ABOUT MARIAN JORDAN ELLIS
Have you ever seen a street after a parade? The lonesome scraps and fragments that are left seem dirty, abandoned and trashed. Runover.
What a shift from the moment before when music trilled, drums beat, people danced and colors burst through our senses drawing us closer and closer, the goal to press as closely to the barricade as humanly possible. What fun! What exhilaration! What glitter! What a draw! And then... it’s gone. Passed. Done. Confetti becomes litter; songs trail to silence and the attraction of the crowd dwindles and dies. This is how Marian Jordan describes her life without Jesus Christ.
Fun, loud, colorful, cyclical, lonely and trashed. Her sharp observation of the party years, resonate with the familiar. Her transparent account of the lure of fashion, sex, booze, and approval chronicle the dilemma of “every girl” in today’s society.
Marian's powerful testimony of coming to brokenness and emptiness and her dynamic account of the gentle mercy and forceful grace of Christ who called her into his arms permeate all of her writings and speaking engagements. Whole in Christ and ready to tell any ear that will listen, Marian has a passion for young women who flock to the parade of emptiness.
She is a dynamic speaker that leaves indelible marks on her audience... painful rib cages from laughter, and mind-searing impressions of being so-dead-on to one’s private dilemmas. Marian has the gift of applying sound Biblical truth to the tender wounds of bleeding hearts. The girl can teach. The girl can relate. And the girl can move a wounded heart to change through an introduction to Jesus Christ, the Lord and Lover of her soul.
Today Marian is the founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries. She is an active speaker, guest lecturer, and published author. She is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marian lives in San Antonio with her husband Justin and their two boys.
Though she is a Texas girl at heart, she feels at home in destinations all over the world. Australia, Costa Rica, Italy, England, Lufkin, New York, Magnolia... she finds God’s beauty in every country, city and small town that she happens upon. So now, when she does come across a parade, she can soak in the excitement, and walk away content, knowing that the Master of Ceremonies will go with her to the next town, the next country, the next season of life. And that, friends, is the beauty of being a Redeemed Girl.