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My Heart Hurts

My heart is hurting right now. When my 9-year old daughter came home from school the other day, I asked her how her day was. She replied that it “wasn’t too good” and she was sad. I asked her what had happened, and she followed up with, “I sat by myself at recess.” My...

What Stops You From Living Your Dreams?

I have a few questions for you. What obstacle do you allow to stand in your way from living your dreams? What stops you from changing in an area of your life that is a struggle, year after year? I could also ask this question in many other ways... What stops you from...

3 Action Steps to a Better Blended Family

Blended families are tough. I have had the pleasure of working with various couples over the last several years, and many of them were starting over in a blended family. Their kids were a combination of theirs, mine, and ours. As I listened intently to the couple...

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

When my emotions escalate during conflict between my husband and I (GASP!)... Yes, I admit it. There is an occasional disagreement in my household. There is only one thing I need to do in that moment. I need a time-out! Yes. I do. I mean the kind I put my 8 year old...

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,...

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...

Our Disney World Vacation 2016

Just for fun ... I'm going to tell you about our Disney World Vacation 2016!!!! I've got Disney on my mind. Why? Because we are 6 Fridays away from going again!! And this time we are dragging my momma with us. Haha! We are so excited! I've been wanting to share about...

Get off the negative fear train and start doing!

I have a negative fear train that runs through my head. Yep. Fear. When I started this blog, I had been tossing it around in my head for about 2 years before I actually took the first step and wrote my very first post. Throughout the two years, sporadically, I thought...

Capture Insecurity and Live Your Life in Confidence

Insecurity. I hate that word … Insecurity. It comes in waves for me. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes it overwhelms me and I allow it to stop me in my tracks. Sometimes I’m able to put it aside and do what I need to do. Some days it attacks me in my parenting. Some...

Conversation Starters

As my kids were growing up, one thing we were able to do really well with them was to connect over dinner. We decided long before we ever had kids, that having family dinners were important to us. As our kids grew, we tried various ideas along the way to incorporate...

Love is a Choice and I Got to do Better

This has been on my heart for about a month now, so I guess I better write it down. Here goes. How many times have you told someone that you love them? Is it something you say to everyone at church, or maybe when you’ve reached a third date with someone you're sweet...

Grace and Forgiveness

Grace and Forgiveness. Such sweet words, and unfortunately, often overlooked by me until something brings them back to my attention. It was the Saturday before Easter.  You know, it's the weekend that we intentionally set aside to celebrate grace and forgiveness. I...

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Hi there! I'm Christi! I am life and relationship coach, and I write a little bit about whatever God puts on my heart. Here, you will find my faith-filled story, and lots about marriage, relationships, finding purpose, and learning to walk in faith, by kicking fear to the ditch. Those are just a few things I'm passionate about!

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