I’m a Catholic, Christian, Conservative, divorced, annulled, faithful, single mom of five boys.
Oh and I’m also an author, speaker, and (soon to be ICF certified) life coach too!
I began blogging when my husband suddenly left me 5 months pregnant with our 5th little boy for a woman he reconnected with on fb. I was shaken, traumatized, terrified, confused, angry, and heartbroken.
I wondered what my husband was thinking and what God was doing. I thought my husband had abandoned me, but I thought God had abandoned me too!
But it wasn’t long before I knew I wasn’t alone.
Abandonment was still new to me, when the first woman, a stranger, literally showed up on my doorstep sobbing because her husband was having an affair and she’d heard I was someone who might understand. I understood, but I didn’t know how to really help her.
In my own life, I took steps and devised tools to get me through the agony of abandonment and into the joy of living and loving better! I learned to laugh every day even at myself. I had fun with my boys and sought friends who supported me and was happy to let others drift away.
I knew others would follow and Marriages, family, and relationships are under attack in our world.
God was calling me to more! I enrolled in life coaching classes through the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, racked up coaching experience by reaching out to other women in transitions in everything from abandonment and divorce to women interested in building businesses, navigating dating relationships, strengthening struggling Marriages, parenting, and those just simply interesting in having fun again!
Many women just want to discover who they were created to be and have fun doing it, and this is my main focus. One of my favorite things about coaching is getting to know the women I work with and, over time, helping women explore their own ideas, remember what “fun” means to them, and help them find the courage to make new friendships, try new things, and make room for fun in their lives!
This is why I now coach women in all walks of life on all sorts of Marriage, family, and relationship issues so that they can find fun, Hope, Joy, and Love wherever they are!
I’ve been a guest on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air and the TD Jakes Show, and I write for CatholicStand.com and Shalom Tidings as well.
I run a Catholic single moms fb group and was also appointed by Catholic author Leila Miller to coadmin her Saving Marriages group.
A New Adventure in Life Coaching: Embracing the Story of You!
My new coaching site, KerriLynnBishop.com, which uses my real name launches just in time for 2018.
Join me there to jump into the new year with “Embracing the Story of You” because we all have stories and each of our stories is a love story when we see ourselves through God’s eyes!
Interested in joining Embracing the Story of You? Let me know! I’ll keep you updated!
(aka Strahlen Grace)