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Marsha Means, MA

Looking back across the years of my life, I know it is not by accident that I now help women hurting from the pain marital infidelity brings. This is the path that brought me here....

Each of us has a story to tell; a story made up of all the big and little things that have happened to us in life. As we grow up and move into adulthood, we all endure the inevitable emotional wounding that comes with life on planet Earth.

Coach Jodi

Jodi’s passion for helping women heal the pain of their partner’s sexual addiction began when she discovered her husband’s use of porn and grappled with his accompanying sexual and emotional anorexia and the searing pain it produced in her life. Her quest to find a way to rekindle the joy in her marriage led her to AWHJ in 2009.  

Louise Jewell, MA

Questions hammered inside my head. My heart soon became crushed under the relentless pounding.

"How will I ever trust again?"

"How could I have missed this? Not again!"

“Where do I go from here?”

“Will this deep searing grief ever go away!”

“Who in the world can I share this with?”

Coach Carin

Coach Carin

I grew up on a farm in Africa.  For various reasons, my family of origin could not provide me with the support I needed to develop as an emotionally, spiritually and physically healthy child. In order to survive growing up in an emotionally dishonest, shame-based and controlling family, I formed a bond with my pets, dolls and indigenous play mates. The only two emotions I often experienced in my family were rage and sadness, and the only emotion I can remember feeling was fear. 

Coach Kristie

Coach KristieI married my high school sweetheart just before turning 21, filled with hopes and dreams of a future together that would never end. We were going to have 2 kids, a dog, live in a house with a white picket fence and grow old together. But that is not how my story ended.

After being married for almost five years we had the two kids and the dog, but my husband was not overly happy about any of these. He wanted his freedom to live his life without responsibility weighing him down.

Coach Kelly

Coach Kelly holds a PhD in Public Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credentialed with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. She is an educator, researcher, and coach who specializes in helping women navigate the challenges of a husband’s sex addiction complicated by other mental health issues. She helps them become empowered to create a life that is physically, spiritually, and emotionally healthy.  Coach Kelly is married to a recovering sex addict with mental health challenges, so she has particular expertise in coaching women who have spouses with a dual diagnosis of sex addiction and mental illness. She is a passionate advocate for women and believes women can experience God’s healing, love, joy, and purpose regardless of the outcome of a spouse’s sexual addiction journey.

 

Christy Kane

Coach Christy Kane Christy is a professional life coach, receiving her certification from Lifeforming Coaching in 2006 and accepted to the International Coach Federation in 2011. She has led support groups for wives of sex addicts in the Twin Cities area for several years. She is also co-author of the Healing Rain devotional with Marsha Means.

Coach Katherine

Katherine is a woman, just like you, who experienced a very similar journey. Her husband’s addiction to pornography and masturbation was a huge part of their marriage of more than thirty years. Complicating things further, after 15 years his sexual addiction secretly spiralled out of control into eight years of affairs, internet sex chats, phone sex, homosexuality, ultimately leading to the illegal downloading of child pornography and his arrest.

Coach Sarah

My journey began quite unexpectedly over a dozen years ago, when one day, my husband of 20 years, decided to share his childhood sexual abuse, his lifelong struggles with sexual identity (SSA), and his problems with internet pornography. I was shocked—numb and clueless. We had a wonderful marriage, family and ministry. We were the couple everyone sought to emulate. There in those moments, my world fell apart. Yet, I realize now, as painful as it was, that was the first step for both of us in finding healing and recovery.

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