Popular Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany seems like she has it all — fame, fortune, and a wonderful family life — but things have not always gone her way.
For instance, a just-published excerpt from her forthcoming book, “Serenity in the Storm: Living Through Chaos by Leaning on Christ,” which goes on sale May 2, revealed a time recently when dark forces tried to enter her and her husband Sean Gilmartin’s lives.
In the book, she describes the difficulty she had getting pregnant with her second child, Nash, despite the fact that she and Sean desperately wanted to expand their family, even as friends of hers were getting pregnant and expanding theirs.
“Several months passed, and negative pregnancy tests were ample. As spring of 2022 approached, part of me began to worry. Why wasn’t I getting pregnant? I attempted to overcome worry by leaning on faith,” the Fox News personality, who co-hosts “Outnumbered,” wrote.
After a friend gave her a copy of Mark Batterson’s “Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge,” McEnany said she began to follow what the book was teaching and advising.
“As I tried to pray with expectation, Satan did his best to infiltrate with worry, doubt, and frustration,” she wrote.
McEnany expressed feeling “overcome with worry” about her ability to conceive a child when she traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma in March 2022 to speak at the Extraordinary Women Conference.
The music and other elements of the program at the Tulsa conference helped McEnany regain her focus on God and provided some relief to her worries, according to reports.
“Not long after that, she shared her struggle with Kathy Sparks Lesnoff, CEO of pro-life Mosaic Pregnancy and Health Centers,” the Western Journal reported.
McEnany wrote: “[W]ithout hesitation, Kathy asked if she could pray over me. I agreed, and right there at our dinner table, Kathy and I bowed our heads while she said a heartfelt prayer for God to bless me with a child.”
‘”The last time I said a prayer like this, God blessed the young woman with twins!” Lesnoff said her after they prayed together.
But McEnany was not deterred. “I smiled from ear to ear at the thought!” she recalled.
The Western Journal added:
They weren’t the only ones praying that prayer. McEnany prayed with her husband for a child when she got home, and she later learned her father’s Bible study was doing the same.
Just three days later, she took a home pregnancy test — and then another, just to be sure. Both were positive.
She recited a passage from her book on Twitter:
For millions of women, struggles with pregnancy occur for far longer than a few months, and for some, pregnancy is simply not possible, even though they pray with hopeful expectation and faith, as Sean and I did. ‘My heart breaks for these women, and I imagine the struggle can be incomprehensible. Why did God answer my prayers? I do not have an answer, for we will never know God’s mysteries in full while here on earth.
But I do know that Philippians 4:6-7 promises that God will bring peace to the faithful even when our prayers are not answered: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
.@DailyMail published an early excerpt from my book about my second pregnancy, which didn't come as easy as my first. It was a great learning lesson and faith journey for us.
As I wrote, "'For millions of women, struggles with pregnancy occur for far longer than a few months,…
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) April 20, 2023