Michael and Hayley DiMarco

Hayley and Michael DiMarco form Hungry Planet books. Since their first book hit the shelves in Fall 2003, Hungry Planet has published more than three dozen titles and, as of 2011, sold over 1,000,000 books. Their newest title, Die Young: Burying Your Self in Christ, is a challenge to readers to die to self and live for Christ, in ways that are completely countercultural.

On their own, Hayley and Michael are award-winning, bestselling authors. Hayley is the author of more than thirty books, including Dateable; Marriable; Mean Girls; Sexy Girls; God Girl and The Woman of Mystery. She spent the early part of her career working for a little shoe company called Nike in Portland, Oregon, and one of the largest religious publishers, Thomas Nelson Publishers, in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2002, Hayley left Nelson and founded Hungry Planet.

She has been a featured guest speaker for such large events as Women of Faith, Precept National Women’s Convention, and MOPS Intl. Leadership Convention. She has also consulted on the creation and enhancement of some of the largest stadium events for young women in North America.

Michael has authored or co-authored a number of books including Cupidity; Marriable; The Art of… dating series; All In; Almost Sex; God Guy; and B4UD8 (Before You Date) which was the 2010 Christian Book of the Year in the youth category.

Michael’s background includes a degree in mass communication, hosting talk radio, coaching volleyball at the university level, working in digital publishing at the largest Bible software company in the world, and stints as a marketing and creative strategist for international organizations and ministries.

Hayley and Michael are married, and live with their daughter, Addison, on the shores of Old Hickory Lake just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.

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How does the celebration of Easter affect your eternal perspective? Michael and Hayley DiMarco, Dan Gaffney, and Bob Lepine talk about how the truth of the resurrection of Christ helped them walk through their circumstances with a bigger picture. View Show Notes →
Hayley DiMarco and Philip Holmes share their journeys of becoming debt-free. Brad Formsma shares some of the joy that is found in giving to others once you're free from debt. View Show Notes →
What do you think God wants us to have for Christmas? What about the Fruit of the Spirit? Bob Lepine and Hayley DiMarco discuss just what the Fruit of the Spirit is, and how we can acquire it. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco talk about how the fruit of God's Spirit can powerfully transform a person's life, as well as a marriage. View Show Notes →
Marriage wasn't going well for Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Then Hayley studied the fruit of the Spirit as promised in Galatians 5:22-23, and realized she wasn't tapping into the power available to her. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco, CEOs and founders of Hungry Planet, talk about Michael's descent into a gambling addiction and the felony that finally got his attention and turned his life around. View Show Notes →
Michael DiMarco tells how he became a gambling addict and how he rationalized his behavior and kept his secret hidden. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco talk about a teen's need to draw boundaries in relationships with the opposite sex. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco talk about the sexual culture we live in and the devaluing of virginity in our modern society. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco talk to parents about helping their children develop their own walk with God. View Show Notes →
Dying to yourself probably isn't at the top of your list of things you need to do today. View Show Notes →
Have you taken up your cross lately? View Show Notes →
When your kids leave home, what temptations will they face? View Show Notes →
You've graduated, and the next chapter of your life is about to begin. View Show Notes →
Stupid attempts at love don’t just happen when you’re dating, but also when you’re married. View Show Notes →
When it comes to love, are you an Albert Einstein or an Daffy Duck? View Show Notes →
The problem of homelessness is so large, it is tempting to just give up and ignore the whole matter. View Show Notes →
When you see the homeless man holding a cardboard sign asking for help, what do you really think? View Show Notes →
What do you remember about your childhood? View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco about the very real needs of the typical teenager. View Show Notes →
Michael and Hayley DiMarco talk about the 10 things parents unknowingly do that embarrass their kids. View Show Notes →