About Miriam

Family: Widow of Robert Neff of Moody Broadcasting
Mother of four adult children, grandmother of three


Professional training:

Bachelor of Arts, Education, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Master of Arts, Counseling, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Administrative Certification, Secondary, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois


Professional background:

23 years counseling in public high schools, retired 2006
3 years teaching in public high schools, 1968-1972
2 years teaching in a university, 2001-2003


Publishing background:

Not Alone, Regnery Publishing 2017
Where Do I Go From Here? Bold Living After Change, Moody Publishers, 2012
From One Widow to Another: Conversations on the New You, Moody Publishers, January, 2009
Shattering Our Assumptions, Bethany House Publishers, 1996
Heart’s Cry, Tyndale Publishers, 1996
Sisters of the heart, Nelson Publishers, 1995
Women and Their Emotions, Moody Press, 1985, Revised 1995 (published in 5 languages)
Helping Teens in Crisis, Tyndale, July 1993
Working Moms: Survival to Satisfaction, Navpress, 1992
Devotions for Women in the Workplace, Moody Press, 1991
Discover Your Worth, Victor Books, 1978



Founder and President of Widow Connection, a not for profit ministry.
New Beginnings, our one minute feature, is heard on over 1200 outlets
Frequent interview guest on many programs including Chris Fabry Live
Sponsor of sewing projects for widows in Africa and Albania
Bible study teacher and seminar and conference speaker.


I became a believer through reading I John and observing the godly life of my husband, Bob. This was the most impactful decision of my life. The second most impactful was choosing to marry Bob Neff. As a 19-year-old bride we headed to Chicago as he knew God was leading him to serve Him through Moody Broadcasting.

While I completed my education and had a 26 year career working in public high schools, my career was more than that. As a believer, I knew I was salt and light in a place where the Christian light was fading. I am thankful that God gave me a love for teens and I was able to work with them.

Concurrently, my husband and I had two children and adopted two as well. Parenting was one of the greatest challenges to me personally and spiritually. We now have 3 adopted African American grandchildren.

While each person is greatly impacted by their spouse, I have been BIG TIME! My husband had a large career at Moody Broadcasting and a passion for broadcasting all over the world. I was able to travel to over 40 countries and see him ‘in action.’ I believed in what he did.

While parenting was one of the largest challenges in my life, another has been becoming a widow and living life without Bob.

I wish now to serve God’s kingdom on earth, in whatever way I can.


Miriam Neff