Deana Cerniglia was born and raised by a teen mother. Through her trials of abandonment and dysfunction, God has given her a passion to help others break generational cycles that can continually be passed down and become worse through each generation.
With a degree in Psychology and her Masters in Special Education, Cerniglia taught emotionally disturbed, inner-city high school students where her passion for educating and showing people ‘a better way’, began.
When Deana became a mother and a wife, God placed on her heart a need to write a parenting book about healing your past, before you pass it down to your children. Words From the Wise/Parenting With Proverbs was her first step in showcasing that with God, abandonment, dysfunction, abuse and addiction could completely stop with one generation and how God can actually breath new life into a family that was long devastated.
Through her walk as a Deacon and serving on many mission’s boards, Deana has branched off, starting Breaking Cycles, LLC and The Open Door/Mentors For Teen Mothers. As God would have it, this is the full circle journey. She now has the privilege of helping usher teen mothers into a future filled with hope and God’s wisdom. Cerniglia realizes the importance of knowing God’s Word in order to break generational cycles and is driven to help those who are searching for a ‘better way’.
Now, with her book, The Open Door, she is able to reach outside of her community and share how God helps heal the past and usher in stability, peace and hope.
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.”
[Deuteronomy 28 1:3]