My name is Christy also. I am single and in my late twenties. I have been in the “dating game” for about ten years now. As you can imagine, after so long, with a list of failed relationships a mile long, you begin to wonder, what am I doing wrong? How do I keep ending up with the wrong men and in unhealthy relationships that are only hurting me? I did not realize I was a relationship junkie and addicted to the game of dating until I read Christy’s book, Love Junkies.
I have always wanted to find a godly man, someone who would lead me closer to Christ, and fight to protect my purity and integrity. But somehow, I constantly ended up falling for men who were the complete opposite.
I was in a very dark place when I stumbled onto Love Junkies. I was so far from where I wanted to be relationally and had been through my fair share of heartbreaks. I had given up any hope of being able to change and to break the cycle, even though I prayed constantly for this. So I accepted that this was what I should expect when it comes to relationships. And with that, I began to devalue myself. I did not believe I deserved a godly man or that I was worthy to have a healthy, successful relationship because of my past with men. This created an even bigger problem though. Once I began believing those lies, I slipped even further from what my heart truly desired and settled for one toxic relationship after the next. The enemy had convinced me this was what I deserved.
As I started to read Christy’s book, I was shocked to find that I was not the only one who struggled to stay out of toxic relationships. As I poured over the words in Love Junkies my heart began to hope again, that maybe there was a way out. That I could break the cycle. I read the book cover to cover in two days. And I was hungry for more, but felt stuck. I wholeheartedly wanted to live out and practice the principles that are outlined in the book in effort to break the cycle, but I found myself feeling overwhelmed and wondering, “How can I do this?”
I’ve read relationship book after book and every Christian self-help book out there on how to change. But nothing has ever worked. Until I stumbled onto Christy’s website for the book and discovered she offered “coaching.”
I had no clue what this was. I thought it was like counseling. But I’ve been to counseling, yet still remained stuck. I emailed and inquired to find out more about coaching, and one week later I was sitting in front of Christy herself, talking about my dysfunctional relationship past.
For anyone who is stuck, and looking to change your life radically, I earnestly urge you to consider coaching with Christy. Her experience and wisdom together help give you the tools to start the change—to help break away from toxic, unhealthy relationships. It will be work. But I believe with all of my heart it is worth your time and effort if you are seeking to change your path. I can honestly say that after ten years of struggling, with Gods power and my coaching sessions with Christy, I finally broke free. Finally I have found freedom from the chains of toxic relationships. With Christy’s help I now have the tools I need to continue in this season of singleness and have confidence that the next time I find myself considering being in a relationship, I will make the best decision and walk in it with wisdom.