Ruth Schwenk is a pastor’s wife, mom, author, and blogger. She is the trusted author and coauthor of several books, including The Better Mom, The Better Mom Devotional, For Better or For Kids, and Pressing Pause. She and her husband, Patrick, are the coauthors of For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House and the creators of TheBetterLifeMinistry.org, which is home to TheBetterMom.com, ForTheFamily.org, and RootlikeFaith.com. She and Patrick met while attending the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. They have been married for eighteen years, have four children, and have been in full-time ministry for more than fifteen years. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.