About Resurrecting Marriage
The heart of this Christian Marriage Blog is to help women and couples overcome a painful past so they can move forward and thrive in marriage through Christian Marriage Coaching with Christi Lynn, Marriage Coaching Programs and Courses, and e-books.
Hi! I’m Christi Lynn. Resurrecting Marriage exists because I have a passion to see marriages thrive!
There is a lot of things that I believe God has put on my heart for this blog but first and foremost, I want it to be a resource for you to help you have the marriage you want. I have been married to the love of my life, Joe, for over 25 years now. We have had many good years, but unfortunately, we’ve had our fair share of not-so-good years too. I believe that our experiences are meant to be shared so that we may be an encouragement to others. I want you to know that while I don’t know exactly where you are at right now or what you are going through, I know the sting of rejection. I know the heartbreak of broken trust. I have been on my knees in prayer, crying out to God to RESURRECT MY MARRIAGE.
I have been there.
Using my training and background in marriage counseling, I desire to help couples push through the hurt, overcome and thrive. My blogging journey actually began on another blog called Sincerely Christi.
It was there that I began writing about marriage and wrote my first book, Your Marriage Retreat: 7 Date Nights to a Thriving Marriage. This book is now a marriage coaching program or course where I added video components that walk you through the content. It’s currently in a BETA format while I receive feedback from couples to make it the best it can be.
As I began writing more about marriage, it was just a natural progression to migrate from Sincerely Christi and create Resurrecting Marriage to be solely about marriage-related topics. My desire for Sincerely Christi will remain focused on my faith-based journey, overcoming fear, and coping with grief and loss.
If you are interested, you can read my testimony of faith during the loss of our firstborn son.
If you are wondering about the face behind Resurrecting Marriage, it’s me! I am Christi and I’m so glad you are here! There are a few things I want you to know about me. I’m a Christian. I’m a wife to the love of my life for almost 25 years, and a mom of 3 on planet Earth and 1 in Heaven. I love reading, decorating our home, watching movies, playing cards and board games, traveling, and of course, hanging out with my family and friends.
I’m typically more introverted and need my quiet time, although I do LOOOVE talking to others too. If you know me (or if you’ve ever read anything that I have written), you may get the idea that this is solid truth!! I tend to think. A lot. I mean … A LOT. My husband says I think too much. Ha! Well, that’s me. You might as well embrace it. I’ve been this way for a long, long time.
I have a Masters degree in Family Therapy and a passion to help couples thrive in their relationships. For the first twelve years of our marriage, I was a stay-at-home mom and then I felt God’s call to go to college and become a marriage and family therapist. During my college years and after, I had a private practice therapy business at a counseling center that was attached to my church. I love counseling and the mental health field but I also saw a lot of challenges with people being unable to afford the services that they desperately needed. Another thing I came to realize is that there is such a stigma related to going to counseling and therefore, people waited until one or both of them were ready to quit the marriage. That is a big challenge to get past.
As God began stirring my heart over the last few years, I knew that it was time to make the decision to leap outside of my box… and I do mean WAAAY outside of my box. I kind of like the quietness of my box. Haha! I have often felt God’s tug to write my story down in the hopes that I may be able to help someone else going through challenging times, but I haven’t felt like my journey was complete enough. Well, I still don’t feel it’s complete. In reality, it won’t be complete until I’m dead. So I realize that I have just made a bunch of excuses and not been obedient. That’s the truth. That prompted me to begin Sincerely Christi and step out of the counseling office to begin coaching clients to grab hold of life and relationships. I closed up my private practice and have moved online now.
I genuinely hope I am able to give you the encouragement you need and challenge you to grow in your walk with God and in your marriage. Life hasn’t always been cupcakes and unicorns for me, nor has my marriage. But I can say that as I look back over my lifetime and my marriage, that I can see where God has been faithful in keeping His promises, even in the moments that it didn’t appear he was. I have faith that this is no different for you. I know that God is no respecter of persons and what He has done for me, He is faithful to do it for you too.