lds divorce support
About LDS Divorce Support
Christi L. Turley Diamond B.S., M.Ed.
As a speaker, advocate, and mother of 3 amazing boys, Christi has always been driven to be a positive change in this world. By overcoming a very painful divorce and transitioning into the role of a single mom, having to play both parenting roles, she has learned that she can triumph over painful obstacles and still come out on top. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Education/ Instructional Design. She has worked with hundreds of people to assist them in conquering the effects of grief, trauma, and loss. She worked as a Victim Services Specialist for Mothers Against Drunk Driving and spoke professionally on their behalf at many events and in the media. She has also conducted several workshops on grief and loss and is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, life/energy/healing coaching, has participated in speaking events on a variety of topics and positive life building skills and has a passion for helping others take on their life in a whole new way!
A Little About Me:
Hi! Allow me to introduce myself. I know all too well the effects of divorce. I have been divorced for 6 years. I spent the first 3 years in pain and anguish and the next 3 years really healing and moving forward. And what an incredible journey it has been! There has been so much growth and awareness. I feel inspired that part of my purpose is to create this site for you to help you on your own unique journey. When I went through my divorce I saw little to no resources for LDS members. My whole world had been turned upside down and I frantically started searching for anything that would help me get through it! There were many resources for divorced people in general but in the church when we learn and know so much about eternal families, I saw some stark differences in how divorce affects us as members of the LDS church. I am a single mom to 3 wonderful boys and I hope that I can share with you my story and information so that you find it helpful in your journey to healing. When I went through my divorce I went through a wonderful program called "Divorce Care". Some of that material has been adapted on this website to fit more along with LDS doctrine. Over the years I have worked through and dealt with many barriers that come with divorce and life in general. I strongly believe that if the adversary can keep us in our pain, then he can keep us from our purpose. Please know that there is hope and there is healing and that we do have many tools and resources that can help you. Most importantly, when you realize that the peace and healing that surpasses all understanding can only come for our Savior Jesus Christ and his Atoning power and accept this in your life, you will progress beyond limits you never even imagined and yes, you can feel whole again or maybe even for the first time in your life. May God bless you on your journey!
Kevin A. Hinckley, M.Ed LPC Contributor and Author
Kevin Hinckley is an author and educator. His current book, "Hurts, Habits, and Hang Ups: A 12 Step Program for the rest of us" was published in July of 2013.
He has also written three other books : Promptings Or Me?, Burying our Swords and Parenting the Strong Willed Child.
Kevin is a regular contributor on our live sessions. He and Christi have done firesides together on divorce and also conduct all day Grief and Loss Workshops together.
Kevin is a popular speaker and presents annually at Campus Education Week at BYU and BYU-Idaho. He also leads Book of Mormon cruises to Mesoamerica.
Kevin is Licensed Professional Counselor and maintains a private practice in Plano, Texas. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He and his wife Cindy are the parents of four children, eight grandchildren and one really obnoxious cat.
Brittney has had a passion for law from a very young age. She grew up in Santaquin, Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University in August 2005 with a BS in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor cum laude at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 2008. She now practices family law as an associate attorney with Easley & Marquis.Brittney lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband Danny and enjoys mentoring and teaching youth; motivational speaking; community service; portrait photography; and sporting activities.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 972-578-9597 www.easleyandmarquis.com
We are here to support LDS members experiencing or who have experienced divorce and continue to live with the effects of divorce in their lives. We believe The Atonement is the most powerful source of healing. The purpose of this website is to help support the healing process and to be a place of resource for members and families to move forward and enjoy a fulfilling life. We believe that the family unit is essential to God's plan of happiness and if there is any way possible to keep it together without endangering the healthy well being of all involved, we encourage it. We believe that if we assist in helping one heart to heal, we are actually helping to heal a generation in the process.