Author Sally Clarkson
Author Sarah Mae


This mom and daughter team forged a passion for motherhood, first working behind the Iron Curtain as missionaries, then across six continents where they trained on discipleship. Sally and Sarah co-authored Desperate, which chronicles the desperation the young mom feels, countered by the experience from an older mom looking back. Sally and her husband Clay co-founded Whole Heart Ministries and co-authored the Lifegiving Parent, both of which help develop homes where life, love and faith are cultivated and children are discipled.



Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe
Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae

Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It’s for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the “experts” have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.