Why I decided to blog

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I was browsing a company website recently and came across their slogan which read, “Where there is help, there is hope.”  This sums up why I do what I do and why I decided to begin blogging on my website.  I know how significant hope is in one’s life and relationships. Often times it is the difference between signing divorce papers or celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary, suffering from long term depression or finding freedom in life, living paycheck to paycheck or finally accomplishing the dream you’ve held in your heart for so long.  I also know that when hope is fading it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn next.  Sometimes all it takes is a little help (or at the very least the belief that there is help) to ignite a spark of hope again.

This is why I’m here… to offer help and hope if you want it.  One way I do this is through providing individual and marriage counseling. However, I know that not everyone is able to schedule an appointment when they want to because of timing, location, finances, etc. So, I’ve started this blog as a free resource for you to access at any time.  Whether you are someone who is currently in counseling, considering going to counseling, or has no intentions of ever being in counseling, my desire is for this to be a place of help, hope and encouragement for you.

In my practice I provide practical counseling guidance from a Christian perspective that also utilizes research based skills and interventions, so you can expect to find a similar flavor here.  Some posts will have a more faith-based feel, others will appeal more to conventional wisdom or psychological research, and many will be an integration of both. All are intended to meet you where you are and encourage you along this journey of life.

I truly hope this can become a helpful resource for you.

All the best,

Amanda

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” – Hebrews 6:19

“Where there’s hope, there’s life. It fills us with fresh courage and makes us strong again.” – Anne Frank

“Hope on. Journey on.” – Jeffrey R. Holland