Hey, friend.

I’m Amy Riordan.

I spent many years craving a deep connection with someone while secretly feeling like there had to be something terribly wrong with the way I was wired. I also didn’t know what to do with the immense pain I felt in my heart, so I continually tried to shove it down. 

When I started to build a deeper and more transparent relationship with Jesus, I realized that He wanted all of me–not just a superficial version of me. 

Now I know I can trust Him with every part of my heart. As I’ve continued to pursue Him, He’s healed me in so many ways. Now it’s my passion to help more women experience this life-changing intimacy with Jesus.

my beauty for ashes

“To grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The cloak of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He

may be glorified.”

Isaiah 61:3 NASB

Get to know me

  • I live in Pennsylvania and have been married to my husband since 2004. We have two children.
  • I have personally walked through what I write and speak about and am very transparent and open with my story.
  • I first started sharing my story on my blog in 2010 when the Holy Spirit started prompting me to share it. It was terrifying at first, but I quickly discovered God’s grace when I followed through with what He wanted me to do. (Read my story.)
  • I have been ministering to women in the areas of pursuing intimacy with Jesus, walking in freedom, pornography addiction, sexuality, shame, and persevering through pain since 2010.
  • I published my book, “Longing for Intimacy: Hope for Women Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction” in 2018, and my second book, “All of You: Hope and Healing for Women Seeking Freedom from Sexual Strongholds” in March 2022.
  • I have a bachelor’s degree in social work and am a licensed pastoral counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association.
  • If you want to read the “fun facts about me” section, scroll down a little further on this page. It was an interesting process trying to decide what to write there…
  • Last, but definitely not least, my heart is to help women experience hope, healing, and freedom in their lives as they pursue a deeper relationship with Jesus. I have discovered that there is nothing better than intimacy with Him.
  • Let’s keep in touch! I send out an email newsletter 1-2 times a month where I share life and ministry updates and resources. Sign up here to receive it.

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FUN FACTS about me…


Eek! Spiders!

I love campfires, nature, and
most living things except for
spiders. Many years ago I
woke up to one crawling
across my face, and I have
been afraid of them ever


Gotta love a good laugh!

If I’m tired and laugh too
hard, I start to cry and laugh
at the same time and can’t


Nature is my retreat.

I discovered a love of nature
photography in my 40’s
when I was forced to slow
down when dealing with a
chronic illness. This is still a
hobby I love.


Down for the derby.

When my brother and I were
young, my parents took us to
a demolition derby. To
everyone’s surprise, I’m the
one who ended up loving it. I
have gone almost every year

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