If you are wondering about Sincerely Christi and who I am, you have landed on the right page!!

Hi! I’m Christi, the author of Sincerely Christi. I’m a Christian,  a wife to the love of my life for almost 25 years, a mom of 3 on the planet and 1 in Heaven. I love reading, decorating, movies, board games, traveling, and hanging out with my family and friends.

I’m typically more introverted and need my quiet time, although I do LOOOVE talking to others too. If you know me, you know this is solid truth!! I tend to think. A lot. I mean … A LOT. My husband says I think too much. Ha!

Well, that’s me. You might as well embrace it. I’ve been this way for a long, long time.

I have a Masters degree in Family Therapy and a passion to help people through all different kinds of challenges, but my main goal is to live an authentic, joyful, and carefree life (and see others do the same). For the first twelve years of our marriage, I was a stay-at-home mom and then I felt God’s call to go to college so I could gain the skills to help others. During my college years and afterward for several years, I worked and practiced at a counseling center that was attached to my church.

I love counseling and the mental health field but I also saw a lot of challenges with people being unable to afford or make time for the services that they desperately needed. Life moves too fast and stress is at an all-time high.

As God had been stirring my heart for several years, I knew that it was time to leap outside of my box… and I do mean WAAAY outside of my box.

I kind of like the quietness of my box. Haha!

I have often felt God’s tug to write my story down in the hopes that I may be able to help someone else going through challenging times, but I haven’t felt like my journey was complete enough. Well, I still don’t feel it’s complete. In reality, it won’t be complete until I’m dead. However, I realize that I have just made a bunch of excuses and not been obedient to God. That’s the solid truth!

In a day where people seem to live their lives online, I began to see an opportunity for me to share my journey through my personal blog. My hope is to touch you, meet you where you are, validate, or be an encouragement through sharing my own experience and struggles, and growing faith in God.

I genuinely hope my story about my faith journey through the loss of my firstborn son gives you encouragement and challenges you to grow in your walk with God the way it has for me.

Life hasn’t always been cupcakes and unicorns for me, and it certainly isn’t now every day but I can say that as I look back over my lifetime, I can see where God has been faithful in keeping His promises, even in the moments that it didn’t appear He was. I have faith that this time will be no different. Find out why I named the blog Sincerely Christi.

Oh, and one more thing. I also have two other websites if you are interested in checking them out, Resurrecting Marriage for wives struggling in marriage and How to Start a Christian Blog to help you get started creating your own Christian blog.

Feel free to follow me on over there too!

About Sincerely Christi, the Blog

There is a lot of things that I believe God has put on my heart for this blog. I want it to be a resource, first and foremost. My journey is a resource for you. I believe that our experiences are meant to be shared so that we may be an encouragement to others, so that is my desire. Read my 5 Reasons I Chose to Blog.

Since my background is in counseling and I have a passion for marriage, I have a lot of resourcesto add as I go along. My first big project was to produce “Your Marriage Retreat: 7 Date Nights to a Thriving Marriage” which is, essentially, a D-I-Y marriage retreat that any couple can do in their own schedule and budget. It is currently for sale on my website. I am currently working to expand that product and offer various “retreat” style courses specifically tailored for couples who are engaged, military families, or have blended families. My first course is in production now. Find out more about Your Marriage Retreat.

I hope you enjoy my blog. I hope it causes you to think about where you are, where you’ve been and maybe even, where you are going. I hope it inspires you to go after the life that God has for you, the one you could have never imagined possible. I’m right there with you, going on my journey. Please join me.

Part 1: Choosing Faith When You Feel Like Giving Up

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 in Difficult Times

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

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 a Miracle 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 God,...

Part 7: Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache

The Day My Heartache Began 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, Finding Hope in the Midst of Heartache. Just being real...

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. Historical weather data confirms my memory. Cool and slightly...

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...