“Always Forward” is Gil’s motto. His desire is to share heartfelt concern for people during life’s testing challenges through the eyes of Christ. Gil spent 30 years in the property / casualty insurance business which provided a real world prospective to his present career as a counselor. Gil has pastored, lead small groups, raised teenagers, seen them launched as well as crash. He is a co-author of Restored and Remarried with his wife Brenda, about their personal story of blending a step family of 7 kids.
Their ministry, Restored and Remarried grew from sharing their own story. They have encouraged blended family couples via TV and radio, live seminars, workshops, intensives, and retreats. They produced a DVD to accompany their small group materials for stepfamilies and a podcast series to encourage others in their journey offering practical tools. They offer “tips, tools and tingles” through their Social Media outlets.
The Stuart’s are a counselor / coach team in the areas of marriage / remarriage and stepfamily dynamics. Gil especially loves to encourage stepdads by letting them know they are in good company with a “dude by the name of Joseph” who happened to be Jesus’ stepdad. Another tool of encouragement is Gil’s video series – Unsung Hero’s - an 8 part series dedicated to men being a dad in the stepfamily arena.
Gil and Brenda live in Brush Prairie, WA on a little lane called Glory Road. They lovingly refer to their seven kids as “Those People” and they have the pleasure of feeding sugar to a few grandkids.