Susan Alexander Yates speaks around the country on marriage and family and is often heard on the radio. She has authored several books including Then I Had Teenagers: Encouragement for Parents of Teens and Preteens, Then I Had Kids: Encouragement for Parents of Young Children, Character Matters: Raising Kids with Values that Last (written with her husband John) and How to Like the Ones You Love: Building Family Friendships for Life. For more information on her ministry see www.yatesbooks.com. This article first appeared in Today's Christian Woman May/June 2002 issue.
Susan and her husband John have been married for almost 33 years and are the proud parents of 5 children and 2 grandchildren. They are especially grateful for the five great kids their children have married.