Marci is a married mother of two and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Her husband Arnie put her through college at the ripe old age of 30 since she squandered her youth on wild living in the far country. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University but she considers herself more of a theology nerd. She was a women’s Bible study teacher at Community Bible Church in Nashville, Tennessee, for many years. During that time she also led a monthly chapel service for women at the Nashville Rescue Mission (the Hope Center, for recovering addicts) and has been a guest speaker for women’s events and retreats. After a season of illness, she turned to writing.
Marci’s passion is to talk to people and write about the power of the gospel as it applies to our everyday lives—to be freed from legalism that we are so easily drawn to and the fear of man that blinds us to what true righteousness is. “The righteous will live by faith” (Romans 1:17). She is the author of Grace is Free: One Woman’s Journey From Fundamentalism to Failure to Faith, and two Bible study guides: But He Gives Us More Grace: A Study in the Book of James and At His Feet: A Guided Study Through the Gospel of John.Personal Site
Books by Marci Preheim
Articles By Marci Preheim
This Marriage Ain’t Big Enough For the Three of Us
Thursday August 8, 2019christian life • relationships •
Jesus did not encourage dishonesty in relationships nor did he let people take advantage of him for their own selfish gain.
Evangelical Stepford Wives
Tuesday October 23, 2018christian life •
The religious leaders in Jesus’s day were guilty of an extreme form of this type of rulemaking. They added more laws to God’s law in order to appear more holy to people.
Friendship Must Be Free
Thursday July 19, 2018relationships • women •
Sometimes adult relationships don’t move beyond junior high maturity. We need to recognize when to let go or give space.
An Appetite of the Heart
Tuesday May 15, 2018addiction • marriage • relationships •
Can we talk about sex for a minute? I mean, I know it is a sensitive subject but it is not something that the Biblical writers shied away from.
Love is Not A Bully
Thursday March 22, 2018christian life • pain & suffering • relationships •
Bullies may get their way, but it will cost them their relationships.
Sometimes God Hates Good Deeds
Thursday February 22, 2018christian life •
Just like the unfaithful husband who brings flowers to his wife, external deeds done to assuage a guilty conscience, or to justify oneself, are the epitome of hypocrisy.
The Consequences of Being a Jerk
Tuesday January 30, 2018christian life •
Accountability has its place, but much of the condemnation (aka accountability) I have received from people has not even been for sin.
A Labor of Love and Tears
Thursday January 11, 2018christian life • pain & suffering •
As months passed, my cloud lifted along with many burdensome circumstances, and the exodus of a few toxic people from my life (Admittedly, in some cases, I was the toxic person).