On Mother's Day 2009, my husband of 14 years suddenly announced he was leaving for a woman he'd dated in high school and reconnected with on social media. He moved out one week later. I was five months pregnant with our fifth little boy at the time.
After our third child, my husband and I decided I should give up my career to provide what money can't buy for our children. As a stay at home mom and part time youth minister with an expired teaching license and no recent work history, I had no income to support my shattered family when he abandoned us.
We are a people in crisis. The world is in crisis. Porn, divorce, sex outside of godly Marriage, addiction, abortion, contraception, suicide, abuse, materialism, relativism, godlessness, all in the name of personal freedom, have robbed us of who we are and who we are created to be.
I have experienced much of this firsthand, most recently in divorce.
No fault divorce makes victims of abandoned spouses and innocent children. Court systems support the monied and abandoning parties; they divide men and women as each gender vies to prove its greater victim status.
My boys and I lost our home in foreclosure due to unpaid child support. I could not find housing as a single, unemployed mom with five young boys and a foreclosure on my credit report. I won't speak here of the other hardships we faced - or continue to face.
Divorce is not a once and done event; its effects last generations.
But it is not the end of our story.
Our real stories always start where our desire for control ends and our surrender to God's Grace begins.
That is what I hope you find in these pages.
Whatever you are facing is not the end of your story.
But to feel God's Grace, you must stand in God's Light, which sometimes means exposing yourself when the world says hide in shame.
I believe you are here for a reason and that your story is just beginning.
I believe whatever demons robbed you of YOU, you can end your need for false control and surrender to Freedom, Courage, Strength, and Love that only comes now that you have been chosen for God's Grace.
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Pretty much anyone can claim to be a life coach, but I never wanted to be "just anyone." When the first woman, a stranger, literally showed up on my doorstep looking for help because she knew I'd "been there too," I knew I wouldn't be content with just my experiences. I researched. I discovered. I sought. I planned. I developed. I took the hardships and found God's path. I smiled!
Today, I work with women and families around the world to strengthen Marriages and families, help God's children celebrate their faith, and build the dream that has nothing to do with materialism and short term values and everything to do with lasting riches.
Where would you fall on the Wheel of Life?
Author, Speaker, Coach
Hyde Park, NY