Carol Rodgers Hill is a divorced
single mom by circumstance, a Systems Analyst by trade,
a genealogist/scrap-booker by hobby, and a writer by
calling. Baptized in 1984 at the age of 24, Carol has
learned to strengthen her Christian walk through consistent
study of the Bible, fellowship with other believers,
and committing to daily devotion time to build a personal
relationship with Christ. Carol is also Mom to Jeremiah,
a 5-year old with Down Syndrome. Carol credits her son
with the beginning of her "Faith Walk", when she had
to walk by faith through his 3 open-heart surgeries
at only 6 months old.
Immediately following college graduation
in 1981, Carol focused on building a strong career.
Armed with a BS in Engineering and an MBA in Management
Information Systems, Carol commanded high salaries in
Corporate America by working in the Information Technology
field as a Business Systems Analyst, Project Manager,
and Consultant. She loved helping people get "computer
literate" and had an uncanny knack for translating user
needs into the technical requirements needed by programmers.
After 15 years of literally "being married to her career",
Carol began to seek bigger answers. It was then the
Lord put on her heart that she desired to be a wife
and mother. Unfortunately, she didn't wait on the Lord
to tell her who that husband would be, so she picked
out her husband herself.
After being married only 18 months,
her husband had just left her when she found out she
was pregnant with Jeremiah. Carol was able to go on
maternity leave for 3 years by selling her home, moving
in with her parents, and building a Mary Kay business
to support herself and her newborn son. It was after
Jeremiah was born that Carol found out he had Down Syndrome
and a congenital heart defect. It was through Jeremiah's
30-day hospital stay that Carol found a faith that could
move mountains. Building on that faith, Carol continued
to study, pray daily and began to recognize God's prompting
in her life.
Through continued study of the Bible,
Carol began to recognize God's voice. One of the things
she was called to do was to pass on the message of God's
plan for women, in terms of sex and relationships with
men. Through obedience to God's calling, Carol wrote
What Every Woman Wished She Had Known at 15. About the
book, she says: "Being a late-comer to the Christian
faith, and a scholar of the Living Word, I wanted to
pass on many things I've learned that would have been
very helpful to have known much earlier in my life.
I may have chosen not to be obedient to God's Plan,
but without knowledge I didn't even have the opportunity
to make a conscientious choice. Our mothers didn't talk
about sex, and neither did their mothers. But God has
designed sex to be a beautiful, wonderful thing, which
when taken out of His framework is sordid and painful.
I want our younger women and young girls to avoid the
unnecessary pain I went through all my life. I want
them to know God's truth."