My Struggles God’s Glory, by F. Denise Wiggins, is a story of a young woman, Denise, fighting her way through life while trying to keep her faith in God. Denise shares her fears, struggles, relationships, love, and faith in a very blunt manner.
We are introduced to a young and pregnant Denise, who has no idea how to care for herself, let alone a baby. Her mother is the person who actually tells her she is pregnant, even though she is months into the pregnancy. The relationship between Denise and her baby’s father is far from ideal. And as you can imagine, for a teenage mother, it gets worse before it gets better.
The relationship between Denise and her mom is also complicated. Denise represented hope to her mom and when she got pregnant, as a teenager, that hope faded. This led to emotional and physical challenges for Denise. But through all the bad relationships, emotional, and spiritual setbacks, her mother stood beside her, even when she had to let her walk alone.
The author shares some of the most intimate details of her failed relationships. She brings the reader into the world of a young single mother with multiple children and of a married woman trying to build a family.
One constant throughout the book, is Denise’s faith in God. Even when she is questioning her faith and God’s plan, she still holds on to it.
For a short read, this book covers a lot of issues many women face. Single motherhood, dating, unemployment, family, and faith. It also reminds the reader, some of the struggles one goes through are self-inflicted, but all can be overcome if you have faith in God.