Everything You Never Knew About Christie – YMM #030

Welcome!  After attending Podcast Movement 2015 recently, we’ve learned about new things we want to bring to the podcast.  One of those is to have interviews with experts and counselors that can help all of us in marriage and relationships.  We start with those interviews today!  Jim is interviewing his first—and favorite—guest, Christie!

Christie shares the following about her growing up years and career:Christie Jacobus LPC-S, M.Ed, RN-BC, MSN.

  • Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Christie grew up in a family with a mother, father, and older brother.
  • Christie attended nursing school at the University of Texas and then ended up working at a hospital in Houston after graduation.
  • She held several different nursing jobs, then transitioned into education and counseling, securing a master’s degree.
  • Through the scope of Christie’s career work, she has been able to see the holistic aspect of health in the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual areas.
  • Christie concentrates her work today in counseling, especially enjoying her work with premarital counseling and education.
  • Christie recently finished up a four-week series called “Prepare to Last,” working with six couples.
  • Interestingly enough, the state of Texas provides a $60 discount off marriage license fees to couples who attend premarital counseling classes!
  • Christie’s top tip for pre-married couples is to spend time together having the difficult conversations about the tough issues in marriage.

You don’t want to miss Christie’s moving story that wraps up this episode!  It’s a beautiful true story every married person should hear about “Grace.”  Listen in for more!

Listener Question of the Week:  How do you handle the differences in your religious traditions?

Fun Question of the Week:  What types of games do you like to play with friends or family?

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Jim and Christie

jim and christie Jacobus

Jim & Christie Jacobus




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