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Hello! I'm Sonja Wallenbeck, and here's my story.

Hello! I'm Sonja Wallenbeck, and here's my story.

There was a time in my life when the pain of watching my three precious daughters leave the home to set out on their own adventures was so great that I finally reached out to see if someone would be willing to mentor me.

My Story

I tried to find a woman who was a bit older than me, who had gone through similar struggles, and who could listen and encourage me with words of wisdom from the Bible.

I tried… twice. The first woman straight-up said no. The other woman? She agreed, but then never got back to me. I reached out a few times to make sure I wasn’t just giving up, but in the end, I felt alone. My daughters were leaving, and I was feeling the lack of discipline women had to follow the command Titus gave us back in the early church (apparently, we’ve had this problem for a looong time).

Titus 2:3-5, “Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live [...] then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children [...] so that no one will malign the word of God.”

I am no stranger to hurt. From deep pain as a child, attempted sexual assault in college, survival of an affair by my husband, a routine surgery that turned scary, crushing friendship break ups, and the bittersweet pangs of watching my three daughters get married and/or move away, I have a story that tends to put me in what I call the "Crazy Hot Mess Category." But I’ve chosen not to sit in my mess. Instead, I want to use it to help others like you who are struggling with your own Big Moments.

We all struggle, don't we? Every day I make a choice: am I going to allow my thoughts and actions to be Satan-driven or God-given? I am free to go every day to the cross to get the strength I need to move forward joyfully, and I can help you do that, too! Whatever you are dealing with right now–whether it’s a big moment or a big mess–let’s do it together!

This is why I founded Big Moment Mentor. We need more moms talking about real things. We need more moms encouraging one another in our daily lives. And we certainly need more moms coming alongside each other through the journey of our Big Moments.

I enjoy working with Christian, faith-filled moms who are walking through life’s milestone moments, whether that's graduations, empty nesting, weddings... and so much more. I want to ensure you look back at those memories with sweet joy and a sense of fulfillment.

I use tools like the Motions of the Soul and the Enneagram to customize those moments for you and your family. I believe that every mom deserves to have a cheerleader walking alongside them during the most bittersweet milestones of life! No mom should feel alone.

Want to know more about the tools I use?

Download "The Christian Woman's Guide to the Enneagram" for free!