Hi, I’m Becky Cortino

I write Tales From the Tightrope newsletter and create media about relationships to encourage you to transform life one relationship at a time!

What I share is based on my deep-dive research and study about relationships, forgiveness, and effective solutions for regaining peace in life. My journey began in 2015 when I started researching and writing my eighth book, RESTORING THE BROKEN PLACES IN AN UNFORGIVING WORLD.

About Me

I’m the author of 10 nonfiction Christian Living books, a prolific writer and creator of related audio and video content on multiple platforms.

What I USED To Do

Early in my career, I was a professional writer and project manager, creating content for clients commercially, promoting causes, and planning information campaigns, as a paid copywriter and with a highly-regarded marketing-PR consultancy I founded. But I don’t do that anymore.

What I Do NOW

I am a multi-platform author/writer, speaker, presenter, podcaster, and YouTuber whose words have appeared and been globally broadcast over every form of media. My first 7 books are based on Christian creative arts ministries my family and I participated in for over 20 years.

HOW All This Got Started…

This came about because in 20+ years in ministry work, one of the greatest needs I saw was for improving relationships and resolving personal issues. I’ve experienced relationship challenges and restoration, too... I can relate!

Things happen we’ll never understand. When the unimaginable intrudes colliding with our hearts, we CAN choose how to handle it. One thing I know for sure is: that you CAN live happier! You CAN transform life!

WHY I Do What I Do

For nearly 14 years, I served as a volunteer and coordinator in the pastoral care department ministry of a non-denominational hospital and served in the children’s care unit of a psychiatric hospital unit.

In the process of serving intergenerational groups, women, children, and families, I observed an incredible range of human conditions. One of the greatest needs I saw was the need to improve relationships and resolve personal issues that hinder true forgiveness. I’ve experienced the challenges and blessings of forgiveness, too!

Inspired by seeing this shared need, my 8th book RESTORING THE BROKEN PLACES IN AN UNFORGIVING WORLD addresses the daunting challenges, agonizing decisions, and confusion surrounding forgiveness. In it, I show readers how to embrace grace and release their painful bondage by mending broken relationships -- transforming all!


My 5-year journey to write RESTORING inspired my deep dive into relationships and related issues. During the time of writing my book, it seemed wherever I went, people freely shared their forgiveness stories with me! Their sharing helped me gain a more multi-dimensional view, which helped me write a book and create content to help more people.

With the hope of helping as many people as I can, I have cast the widest tent possible to share my message. I speak with candor and passion about relationships and one of life's most perplexing issues in the world -- forgiveness.

This problem is so pervasive, it seems life as we know it is fracturing into unrecognizable pieces almost daily. We are not alone! This tragedy is felt globally. The pain it causes negatively impacts living life fully. We struggle to understand it and figure out what to do.

What’s With The Tightrope?

In years of writing, studying, and talking with people about relationships and forgiveness, I have come to think of true forgiveness as a feat similar to tightrope walking. I reference it in RESTORING. Stay with me…

Imagine yourself standing on a thin wire, suspended high above the ground, looking out with a clear vision of where you’re going, but with no visible support. One slip and everything will be different if you fall. But if you’re successful in crossing safely from one end to the other – life changes dramatically for you!

Are your palms sweating, yet?

Sometimes, we feel we’re in a balancing act, like a tightrope walker. We try our best to get from one end of the day to the other, with broken relationships and a stronghold against forgiveness serving as obstacles to our crossing.

I often use tightrope walking as an illustration of our daily walk, as we try to avoid problems and falling. It’s been effective!

If you’d like, you can listen to my message “Walking The Tightrope[LivRad The Podcast episode on YouTube):

My Message IS My Mission

"Fixing" relationship problems is a daunting challenge for most of us. The decisions we must make to deal with repairing them are agonizing. Knowing what to do or how to handle troubling matters is confusing!

Too often it seems like nothing we do works. Meanwhile, the problem festers and grows. We miss the peace we used to enjoy. The unresolved issue continues to get in the way of living life, with no end to it.

I share encouraging words, insights, and effective biblically-based solutions I learned in my ongoing study and writing.

My Books About Relationships and Forgiveness:

RESTORING THE BROKEN PLACES IN AN UNFORGIVING WORLD is about restoring broken relationships and transformation through forgiveness.

KICK LIFE-WRECKING LIES TO THE CURB! Letting Go of the Lies Keeping You From Living with Heart and Soul is about kicking life-wrecking lies and really living!

RESTORING is NOT my story… it is the story we all share in our relationship with each other. Relationship is the beginning of everything for everyone… often the ending, as well. It’s what life is all about. I share encouraging words, insights, and effective biblically-based solutions I learned in my ongoing study and writing.


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