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December 09, 2018
Why "Created to Bloom"?

Created to Bloom was launched in 2005 with a desire to help people move forward in their lives. We are all created with a purpose in mind. Life circumstances can strangle out, like weeds in the garden, our potential to be what God created us to be.

Our purpose is to point you to the truth and help you bloom as a healthy and whole person. Examination and healing of wounds and consequences bring life, not withering condemnation.

Our hearts and souls, like a beautiful flower, need to be tended to. It takes work and sweat to achieve a beautiful outcome. The soil in a garden must be prepped, tilled, fertilized, planted, weeded, watered, pruned and have the adequate amount of sunlight.

Our souls are no different and yet we give more attention to a flower that will fade.

You were created to bloom and grow in beauty, without fading. 

"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."

Who is Kristi?

Kristi is originally from Florida and attended college in Georgia at Mercer University. While a student, she worked for a church in their youth program and volunteered as a Rape Crisis Counselor with the local hospital. 

After college, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to obtain her Master of Arts in Counseling at Covenant Seminary. It was there that she met her husband, Cliff.

After graduation, Kristi worked for three years at an adoption agency as the birthparent counselor and guardian ad litem for the children. Cliff and Kristi were also involved in volunteer ministry with teens while living in St.Louis. 

In 1999, Cliff was offered a job in Greenville, South Carolina, to be a youth minister, where they served until 2005. Both Cliff and Kristi used their training and experience while working with the teens and their families through many issues, which served to deepen their passion for the broken.

Kristi opened Created to Bloom in 2005 in response to a need in the community for Christ-centered counseling with a whole person approach. She has had the privilege of working with many individuals, families and couples. Seeing healing happen is an exciting honor, which fuels Kristi's passion to bring Hope, health and growth to all she ministers to. 

In addition to her counseling practice, Kristi's first job is as mother to three wonderful sons who keep her life busy with unscripted adventure. 

Please feel free to check out Kristi's blog at  https://createdtobloom.wordpress.com

Also, she writes devotionals on her Seeds {to Bloom} Facebook group. Check it out! 

Kristi is covered by Section 40-75-290 item 6 under the SC LLR