For some, that means the desire to rekindle love and heal together, instead of spiraling into a destructive divorce. For others, it’s a matter of finding your voice and embracing change to grow and move forward.
These are the kind of journeys I’ve spent the last 13 years helping my clients navigate.
They say a broken heart or an empty stomach can teach you a lot. I discovered my passion for helping others heal and started The Journey Through as a result of healing my own marriage after my husband’s infidelity.
My educational background provided a beginning framework for the help I knew I could provide others. I have a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from Illinois State University. But to make the greatest impact, I needed to take my training even further. That’s when my husband and I attended a Fast Track coaching program through Coach U. I then went on to study through Light University, receiving my certificate as an Advanced Christian Life Coach.
Combine all that education with the raw emotion and intense reflection that experiencing betrayal brings, and I have a deep understanding (and the tools) for navigating relationships. Especially the complexities that arise after trust has been broken.
As a result, I’ve empowered countless women—and couples as a whole—to save their marriages. With my help, others have found the courage to focus on nurturing their self-love and voice, choosing to forge a path toward divine fulfillment and happiness without staying stuck in the past.
“After my husband’s affair, I never thought I would be happy again. It was the most difficult and devastating thing that has ever taken place in my life. I was fortunate enough to have found Diana as my coach and guide. She helped me get through the many trying times I’ve had on the journey of healing from infidelity.”
C., from Quebec
Once upon a time, I worked with a client for two years whose husband didn’t like me (at all!). I worked with the wife one-on-one at first, giving her a fresh approach to deal with her husband’s bullying.
At one point, she was doing things so differently that her husband—who didn’t like me—considered reaching out to me. And this led to him requesting a Private Intensive. Unfortunately, his wife was diagnosed with cancer and passed away 18 months later.
I’m honored to say that with my guidance, they were able to experience those precious last 18 months in a healed and supportive marriage.
Outside of my work, I’m a compassionate and loving mom and grandma. I enjoy being active in my church and nurturing my faith. Plus, I’ve been involved with a number of nonprofits such as:
The list goes on!
I also currently serve as the coordinator for Broken and Beautiful, a support group for women betrayed. My husband and I have also led the Marriage Ministry at our church for five years and counting.
If you’re experiencing turmoil in your marriage, it’s not a one-way ticket to divorce.
You have more options and hope than you might think! I’d love to speak with you and discuss how I can support and guide you.
While Diana has always been driven to help others, it wasn’t her passion until she went through a devasting event in her marriage and had to adjust to unexpected changes. Her goal is to give hope to those who feel hopeless, along with helping clients embrace change. With wisdom from her own experiences and the knowledge she has gained through her life lessons, she guides clients to embrace their learnings.
It can be watching a sporting event together, out to dinner, time with friends, spending time with family, playing games, or reading a daily devotional together. A couple of their favorite places are home with family or at the beach. One of their greatest rewards is the work they do together helping couples heal their marriages from infractions in the marriage through coaching or a private intensive. They have helped couples build stronger marriages through seminars or the marriage care group they lead at their home church. They also have developed a Pre-Marital Program to give couples tools at the start of their marriage. To learn more about Tim and Diana, visit www.thejourneythrough.com.
Each year together is a year full of excitement, unknowns, and change. Through their journey, they have learned that is it important to work to protect their marriage every day.
Her focus is to create bonds and relationships with each of her children and their families. They are the fruit of her effort, and she is proud of each of them. In her words, they are awesome!
Diana hopes to establish a strong bond with each of her grandchildren and feels blessed when she is able to spend time with them. Diana says, “Being with my grandchildren is my sweet spot.”
Compassion is revealed in her soft-spoken demure, allowing not only an infant to find comfort in her arms, but her clients to feel secure. Feeling safe allows her clients to be open and free to express their fears, pains, and uncertainties.
While the children were at home, the family enjoyed Golden Retrievers, but when the children left home, Diana decided she wanted a lap dog and opted for Little Bear, a Yorkie. She has received unconditional love and real joy from her fur babies. Unfortunately, there has been much heartache when she has had to say goodbye. She believes that dogs demonstrate unconditional love, something we as humans can learn from them.
Diana is pictured here with Bo, who she recused after learning that his elderly earth parents had passed, leaving 4-year-old Bo homeless.
The beach is Diana’s favorite place for relaxation, reflection, and to enjoy God’s beauty. It’s a place for her to regenerate and listen to God.
Tim played football at Illinois State University where he majored in Accounting. Diana majored in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.
In 2009, they both attended a Fast Track coaching program through Coach U. Diana continued her coaching studies through Light University, where she has received her certificate as an Advance Christian Life Coach.