American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

Taya Kyle on Fighting with Faith and Humor

Episode Summary

Taya Kyle’s world was finally settling down. The hectic schedule of kids’ activities, work, and family life was a welcome one to manage now that her husband was home and they’d pushed through layers of debris that had piled up throughout his years of military service. Everything would be better now, she thought. The worst was behind them. Life was good. They’d made it through things that would break most couples, and come out on top. Their marriage was stronger than ever, their kids had their dad back, and the future was theirs - until the gates of Hell opened up and sent Evil straight to them. Taya Kyle never saw it coming. She’d been prepared for the worst on other days, but that day was supposed to be a good one. It had been perfectly normal right up until the moment she realized her husband and his best friend, Chad Littlefield, had been murdered. In the six years since tragedy found her, Taya Kyle has experienced the worst and the best of humanity. The worst has brought its top guns into the battle to destroy her but she’s got faith and the American Spirit as her ammo, and it’s always been the stronger weapon.

Episode Notes

In the six years since tragedy found her, Taya Kyle has experienced the worst and the best of humanity. The worst has brought its top guns into the battle to destroy her but she’s got faith as her ammo and it’s always been the stronger weapon.

To the world he was Chris Kyle, the American Sniper. He was the invincible Navy SEAL who’d been put in the spotlight for his record-setting number of confirmed kills and the book that told his story. To Taya he was her husband, her best friend, and the father of her children.

Taya Kyle is blunt and seemingly fearless in her openness about their struggles and the reality behind the scenes. She is unflinchingly honest about the man behind the myth, and fiercely protective of his name.

She’s best known for her intensely inspiring talks, her moving books, and the work she does through the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. You may also have seen her as a regular contributor on Fox News or in any of the numerous interviews she’s given.

Taya Kyle's American Spirit is an example for us all.

Listen in as Taya Kyle opens up and takes us with her behind the scenes of her very public life, and shares how faith and humor have gotten her through the aftermath of losing the man she loves.

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