for Christian Fathers
Level up your life, work, and faith
Balance needs, wants, and desires, and intetionally pursue what is good
Discover and consider your options, implecations, and circumstance
Decide your plan of action, and build a better life
You are called to greatness,
and it is going to take a concerted effort in all areas of your life. That means raising your family, building your marriage, developing professionally or growing the business, deepening in prayer, trying to not be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff to do, and if possible catching a breath.
Your faith is your foundation, and upon that rock you shall build your life.
So, What are you building?
Your life and its many parts are a continuous project. In what ways do you wish to improve yourself and your life?
“For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it?”— Luke 14:28
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The purposes in the human mind are like deep water, but the intelligent will draw them out.Proverbs 20:5
What is Christian Coaching?
Coaching is assistance in the rational process. Simply put, I help you slow down, think more clearly, make your own conscious decisions, and stick to them over the long-term so that you achieve your goals. I offer a second perspective and ask you questions that when answered bring the clarity you need to move forward.
- counselling or consulting
- spiritual direction or discipleship
- just being a good friend
It's something in between. I won't tell you what to do or think but help you with your own thought process.
The specifically Christian aspect makes this a prayerful exercise. We open with prayer, humbly imploring the Lord for the illumination of our intellects and inspiration of our wills. Although we may not hear direct, audible words, we can make ourselves open to the guidance of the Holy Ghost. The aim is always ultimately to bring glory to God and fulfill His call for you.
Is This Just Spiritual Direction Under a Different Name?
Absolutely not! I am a layman and not clergy, so I do not possess the faculties for which you may hope in a spiritual director. Additionally, the object of spiritual direction is your spiritual life and is a directive activity, whereas the object of coaching is your secular life and is non-directive. A spiritual director may address something in your secular life just as we may talk about something in your spiritual life, but the overlap in no way makes them the same activity.
How Does This Work?
Individual coaching sessions are half-hour one-on-one phone conversations, or video if you prefer, and follow a standard format as follows:
- Intention: sift through the your various needs, wants, and desires that stir in your heart and choose one to pursue which is most efficacious
- Discernment: make effort to understand the aspects of the desire, implications of actions you may take, and the circumstance surrounding
- Commitment: finally, resolve to take action, make a change in thought, or otherwise commit to an act of the will, be it in thought, in word, in action, and even intentional inaction.