Your marriage doesn't have to be in trouble to benefit from an objective, encouraging third party—a life coach.
"If couples are able to address an issue, goal, desire, or vision proactively, they can head off any number of potential crises," asserts Christopher McCluskey, a master certified Christian coach who works with couples around the world, objectively encouraging and helping them see paths to growth and success.
McCluskey, whose background is in psychotherapy, worked primarily in marriage and family therapy for 12 years prior to becoming a coach. In 1998, he founded Coaching for Christian Living (www.christian-living.com). He is also founder and president of the Profesional Christian Coaching Institute.
In the last several years life coaching has become more prominent among couples. Here's what McCluskey had to say about the rewards a couple can attain through life coaching.
Why would a couple seek a life coach?
Because they want to grow their marriage or they want to pursue a stronger or clearer vision for their family.
One of the most frequent reasons is to enhance their level of intimacy. They have a good marriage but are plateauing. They may feel their lives are scattered and out of control. And they want help getting back on track, help clarifying and living out God's unique calling on their lives.
They may need help working through obstacles to get a spouse home from the work force or a job change, or they're preparing for empty nesting or graduate school.1