise, today’s key verse from Jeremiah immediately came to mind: “I can place My teaching at intervals then write it on their hearts.
I will be their God, and that they are going to be My individuals.”

As a smile emerged from my soul, I whispered to Him, Thank You, Lord, as I pictured my heart covered with colorful tattoos. Inscribed Scriptures placed ever so carefully with great detail. Also, engraved directions were written by the holy finger of my Heavenly Father.

Some had faded over the years. Weathered by life’s trials. Others were stained with bold, fresh colors. Some were recently tattooed as I had claimed new promises. It was a contemporary perspective right there within the grocery checkout line!

Something entirely surprising, but wonderful at the same time. A teachable moment. His heart connecting with mine. Originally, God’s teachings were written on tablets of stone (Exodus 31:18) and scrolls made of parchment or papyrus (Jeremiah 36:2). This was established under the old covenant.

Believers under the new covenant

But as believers under the new covenant, God has chosen to place His Word on our hearts, at the very center of our being, making it familiar and readily available to us. Furthermore, He carefully positions His promises over our hearts to protect our emotions, desires, and perceptions of ourselves and others.

As life moves on and years glide by, I long for the Master Artist to continue etching His Word on my heart until every inch is covered. Inside and out. I hope you do, too. Although these special tattoos aren’t visible for everyone to see, I know they are there and that’s what is most important to me. I can’t wait to examine my tattooed heart after I get to heaven in the future.

As I kneel before God and if I dare to raise, “Lord, do you have a tattoo? ” I won’t be surprised if He reaches out, and there in the palm of His hand, my name beautifully inscribed for all of eternity. A tattoo, of sorts, that may ne’er fade out or be removed.

“Can a mother forget her very little kid and not have a love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. See, I actually have tattooed your name upon my palm.” (Isaiah 49:15b-16, TLB)

Lord, Thank You for placing Your Word on my heart so that it’s always available to me. When life is difficult and nothing seems to go right, help me remember You are near and Your promises are true. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 Breast Cancer | Lysa Terkeurst Health

On November 10th, the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries had a double mastectomy after receiving the diagnosis of cancer in October. She shared on Facebook that she’s now breast cancer-free after undergoing surgery.

Lysa’s now home and recovering, and so many prayers are continuing to cover her and her family through this time.

She wrote on Facebook,

“Today my surgeon stood up in my follow up appointment and declared me CANCER FREE! They got it all out and nothing had spread. I’m so thankful and relieved and deeply moved by the outpouring of prayers that have carried me through the surgery and first week of healing. I still have a couple of surgeries to go so please keep praying. There were a few complications but hearing “no chemo or radiation needed” makes my complications pale in comparison. And please keep praying for others still battling through tough stuff by lifting up some of the comments in my last post. I love you all so much.”

Lysa Terkeurst Net Worth

She has an approximate net worth of $100K-1M.

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Lysa Terkeurst Quotes

  • Feelings are indicators, not dictators. They can indicate where your heart is in the moment, but that doesn’t mean they have the right to dictate your behavior and boss you around. You are more than the sum total of your feelings and perfectly capable of that little gift . . . called self-control.
  • God can take what Satan meant for shame and use it for His glory. Just when we think we’ve messed up so badly that our lives are nothing but heaps of ashes, God pours His living water over us and mixes the ashes into the clay. He then takes this clay and molds it into a vessel of beauty. After He fills us with His overflowing love, He can use us to pour His love into the hurting lives of others.
  • Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be in my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.
  • Rejection steals the best of who I am by reinforcing the worst of what’s been said to me.
  • No, it’s not wrong to need people. But some of our biggest disappointments in life are the result of expectations we have of others that they can’t ever possibly meet.


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Last Updated On:4th January 2023