Q: Wouldn’t I/they be better off seeking help from a “professional,” someone who has earned a degree in psychology and is a licensed, practicing counselor?
A: It’s possible. But Christ-centered Life Coaches meets people where they live, we do things therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, will not. If a “professional” is required, Christ-centered Life Coaches regularly refers to the best Christians in these fields. We are of the opinion, however, that many Christians seek help from outside the Church when God’s Word is more than sufficient.
Q: Will you help with low self-worth, low self-esteem issues?
A: It’s a common question. And our uncommon answer is, “God, we hope not!” Contrary to popular belief, the problem isn’t self-esteem. The problem is that most people who live life out of control have been esteeming themselves above everyone and everything else for far too long! What they, what we all need is to learn how to esteem God and His Son, Jesus, family, friends, everyone, above ourselves! (Romans 12:3; Philippians 2:3)
Most often, when someone has a low self-worth or low self-esteem, this is caused because they are living in a manner that leads to most of their problems, and they know it. Saint Augustine said, “You have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find rest in you.” Our coaching and mentoring will be aimed at helping those we serve discover that our true worth is only found in serving Jesus Christ. When they begin to do this, they will feel better about themselves and be more hopeful about their future than they ever thought possible!
Q: What if the person for whom services are being sought doesn’t need one or more of your services? What if the person has housing, for example? Will the cost go down?
A: Of course! The less we do, the less the cost. Our experience, however, is that most of the people with whom we work have burned their bridges and their parents are trying to place some distance between them. Many parents have found that allowing the Life Coach to do these things actually saves them money (because we know how to ensure they stay within budget)!
Q: If you only work with adults, why do you refer to them throughout the site as a “child” or “children”?
A: As we have heard from countless parents who continue to try to help them, no matter how old they are, they are still your child.
Q: Will you help at-risk youth who are younger than 18?
A: We will consider requests on a case-by-case basis.