Susy Downer, a former attorney, served as legal counsel for Delta Air Lines for ten years and was Assistant Corporate Secretary. She resigned her position with Delta in 1985 to devote herself full time to Phil and their children. Susy homeschooled their six children through high school, four of whom are now married.
Susy is a co-author of Unlimited Partnership: Building Intimacy and Teamwork Into Your Marriage, Optimize Your Marriage: Making an Eternal Impact on Family and Friends, and From Hell To Eternity: Life After Trauma. Susy speaks with her husband Phil Downer at marriage and family conferences and has appeared with Phil and various other family members on nationwide radio programs. Susy also appeared in the 2010 Day of Discovery documentary, The War Within: Finding Hope For Post-Traumatic Stress.