Hi, I’m Ari!

I’m 25 years old. I’m a wife, mentor, student and friend. Oh, and a follower — I follow Jesus Christ. I don’t always get it right, but in his grace, I get to learn as I go.

I’m a bit of a free spirit and an adventurer. Since graduating high school in 2015, I have traveled solo to a couple of the wildest cities in the country in pursuit of my modeling dreams: Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California. I’ve always been in love with life, but God used my experiences to give me perspective and a heart for His people. I’ve been looking at life through a different set of eyes ever since.

In 2020, the pandemic brought me back to my hometown, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where I’ve settled down for now. I married my best friend, Tyson Dinning (otherwise known by me as Manly) in January, and we’ve been navigating life hand-in-hand since then. I couldn’t imagine my life without this guy – he’s simply my favorite.

Hi, I’m Ariana Dinning!

When I’m not writing, you can bet I’m exploring new coffee shops and restaurants, modeling, waitressing, summer-camp counseling, skiing, dancing, baking, and thrift shopping. My family and friends would describe me as enthusiastic, joyful and funny, but feel free to form your own opinions!

I’m as passionate as they come. Get me talking about Jesus, theology, politics, personal growth, or psychology and you won’t be able to shut me up. On my own time, I have read the entire Bible twice and am currently working through it for a third time. I believe God uses His word to speak to us and to show us who He is and how He is. I have also seen and heard of the heartbreaking misconceptions that others think are true about God, and I’ve made it a personal mission to tear down the lies and show anyone who will listen who Jesus really is.

Photo taken by Antonia Rose

I’m excited to get to share with you – and I hope you can leave here just a little better off than you came.

For a little more about what led me to start Ariana Out Loud, my first blog post says it all.

Thanks for stopping by,