About the Author

Mary is a writer and speaker who lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons – but lives because of God’s grace. She writes about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places at MaryCarver.com. Mary and her husband live in Kansas City with their two daughters.

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  1. Thanks! I’d like to think I’m amazing. 😉 I’m just kidding. I wish I had that self confidence, but it is always nice to have these reminders. I am looking forward to reading the book.

  2. I love this! I really struggle with self-esteem so much sometimes because I have social anxiety but I am working on overcoming it, but I feel like I’m not doing good enough, that I’m not trying hard enough, that I should be better at things by now, that my counselor must be disappointed in me because I can’t seem to get things quite right the first time…or the second time…or…

    As I was thinking these things a few days ago though, God gave me such an encouragement: The people you are failing to emulate have been learning for around 20 to 30 years how to interact socially with people–you’ve essentially started not even a year ago, and not only that you’re too old to really get away with testing out everything that comes into your mind and rambling about what you ate for breakfast like a toddler learning to read social cues and participate in conversation for the first time, of course you aren’t quite reaching those levels yet, but you’re trying and that’s what counts.

  3. I have a few sayings around my house that I keep in my heart. My favorite:
    “A happy marriage is the union of 2 good forgivers.”
    It hangs on a wall with photos of my kids (the girls on their wedding days, and Mark and I on ours), and our son with our dog (when he gets married I’ll add their wedding photos too!)

    I also remember that God created me. I’m open to Him changing me, and expect me to grow and change over time in my relationship with Him.
    That’s. Stinkin’. Awesome.
    I love that He knows me, made me, and can change me. YAY!

  4. I just started reading the book You’re Already Amazing,it sounds like a wonderful book. I have always had a difficult time believing I am amazing,my self esteem is not very good,when I was married years ago I was verbally abused,my self esteem was never the greatest,and after that period in my life it was destroyed. I am a work in progress,becoming involved in bible studies at my church and trying to be active in our womens groups,its not easy,but God is giving the strength to overcome some of my insecurities. God is in control so I know at some point it will all be better. Iam so blessed I have my daughter who is married to a wonderful man,they have four children,and my son is married to a wonderful girl and they have twin sons,my blessings are many. I had requested a free book for this study since Iam on a fixed income since Iam on disability,Iam so thankful that God did provde me with a free book,I was so excited!!! God Bless All of You!!!