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NavPress author Jessie Minassian named official associate at Focus on the Family

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. – NavPress (@NavPress) author Jessie Minassian ( has been formally named an Associate by Focus on the Family, the Colorado-based global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. In this role, Minassian will be partnering with Focus to create new content on a variety of platforms. She will continue to live in California and work with

“Four years ago, I was invited to Focus on the Family to record a Daily Broadcast radio program,” said Minassian in a statement. “In the years since, I’ve enjoyed every opportunity and interaction I’ve had with this ministry that had such a tremendous impact on my own childhood family, and continues to encourage and shape mine today. So when the opportunity arose to become an official Focus on the Family Associate, the decision was easy.”

Minassian is the author of 12 books, including the following NavPress titles: Family: How to Love Yours (and Help Them Like You Back) (2017), Backwards Beauty: How to Feel Ugly in 10 Simple Steps (2016), Unashamed: Overcoming the Sins No Girl Wants to Talk About (2015), and Crushed: Why Guys Don’t Have to Make or Break You (2014).

Added Caitlyn Carlson, Acquisitions Editor, Nav Press, “Jessie speaks and writes from a place of vulnerability, authenticity, and love for Jesus and people. We’re thrilled that she is partnering with Focus on the Family and look forward to the dynamic and important content she’ll be creating.”

JESSIE MINASSIAN is a popular speaker and blogger, and the author of 12 books and Bible studies, including Crushed, Unashamed, and Backwards Beauty. She is the “resident big sis” at, a Q&A website for teen girls. Her work for girls and their parents has been featured internationally through outlets such as Focus on the Family, Parenting Today’s Teens, She Reads Truth, Axis, Revive Our Hearts and YouthWorker Journal. She and her husband live at Hume Lake, California, and have two daughters. To find out more or connect with Jessie, visit

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