There have been stages of my life where I simply didn’t know who to turn to for help.
Yes, I turned to God, but I also knew that God gave us community to help us grow and give sound advice from Biblical insight. I simply needed to call a wise friend who might know the answer to my issues. Sometimes, embarrassment kept me from reaching out, but at other times, I simply didn’t have that person in my circle of friends or family that I felt could speak to my problem. Often, I needed an objective opinion.
If this sounds a little bit like you, then I want to help.
Scripture affirms the benefits of wise advice. Here’s what the Bible says:
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. Proverbs 11:14
For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 24:6
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Proverbs 19:20
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. 1 Timothy 3:16-17
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. Proverbs 19:20-21
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
I have been informally counseling and leading thousands of women in an online support group for moms who struggle with anger for the past year, and every week I lead a group of 10 women through the Bible in my home. I spent 10 years mentoring teens and I love to help those whom the Lord puts in my path online. I often receive emails and messages from women who need advice about parenting, friendships, marital issues, or their personal spiritual walk.
Over the last year, I have selectively reached out via phone to talk them through their concerns and give them my perspective and encouragement from God’s Word. Here is one testimonial:
“My family has been truly blessed through Amber’s ministry. I came across a posting from her blog (Mother of Knights) during a time of many struggles with my son. The Lord impressed upon my heart to reach out to Amber and ask for some mothering advice grounded in the truth of Scripture. Through our phone conversation I was able to ask her specific and practical questions. She helped me think through what parenting and mothering tools might be most effective in guiding my son in God’s truth. I am so thankful for Amber’s heart for moms and their precious children. She continues to encourage me and turn my heart toward the Lord instead of becoming discouraged in the midst of parenting.” -Carol, Northern California
Another mom recently wrote this to me after our phone call:
I see the need increasing and it is an area close to my heart. I am not a doctor or a licensed therapist but I do have a minor in theology and have read the Bible from cover to cover a dozen times in the last 15 years. I have teaching experience that covered more than a decade for all ages-from preschool through college level seniors in high school. I have a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Educational Administration. I am a passionate Christ-follower and I believe that informally counseling women is one of my God-given gifts and I rely on the Holy Spirit to equip me. I often feel a longing to be a more accessible and to encourage women. For the last year, I have been praying about opening up the opportunity to women who desire some informal mentoring or advice.
I have sensed that the time is now.
Here’s how it will work and what I am offering:
For a small fee of $45.00 (via Paypal), you will be able to set an appointment with me to talk on the phone for 2 sessions:
- The first call will be 45 minutes.
- Prior to our call, I will send you a brief questionnaire to fill out in order to prepare me for our conversation so that I can give you Biblical insights and practical tools for your specific need.
- A few days after our first call, I will follow up with another 15 minute phone call to evaluate how things are going and to encourage you and pray with you.
What do you think? Want to talk? Be encouraged? Find out how to improve your relationships? Figure out some solid parenting tools for your unique child? Get rid of anger and yelling in your home? Determine how to get your joy back? Get a Christian perspective on a choice you are making? Have questions about blogging? Or being a work-at-home mom? Wondering about dating life as a single?
I am praying over this whole process so that God will be honored in every interaction that we have. I can’t wait to hear your heart and talk with you!
To set an appointment, email Amber at: Amber@StorehouseMediaGroup.org.
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