As former White House Press Secretary during President Donald Trump’s administration, Kayleigh McEnany did not spare any punches. She was renowned for her forthright demeanor and for rebuking the press when their queries were absurd.
Since the change in administration, McEnany has co-hosted “Outnumbered” on Fox News and contributed her unique flavor of commentary to cable news. Now, in a new book, McEnany describes the spiritual voyage of parenthood and the challenges she and her husband, a professional athlete, faced when starting a family.
McEnany’s forthcoming book exposes what she calls the darkest moment of her life, and a Daily Mail excerpt provides a glimpse of the McEnanys’ trials and the strength they found in Christ.
According to Conservative Brief, in her upcoming book, “Serenity in the Storm: Living Through Chaos by Leaning on Christ,” McEnany discusses the difficulty and struggles she encountered while attempting to conceive her second child, Nash, who was born in November.
In contrast, her pregnancy with Blake, who is now three years old, occurred “rather quickly” with her husband Sean Gilmartin. The couple made the difficult decision to expand their family in the summer of 2021, as revealed by the Fox News presenter.
“Several months passed, and negative pregnancy tests were ample. As spring of 2022 approached, part of me began to worry. Why wasn’t I getting pregnant? I attempted to overcome worry by leaning on faith,” she wrote.
But then a friend gave her a copy of Mark Batterson’s “Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge,” and she decided to practice what the book preached. “As I tried to pray with expectation, Satan did his best to infiltrate with worry, doubt, and frustration,” McEnany wrote.
McEnany stated that she was “overcome with worry” regarding her capacity to conceive when she traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma in March 2022 to deliver a speech at the Extraordinary Women Conference. Meanwhile, the fact that many of her acquaintances were announcing their pregnancies added to her concerns.
McEnany found solace in the music and other aspects of the program at the Tulsa conference, which helped her refocus on God and alleviate some of her sorrow, she said. She confided in Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, the chief executive officer of the pro-life organization Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers, about her struggles shortly thereafter.
“[W]ithout hesitation, Kathy asked if she could pray over me. I agreed, and right there at our dinner table, Kathy and I bowed our heads while she said a heartfelt prayer for God to bless me with a child,” McEnany said.
McEnany and her spouse prayed together for a child upon their return home. She subsequently discovered that the Bible study group of her father-in-law was also praying for the same intention. Three days later, she took a home pregnancy test, followed by a second one to be certain, and both confirmed that she was expectant.
.@DailyMail published an early excerpt from my book about my second pregnancy, which didn't come as easy as my first. It was a great learning lesson and faith journey for us.
As I wrote, "'For millions of women, struggles with pregnancy occur for far longer than a few months,…
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 20, 2023
McEnany announced the release of her book in a beach video with her spouse and a friend last month.
“I talk about the chaos we live in and how Christ is at work even amid the chaos. … I take us through the fall of Afghanistan, but then I talk about how the underground church is on the rise, and it’s growing, and it’s prospering,” she said in a video shared on Twitter, where she also said she spoke about why God allows “pain and suffering.”
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She also said that she looked at academics who started as skeptics but came around to the truth, that Jesus Christ is the savior of mankind. “They all started out as skeptics. … Some [set out] to disprove Christ and in doing so they came to the realization that Jesus Christ is the savior,” she said. CONTINUE READING…