Jill Rigby Garner, heart education and parenting expert, nonprofit founder of Baton Rouge-based Manners of the Heart, is also an inspiring speaker, award-winning author, and the publisher of heart education programs and books for students, educators and parents. Jill’s deepest desire and calling are to bring a revival of God’s principles of respect and civility to our society.
Her parenting books, Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World and the Gold Mom’s Choice, Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World have been endorsed by Dr. Henry Cloud, Dennis Rainey, Focus on the Family, Dr. Kevin Leman and John Rosemond. Due to popular demand, she completed an extensive expansion of the original Manners of the Heart curriculum for grades PreK-5, adding more than 1,800 pages of new material.
A popular media guest, Jill has appeared on The Early Show, CNN, Focus on the Family, Family Life Today and hosts a monthly parenting segment on CBS affiliate, WAFB. Whether sharing the stage with Chonda Pierce to minister to women’s hearts or speaking to a small group of moms and dads, Jill’s determination never diminishes.
Jill’s contagious passion fosters transformative change in all who hear and read her words. Jill’s refreshment comes from quiet time in God’s Word, the study of classical Christian and historical writings and prayer.
Her favorite roles are wife to husband, Nick, and mother & GG to her growing family who testify to God’s calling in her life.