About Dara

Dara Halydier is an inspiring author as well as a national speaker at church conventions and retreats as well as homeschool conferences. She offers one-on-one mentoring to young mothers and others as they seek to live a journey of faith.

Dara is the Executive director of Abiding Truth Ministry, Inc., a 501c3 that seeks to teach, train, and mentor the next generations of Christians to walk with Jesus and live biblically with much grace. Dara writes and speaks on raising children, marriage, emotions, contentment, who we are in Christ, and related subjects.

Dara has spoken for twelve years in venues ranging from intimate church gatherings to packed-out convention centers. She learned life’s lessons the hard way: experience! The lessons she shares come from truths learned battling chronic pain and spina bifida, raising five boys with learning disabilities while moving over thirty times, and overcoming a past of abuse and shame to proclaim God’s grace, forgiveness, and freedom. Dara teaches with humor, wisdom, and vulnerability as she reaches out to encourage and equip the next generation.

Dara is the author of the Practical Proverbs Bible Study, a series of Bible-based life management curriculum and Bible studies for children, youth, and adults; As They Sit and Stand: A Resource and Guide for Teaching Your Children the Bible; Wisdom, Work, & Wealth, a 12-week Bible study about money management and attitudes; and Dancing in the Pain, a 30-day devotional for anyone experiencing physical or emotional pain.

Dara is proud of her five grown sons, four amazing daughters-in-law, and eleven adorable grandchildren. She lives in Kansas with her husband, Tracy; her Great Pyrenees dog, Sunshine; and a small herd of fluffy Highland cattle. She loves sunsets, chocolate, long walks, reading, and teaching piano.