Growing up in Amish culture, Sequim resident Sara Daigle said writing has always been one of her passions.
Daigle journaled often as a child, wrote letters to her friends and songs in grade school in her childhood Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Michigan where there was no television or internet access.
But it wasn’t until later in life that Daigle really started to write about her life experiences.
Seven years after she started writing, Daigle is about to celebrate the launch of her two books, “Women of Purpose” and “Dare to Love Your Husband Well” from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at King’s Way Foursquare Church, 1023 Kitchen-Dick Road.
Daigle’s books are both Christian-based devotionals that discuss life’s purpose and marriage.
After she started writing for a few years, Daigle said she thought she should turn her ideas into a book but never thought it would happen.
“I did not know I would write a book,” she said. “But when I started writing, I couldn’t stop.”
Daigle’s first book “Women of Purpose” explores the topics of purpose and meaning as a woman. She said it is a relatable book for women of all walks of life.
“Christian or non-Christian, I write about a lot of things that pretty much every woman experiences,” she said. “We all have those same questions of identity, purpose and meaning for life.”
She said she touches upon some of her experiences in Amish culture in this book and that many of those experiences influenced her as an author.
“It definitely shaped my writing,” she said. “Seeing the difference in the cultures of women here and there, and the results of their marriages, and finding the happy balance in the middle.”
Daigle said this book has 100 short chapters with about two to four pages in each chapter that someone can read each day.
“It’s not your typical devotional,” she said.
“It’s more of a blog post style devotional.”
Daigle said her second book, “Dare to Love Your Husband Well” came as a surprise when her publisher asked her to write a second one unexpectedly.
It’s also a devotional with 90-day “dares” or ways a woman can love her husband in marriage. She said this book draws from her 15 years of marriage with her husband.
“I already had tons written about marriage that I wasn’t going to put out right away,” she said.
“As I learned (about marriage) I would write about it.”
Daigle is not the only one in her family with a talent for writing, as her aunt is the best-selling Amish author, Linda Byler, with Sky Horse Publishing. It was this connection with her aunt that allowed her the opportunity to have her books published by the same company.
When Daigle isn’t writing, she is a full-time mother and homeschools her four children. She also has been a speaker for many women’s retreats and conferences, such as the Olympic Peninsula Women’s Fellowship conference at Sequim High School in February, with about 600 women in attendance.
In the future, Daigle said she will continue writing and already has ideas for several more books on mothering, apologetics, and a devotional book for men.
She said she has always had a passion for people, and hopes to use her writing as a way to relate to as many people as possible.
“I hope (readers) will be able to see no matter what they’re going through or how difficult (a circumstance) is, that that circumstance does not define them,” she said. “I don’t believe our present circumstance determines our future destiny.”
For more information about Sara Daigle, visit her website at https://saradaigle.org/. Her books can be purchased online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Booksellers at the Kitsap Mall, 10315 Kitsap Mall Blvd. NW, Silverdale, and on Indiebound.org.