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About Anna Szabo

Welcome to my community of #TruePrincesses!

Here's the story of God's glory: He transformed me from being a mail-ordered bride to being a child of God.

I am a Princess. Wondering what in the world? You might also be a "Princess" because once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you join His royal family, becoming a child of the King of the entire universe. Since your Father is a King, you're a Princess. And so am I. This radical truth is the very foundation of my ministry. Yet, it wasn't something I knew growing up. I was born in Kursk, Russia to a single mother who didn’t want me. She shared with me how she got pregnant accidentally, went to abort me, but for the sake of her health, she couldn't undergo the abortion. She dressed me up as a boy and called me a boy's name "Anton."

The rejection I endured and my identity confusion led to devastating emotional pain, multiple addictions, two suicide attempts, two sexual assaults, three failed marriages, four successful college graduations, one award-winning book published, suicidal depression, and this ministry. Yes, Online Discipleship For Women was born as a result of a breakthrough, which followed my identity crisis. I will admit one more thing: I was locked up in jail for one night back in Kursk, Russia for being physically violent while drunk. I know what anger and rage feel like, trust me.

My mom never failed to remind me how unwanted and unloved I was. Seeking acceptance and being confused led me to some bad decisions.

In 2008, I came to America as a mail-ordered bride (no, I'm not kidding). That marriage resulted in domestic violence. After Prince Charming abused me four times, three Dunwoody police officers took me away. In 2009, I lived in a shelter for victims of domestic violence called International Women's House. In a foreign country, without speaking the language, I was homeless, hopeless, and helpless. Listening to Frank Sinatra, I taught myself English in 1.5 years and passed the academic English test (IELTS) on January 24th, 2011 at Southern Polytechnic College. After that, I was accepted to Georgia State University Professional MBA. At the time, I was working in Magistrate Court of Fulton County as a Court Clerk. In 2013, I published a book about my life story called "Turn Your Dreams And Wants Into Achievable SMART Goals!" which was recognized by Indie Excellence Awards and International Book Awards. That same year, I graduated with an MBA from Georgia State University.

In 2016, I got married to a Christian man. He filed for divorce four months after our wedding stating that he no longer wanted to be married to me and wanted to be an IronMan instead. That resulted in confusion and suicidal depression for me. During the divorce, God placed into my heart the desire to seek His truth about my identity and purpose. Through that journey, I discovered everything I share here. The most important breakthrough of that painful season was my #52Devotionals book. Every Biblical devotional included there came from my real conversations with God. You can get the free book on my homepage.

While healing, the six pillars of joyful living - faith, food, fitness, finances, felicity, and fortitude - were revealed to me by God. Online Discipleship For Women was born as a platform for encouraging and empowering Christian women to create joyful life by embracing God's word. It's the fruit of my painful journey from a mail-ordered bride to a child of God.

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About Anna Szabo - the founder of Online Discipleship For Women and creator of Six Pillars of Joyful Living
23

YEARS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

400

HOURS OF WORKSHOP FACILITATION

12

WORLDWIDE INDUSTRIES SERVED

7

GLOBAL PUBLIC SPEAKING AWARDS

Speaking Topics

Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - IDENTITY IN CHRIST

Identity In Christ

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Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - GOD'S PROMISES

The Promises of God

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Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - THE SIX PILLARS OF JOUFUL LIVING

Six Pillars of Joyful Living

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I just finished attending Anna’s workshop and it was a tremendous experience! The power of Anna’s workshop is her ability to, through her own experiences, have the group open up and share, which makes the workshop so meaningful.

Tom Hayes

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The difference between Anna and other speakers is wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to relate knowledge to your own life and the lives of others. Anna has a good way of doing that!

Deborah Daniel

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Anna’s presentation was thought-provoking and got my mind working. It was very interesting and very well presented.

Bill Ford

British-American Business Group

Anna taught us how we can improve our lives, how to set goals, and how to be more positive. She offered interactive templates that helped people because when you write it down, you make it real. I recommend Anna highly. This was one of the best seminars I’ve been to!

Ann Keys-Spencer

eWomen Network

I’ve learned how to manage emotions in business, especially decision-making. Anna was very engaging, kept the crowd involved for all 60 minutes, and I got a lot out of it.

Adam Soffe

British-American Business Group

The power of Anna’s presentation isn’t necessarily the material, although that is very powerful. It’s in herself. Her ability to draw people out, get them to participate, engage, to think about what they want - that’s what makes this entire seminar so powerful.

