Lisa is a native of Lawrence, Kansas. After moving to California in 1986, she met her husband, Ray, a machinist mate in the U.S. Navy. The following year they married. From 1987 to 1989 they were stationed on the island of Guam. From 1989 to 2003 they were stationed at various places on the west coast, ultimately retiring in Washington State. Lisa and her husband have two grown children. Lisa speaks and writes for military families, emphasizing the importance of a spiritually united family. Marriage is hard but a military marriage comes with an extra set of challenges. With the military family as the primary support for the service member, she stresses there is a correlation between a cohesive and spiritually strong and committed military family and a military-strong America. The overarching premise of faith is that it makes a significant difference in the overall well-being of military members and the families that love and stand beside them in faithful support.