Hello, I’m Cindy! I was born in Wisconsin and grew up a small-town girl with my two sisters and dog, Spot. I was born again at the tender age of ten after hearing pastor Stuart Briscoe speak in the early 1970’s at a small but growing Elmbrook Church. I did not go to seminary or major in Psychiatry or Psychology, but began official training in the coaching field in 2002 after my first marriage ended due to infidelity.
I attended Spencer Institute, and thereafter focused my studies on marriage and infidelity coaching. I have completed a one-year certification process to become a Marriage Mentor; qualified as a Rebuilding After Divorce support group leader; finished extensive training to become a rape crisis hotline volunteer; trained with leaders in the field focusing on love addiction and betrayal bonding; and started this website: Affaircare. Through the grace of God, David and I met each other! We completed our studies into nouthetic coaching with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (IBCD). We are currently working toward recognition and certification with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.
“…in my case, if it hadn’t been for you guys coaching me and talking me down from my own emotional turmoil I wouldn’t be married today. And I knew when my emotions took control of me back then, I could post on this forum and could rely on you to talk me down and help me realize things would be ok and it wasn’t the end of the world, even though it seemed and it some ways were/was the end of the world. So for that I don’t know how I could ever repay you both for what you two have done in both my life and my wife’s. And have prayed for you both many times and thanked the lord for leading me to you.” ~B.W from Colorado
Hi, I’m K.L from Alabama. C.J. is a dedicated coach and is great at what she does. She helped me through a very hard time in my life. I’m very thankful that I found her.
Affaircare I am being serious I think you helped me get on the path of saving my marriage!!!! I have followed the steps you gave me and I am seeing huge results!!! H is responding and when I finally REALIZED I had to take control of myself the tables turned. Also the love kindlers were huge…”
I’m David. Born in Denver in the mid 14th century, proud father of 5 (+2 stepkids). I’m an artist, musician, gamer, and a child of the Reformation. I’ve been a Christian as long as I can remember, but for a lot of my life, I did not do my utmost for His glory. My life has been a meandering school of hard knocks. While my faith never wavered, my behavior certainly did. It cost me two marriages before I finally realized that what is important is to honor God, to work at doing the right thing. Or, as He puts it: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Even while I was stumbling about like Jonah, I still spent most of my adult life studying. I am proudly an autodidact; I realized early on that I could not afford the education I wanted, and so I set out to find out what would be needed in order to achieve various degrees for various disciplines. With that information, I set out to learn it. And I’ve done reasonably well, I think.
At the present, Cindy and I are working toward an ACBC certification in Biblical counseling, and I continue my studies in other fields as well (primarily theological studies and economics, and my heart’s main love, music). Above all, I am a child of God, and my goal is to grow to have the mind of Christ. I believe that the most important thing a person can do is transform their thinking so that it coincides with God’s. Of course this will never happen – especially in this life. Yet it is still the foundation of growth as a Christian. Hence, my own special statement from God is:
“…Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will….” (Romans 12:2)