Always seeking to relate to culture, Alison Whitney has written many lectures and Bible studies for today’s women. After being antagonistic to Christianity, she discovered a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while in college at the University of California, Berkeley. Her decision to follow Christ at that time has shaped the rest of her life. Along with writing six lecture series for women of all ages, she has also written more than 2,000 poems and 1000 songs, with many being scriptures set to music. Some of her works include “Happy Little Scripture Songs” for preschoolers and “Poems That Tell A Story.” Additionally, Ms. Whitney has spent 52 years on “Esteem Etc”, a self-esteem series for women that will be released in 2019. Also being readied for release are “Women, Abuse and Esteem,” “When Life Is Hard,” “And This Is The Will Of God,” and two series on time and time management.
Ms. Whitney’s professional journey initially began at Campus Crusade for Christ, where she was a staff member from 1966 to 1978. During this time, from 1974 to 1976, she authored and taught “The Challenge of Being a Woman,” a 12-lecture study series, to more than four hundred women. News of her class spread, and she was invited to speak at retreats and seminars across the country. In total, more than a million women in the U.S. have benefitted from her efforts. Ms. Whitney then became the director of The Happy Place Nursery School, designed to allow her to focus her energy on her two young children. She also wrote a home-based curriculum for mothers of preschoolers.
In 1990, Ms. Whitney founded WhitneyWorks to release her lectures, studies, songs, and poems, and in 2018, she restarted The Abuse Education Network. The purpose of the latter is to help youth, men, and women in and out of the church learn how to avoid abusive relationships and get appropriate help when needed. She would eventually like to see it become a national nonprofit ministry, and is looking for knowledgeable and capable people to join the cause. Ms. Whitney knows the journey won’t be easy, but she believes the valuable suggestions she gives in her lectures will help others be smart and strong in what they do. She is very passionate about this endeavor, inspired by her own experience with domestic abuse. She spent eight years in Ann Arbor and 33 years in San Diego trying to survive, and has finally been able to cut herself free from those who wished to destroy her and once again have a powerful life of influence. Ms. Whitney knows she has a lot of work to do, but is glad to finally be in an environment in which she can fully pursue her dreams. She is excited about what is ahead; it will be the culmination of the vision she had in mind since coming to California more than three decades ago.
As a testament to her hard work and dedication, Ms. Whitney was named an Outstanding Young Women of America in 1978, and was included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women. Her professional designations include a Bachelor of Arts in humanities from the University of California, Berkeley.
In her spare time, Ms. Whitney enjoys reading, running, music, and movies.