David Curtis

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My Story

Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - Childhood Trauma

Childhood Trauma

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Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

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Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic Abuse

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Top Christian Speakers - Anna Szabo - Suicidal Depression

Suicidal Depression

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Online Discipleship for Women by Anna Szabo - a ministry for Christian women

About Online Discipleship For Women

John 16:33 says in this world we will have trouble

When we come to Jesus, we get excited about going to heaven, being sanctified, loved, and accepted. Yet, we don’t get excited about the trouble in our lives. I was excited to follow Christ and enjoy His unconditional love, but when unimaginable trouble broke my world, I was devastated. And I was confused: “God, didn’t you say that you’ll protect and defend me? Didn’t you promise me lots of good things and beauty? This, what I’m going through, can’t possibly be good or beautiful. So, are you even real, God? Are you there?! Hello? Can you hear me?”

Online Discipleship For Women was founded in 2017. I was struggling with severely suicidal depression. God grew my faith and hope. He asked me to share the Gospel with you. My mission is to alleviate suicide among women by encouraging YOU to grow in faith and hope. My vision is to help YOU live a joyful life by embracing God's word. My goal is to make the Gospel practical and applicable to YOUR daily experiences.

Share this message with a woman who needs to hear God's truth right now.

HOW I BECAME A CHRISTIAN SPEAKER AND MINISTER

Troubles in my world were what aspired me to build Online Discipleship For Women. Through those worldly troubles, I grew closer to Jesus - the real God, not the Santa Claus kind of God, but the risen savior who has a special plan to use my story for His glory. I never had imagined starting a ministry for Christian women. Not only because I myself wasn’t even a Christian but also because something like this would be the last thing on my mind. The typical things I was excited about for most of my adult life were sex, alcohol, travel, night clubs, hairdos, and shopping.

How And Why I Gave My Life To Christ

I came to Christ in 2014, and He’s been working in my heart ever since, drawing me closer one day at a time. In the beginning, I did believe in the Santa Claus kind of God though: I’ll check the boxes for being nice and He’ll give me a fairytale kind of perfect life. Well, that’s not how things turned out for me.

I discovered the depths of the Gospel listening to the teachings of Randy Pope at Perimeter Church and reading the book of Laura Story called “When God Doesn’t Fix It.” Interestingly enough, the book was a gift for graduation from premarital counseling in 2016. And as I walked down the aisle a few months later, I was wondering why such a book would be given to me because my marriage - I was confident - was going to be God-glorifying and perfect since all the proper boxes were checked and I was marrying a good Christian man.

How My Faith Matured Through Trials

See, I had a performance-based view of God. However, He wanted me to be in an intimate relationship with Him and be completely dependent on Him. That fantasy ended as my new husband filed for divorce four months after our wedding. That’s when I read Laura’s book. I read the Bible, too. I dove deep into the Gospel and found hope and healing. And I finally accepted the “troubles in this world” realizing that God’s plan is good.

Just a few months after my wedding, I was divorced and discovered that there’s no Santa Claus God.

I also discovered that I have a sovereign, loving, kind, and understanding Heavenly Father who has a perfect plan I can’t see since I'm too close to my life circumstances. I don’t have His infinite intelligence and can’t comprehend how divorce, depression, and other “troubles” can possibly be used for good. Yet, I must trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own limited understanding.

Becoming A Christian Motivational Speaker

God placed this ministry in my heart. Online Discipleship For Women was born.

The desire to share the Gospel has been burning on the inside every day ever since. I launched my Christian podcast and started speaking openly about my story giving God all the glory. The feedback was so encouraging, and after the podcast was downloaded 30K times, I decided to also publish Christian videos on YouTube. My channel grew fast, and women were sharing how encouraging my content was and how it helped their life situations. I started speaking at events as well, and Johns 7:38 was the best explanation of what was happening:

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them" - John 7:38

Uniquely Equipped And Prepared

I do see how God uniquely equipped and prepared me to minister to women just like me: those who didn't grow up in church but do want to follow Christ, yet feel unworthy because of their past mistakes. I did fight God for a long time as I felt extremely insecure about my heart's desire for ministry. God won the battle with me, so welcome to Online Discipleship For Women!

I am here to be your community: to pray for you, to encourage you, and to follow Jesus together with you.

Please don’t think I’m perfect. I’m still a human with flesh fighting the Spirit daily. But I do love Christ and I want to share His good news with YOU. Jesus is my strength and guide. He inspires all this content. Enjoy my Christian podcast, watch my YouTube videos, explore my Biblical wall art, check out my collection of Christian apparel, download the free book of the devotionals I wrote for you, and send me your prayer requests.

Welcome to my community of #TruePrincesses!

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Poems From God

Spiritual Poems by Anna Szabo - Poems From God

Poems From God

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Christian Spoken Word by Anna Szabo - Poems From God

Christian Spoken Word Art

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Poems From God by Anna Szabo - How I Became a Christian Poet

How I Became a Christian Poet

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