LIFE THAT IS TRULY LIFE
Life is not for the faint of heart. Or, as John Eldredge is fond of saying, “This is a gnarly time to be a human being.” It wasn’t supposed to be that way. Once upon a time, before the fall of Eden, the human heart was safe from grief, loss, heartache and anxiety. Adam and Eve knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that they were loved and worth loving. Life had purpose and adventure and beauty. And then Eden fell. Adam and Eve betrayed their Father, their marriage and their own hearts. And in doing so, they ceded over to their enemy the keys to the earth. The sons and daughters of Adam and Eve have paid the price ever since. Your own life is a testimony to that.
The thief entered the world to steal, kill and destroy. And that dark intention included the stealing, killing and destroying of your heart and life. If you are visiting this page, it is likely because you are experiencing some form of significant heart pain and you are weighed down under its effects. To say it more bluntly, your life, your marriage, your heart may be a hot mess right now. But here is where the good news comes in. There is hope for your heart. While it is true that your heart and life have been assaulted, both are recoverable, restorable. And so Jesus declared, “I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance, til it overflows. “ John 10:10 (AMP) In another passage, scripture speaks of being able to take hold of life that is “truly life” (I Timothy 6:19)
My role is to help you on the journey to life – coaching you toward health and wholeness. So whether your concerns and goals are about work, spiritual development, discovering your identity and purpose, or moving on from loss and mistreatment, coaching can help. That includes your relationships; there is hope for them too. I won’t say that restoration is quick or easy. But it is possible, and you won’t be alone in the journey. Life that is truly life, is worth the effort. And to be honest, what’s the alternative? Giving up on your heart and your relationships and your core desires will not leave you any sort of quality at all. So let’s do this together. Let’s journey to life.
You might be wondering ....
Since life coaching is a relatively new field, people often wonder about the difference between coaching and counseling. If you've played sports, you're familiar with coaching in that context. In sports, a coach starts with a player's baseline skills and develops them to be more effective, while adding new layers of skill to the player's arsenal. Coaches teach strategy, oversee practice, encourage, exhort, correct, and hold you accountable. This is very similar to the role of life and relationship coaches. We help people move from where they are to a level of functioning that is more effective and satisfying. A major component of coaching is that we provide clarity on the present moment so that clients can make choices about what is and isn't working for their lives and relationships. The focus is on the present and the future, while counseling often focuses more on feelings that arise from past events. While we care about how you feel, a coach's emphasis is more on the choices you make and whether they're getting you the life your heart desires. This is about how to go about implementing choice and change.
SERVICES FOR COUPLES
Relationship enhancement: what love looks like, lived out in every day life; getting a God-sized vision for your marriage
Getting to the other side of conflict
Getting to the other side of conflict
We currently do not bill insurance, so all sessions are self pay, billed at $125/hour for individuals and couples. Discounts are available if clients would like to pre-purchase a bundle of sessions (e.g., 3-5 one-hour sessions). Group sessions (for groups of 3+ people) are billed at $50/hr per person.
Whether as individuals or as couples, we are all works of art, in the process of being formed. If you're interested in some help along the way, reach out below so that we can begin your conversation.