Marie Osborne is a bible teacher, writer, and speaker passionate about helping overwhelmed women find rest in Christ. She is a huge fan of cold brew, kitchen dance parties, long walks, life-giving conversations, and savoring God’s goodness in all of the above. She lives in San Diego County with her husband, Nathan, and their 3 children.

After a decade spent working at churches in Southern California and Central Illinois, Marie shifted her focus to parenting, writing, and speaking. She has been featured in online publications such as (in)courage and Christianity Today as well as her blog, marieosborne.com. A highly sought after SoCal speaker, Marie has had the honor of teaching at over 100 women’s events in the last 7 years. No matter the topic or audience, Marie always delivers honest, funny, thought-provoking teaching. Here are some of her most popular topics:

Speaking Topics

Overcoming Overwhelm  – Being a mom is overwhelming. We juggle so much daily, always trying to find a balance (if only we knew what that actually LOOKED like). It’s hard not to always feel like a failure, like you’re always falling behind, like you barely get the urgent things done and never with excellence and NEVER leaving time for important things like spending time with Jesus or, you know, investing in yourself! Marie shares her own struggles with overwhelm and some practical tools for overcoming the cycle together! (MOPS “Say Yes” – Be Here Now)

The Art of Seeking and Accepting Help from Others – For many women, seeking and accepting help is a huge struggle. They feel guilty, embarrassed, or unworthy of asking for help when they need it. But God has called us to love “one another.” A reciprocal call. To both give and receive help. Let’s delve into God’s truth and find greater connection as a community of believers that both accepts and doles out help in turn. (MOPS “Say Yes” – Befriend Discomfort)

Learning to Breathe: The Weary Woman’s Guide to Cultivating Rest  –  We live in a do-it-all, have-it-all, be-it-all world that tells us to do & have & be until we drop. We are constantly inundated with external pressures and continually battling internal turmoil. With all this hammering away at us on a daily basis, how are we ever going to find rest? Marie digs into our struggles to find rest in the midst of our busy lives and unpacks practical steps to finally finding REAL rest in the knowledge & presence of God. (MOPS “Say Yes” – Be Delighted) 

Navigating Neurodiversity – Raising a neurodiverse child in a neurotypical world is extremely challenging. Marie shares her journey as a special needs mom, from early suspicions to eventual diagnosis. She candidly opens up about the hardships and blessings of navigating neurodiversity with family & friends, at home, at school, and at church. This message will help mothers of young special needs kids feel seen and understood, giving them practical tools for moving forward as their kids get older. It will also help moms of neurotypical kids learn how to love and support the special needs moms & kids in their lives.  (MOPS “Say Yes” – Befriend Discomfort)

2023-2024 Speaking Calendar

September 21, St. John’s of Orange

October 17, North Coast Leadership Conference

December 4 & 5, North Coast Church, Arise Women’s Bible Study

February 15, North Coast Church

March 19, Pacific Coast Church

April 23, Sunridge Church

Speaking Endorsements

See what people have to say about Marie:

The first time I had Marie come and speak to our MOPs group, I knew she had something special.  Her communication style is relaxed, fun and engaging.  Her messages are the perfect blend of encouragement from God’s Word and personal experience.  Our ladies loved and related to her so well. I’ve had her come back to speak to our MOPs group 3 separate times!  


If I could have Marie come speak all the time, I would!  She is funny, encouraging, inspirational and authentic. But most of all you can tell in every word she says that she loves Jesus and desires to follow him and lead others in their quest to do the same. She speaks truth in a way that is loving and joyful, but also powerful and motivating. Her approachable style makes her so easy to listen to and relate to. Marie amazes me every time!


Speaking Videos


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