The 10 Steps I Took to Start a Blog for Under $220

Throughout this post, there are links to various blogging resources that I highly recommend, and have personally used in the past, or I'm currently using in my blogging world. ***Below are affiliate links, which means when you click on a link, it will take you to the...

Don’t Let Fear Stop You and my Ginourmous Announcement!!

I have a ginormous announcement!!! I’m in a season of big changes right now in so many areas of my life. Most significant impending change though is in my business. I’ve been at a counseling center for the last 10 years as both administrative assistant, earlier on,...

Communication Strategies for Couples: Effectively Manage Conflict in the Heat of the Moment

I need a time-out Yes. I do. I mean the kind I put my 8 year old in. You know the one I'm talking about?  When my daughter makes a bad choice, she is told to go to time-out. She gets to sit and think until I come to her for some rational conversation. I tell her to...

An Intimacy Challenge to Transform Your Marriage

As a therapist, I have seen so many clients over the years that show up in my office due to a lack of intimacy in their marriage. That may not be what they write on their intake paperwork, but that is what is revealed as we begin discussing lack of communication,...

Part 12: 25 Years Have Passed and God’s Goodness Abounds

I've heard it said that our lives are kind of like a tapestry that is being woven. In the process of weaving, it looks like a giant mess of string wads. Yeah. Kind of like our lives sometimes. We never know what in the world kind of goodness could possibly come from...

Part 11: Grief Took My Heart but Peace Captured My Soul

The day true peace came to me was a day just like any other, as I lived out my new life bound up by grief and loss. Yes, peace came in waves throughout the previous year, as there was heartache and pain, but then miraculous intervention time after time. I just...

Part 10: An Overwhelming Heartbreak in the Midst of Grief

Grief. Grief sucks. Really bad. I couldn’t imagine how my grief could get much worse, or how in the world God would even allow more tragedy to strike my new family. But He did. This series is my story about the loss of my firstborn son and how my faith in God grew in...

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

As we embark on the holiday season, more often we tend to be more mindful of others, and being kind. What if we were intentional every single day of the year? My heart is broken when I see the news these days. There is so much hurt, anger, and division all over the...

Get the Attitude of Gratitude in Your Home for Thanksgiving

It's November! It's the month of Thanksgiving. I know that I try to be thankful all year long, but sometimes I slip up. What if we had reminders all around our home to help us be intentionally thankful? What if you had the attitude of gratitude all year long? Rejoice...

Useful Strategies to Combat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it, comes lots of holiday stress! Before we know it, 2018 will be knocking on our door.  What thoughts immediately come to mind as you begin to think and prepare your heart for the upcoming festivities?  Do your...

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Welcome to Sincerely Christi!!

Hi, Friend!!

I am Christi, the author of Sincerely Christi and I am so excited to share my personal journey blog with you.  You can find my most recent posts are under My Faith-Filled Journey Blog tab at the top of the page.

If you landed on this page, you may be wondering what Sincerely Christi is all about, so let me take a minute and answer that question. It’s simply an opportunity for me to share what’s on my heart and what God is helping me see in my own life.  As a Marriage and Family Therapist, it’s an opportunity to share resources with you and be intentional in my own growth process. I hope my writing can be a source of encouragement when you need one, and motivation to not give up.

Part 1: Faith Isn’t Always Easy

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ~Romans 8:28 As a Christian, that was a scripture that I memorized fairly early in my walk with the Lord. It was implanted in my heart, in my...

Part 2: Trusting God When Life Feels Out of Control

At 20 years old, I understood that I was not promised a life of rainbows and butterflies. I didn’t expect everything to always be perfect but that day in 1992 that I learned the baby I was carrying inside of me was sick, was more than I could handle. Problems during...

Part 3: Finding Hope When You are Angry at God

As I look back over the years, I tend to focus in on particular days. Meaningful days. It’s not that the other days didn’t mean anything. Of course, they did. But as I’m thinking through the story of my firstborn son, I have to focus in and string the most important...

Part 4: Finding Miracles in the Midst of Hopelessness

The anxiety overwhelmed me as I got ready for my ultrasound appointment. Just moments ago, I was standing on my bed yelling and pointing my finger at God, and now I was in a heightened state of worry as I got ready to go. I could not find peace anywhere, and believe...

Part 5: Naming Our Son Was an Act of Faith

This pregnancy was such a troubling time in our life, especially as a newly married, young couple, but it was also a time that produced such faith, trust, and growth in our own personal walks with God. When doctors are telling you left and right that your baby may not...

Part 6: Finding Thankfulness in an Imperfect Birth Story

  Every Momma loves to tell a good birthing story and this Momma is no exception. This one is a little different because I had a difficult pregnancy and the birth was imperfect, as well. But still ... it's just another opportunity to tell you that He is a faithful...

Part 7: Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache

For you, who have been following my series, my story, my testimony of who God has been in my life, I have to apologize that it has taken me quite a while to write about this next day, The Day My Heartache Began. Just being real with you. Even though, this day was over...

Part 8: My Heart Got Ripped Out but I Chose to Trust God

*Disclaimer. This post is about my experience in the loss of my firstborn son. If you are looking for a happy post today, please go read about our trip to Disney World last year. 🙂 Even though this post is a more difficult one, I do hope you can find some...

Part 9: I Prayed for Peace on the Day I Buried My Son

Grief is hard. The day we buried our son, Joshua Caleb, was a dismal, dreary day, at least from what I remember of it. Maybe that was just the way my heart felt when I look back on it. No. I looked it up. The historical weather data confirms my memory. Cool and...

Part 10: An Overwhelming Heartbreak in the Midst of Grief

Grief. Grief sucks. Really bad. I couldn’t imagine how my grief could get much worse, or how in the world God would even allow more tragedy to strike my new family. But He did. This series is my story about the loss of my firstborn son and how my faith in God grew in...

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