Today’s guest is Cynthia Crockett, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Coach, and founder of Cynthia Empowers. Cynthia chats with Rosetta about her mission of helping Christians improve their relationships with God, themselves, and others. Her goal is to give women the opportunity to be honest with themselves and with God. Cynthia found her mission through her own life experiences and because she saw a need in the community for this type of service. She’s passionate about helping people understand the importance of healthy relationships and how they can truly make or break our own potential happiness. This conversation with Rosetta is enlightening and offers tips we all can use to improve our own lives.
Why do we need healthy relationships?
All too often, we overlook the value of healthy relationships in our lives and the impact they can make. Cynthia shares how healthy relationships improve our quality of life and how easy it is to get derailed by unhealthy ones. She delves into her belief that in order to have a better life, you have to have better relationships. Cynthia goes on to share some action steps that can easily be implemented to make a real impact in your own life. She explains why it’s our relationship with ourselves that is the foundation for all other relationships. Without self-love, it’s impossible to build a healthy relationship with anyone else.
Healthy boundaries are the foundation of self-love.
Cynthia shares a challenge Christian women face when trying to build healthy relationships: setting boundaries. There is the belief, says Cynthia, that saying “no” isn’t the “Christian thing to do”. According to Cynthia, this couldn’t be more wrong. She discusses the value of setting boundaries and why it’s important to your own well-being and your ability to practice self-love. It’s okay to say no, even though it may take some time to get used to it. Cynthia goes on to share some insight into the strategies she uses day-to-day to keep focused and on track.
Helping women who desire marriage.
Cynthia’s main focus is to work with Christian women who desire marriage. She shares some tips to help you get started and the value of having support in your journey. Cynthia explains why you need to have support from people who want you to get married and some other strategies that can set the stage for success. Whether you choose a coach, a therapist, or a mentor couple, it’s essential to have people you can go to for support as you seek to find a partner. Cynthia goes on to share what makes her a Happy Black Woman and how she stays focused on self-love in her busy life.
Why improving your relationships must be a priority.
Cynthia’s dedication and passion for helping others is evident in this chat with Rosetta. She found her calling and is pursuing it with unwavering compassion for others. As her chat with Rosetta comes to a close, Cynthia shares some favorite authors who have inspired her on her journey, along with her favorite quotes. Her final piece of advice for women who are ready to start a business: Find someone who is doing what you want to do and see if they will mentor you. This episode of Happy Black Woman is filled with outstanding tips and advice on how to maintain healthy relationships with yourself, God, and others.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:37] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Cynthia Crockett
- [1:43] Cynthia’s mission and the work that she does.
- [2:13] What inspired Cynthia to pursue this as a business.
- [3:23] Why we need healthy relationships.
- [4:35] Some specific action steps that can help us build healthy relationships.
- [5:25] The importance of self-love.
- [8:10] Some specific action steps for women that desire marriage.
- [11:43] Some strategies that help Cynthia stay focused and on track.
- [16:43] What makes Cynthia a Happy Black Woman?
- [17:42] A favorite book that has inspired Cynthia over the years.
- [18:44] Cynthia’s personal mantra.
- [20:31] Cynthia’s #1 tip for a woman who is in the early stages of starting a business.
- [23:05] How to connect with Cynthia.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
AUTHOR: John Townsend
AUTHOR: Henry Cloud
QUOTE: “Greatest happiness found in good relationships, greatest pain found in bad relationships.” ~ Gary Chapman
BIBLE VERSE: Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Cynthia Crockett’s website: www.CynthiaEmpowers.com – get 6 free tips to immediately improve your relationships.
About Cynthia Crockett
Miss Cynthia Crockett is a native Washingtonian. She has never been married and has no children. She understands the blessings and frustrations of being a Saved Single. She is interested in Saved Singles starting and maintaining healthy Godly relationships.
Miss Crockett is a Licensed Professional Counsel. She counsels, coaches, and conducts workshops and growth groups for Christians including Christian Singles to encourage them to achieve their God given purpose to specifically help Christians develop and maintain healthy relationship patterns.
Some of her workshop titles include Healing is a Choice; Healthy Ways to Deal with Grief; What Forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not; Avoiding Mr. Wrong and Finding Mr. Right; Boundaries in Dating; and Sexual Integrity in Ministry, to name a few.
She has presented at the Greater Washington Christian Education Association, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church and various other churches in the Washington Metropolitan area.
She writes a blog for Christians who desire to develop their relationship with God, themselves and others.
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