My life changed when I made the decision to seek help. OneStep Guides connects individuals in the process of overcoming challenges in their lives or families to supportive, hope-filled coaches, mentors, or consultants. Greater purpose, connection, wellness, and joy can be discovered through even the toughest situations. Wholeness in an individual can impact their family, community, and society.
In each of us lies the potential for more than what we have experienced. Whether you’re recovering from a substance use disorder, battling toxic thoughts, struggling to build new habits or community, or walking through a situation that is difficult to discuss, our guides are here for you. They can walk alongside you in your journey and help you make the changes and choices you need to grow. The difficulties and challenges we experience can become the fertilizer for new growth and flourishing in our lives, if we choose. We all need someone from time to time to help us see things in a new light and move forward.
OneStep Guides is a portal for connection, hope, and the experience of redemption and restoration in lives. My passion for this work comes from my own story. Getting help for an addiction to alcohol and other compulsive behaviors led to a fuller experience of life than I had ever known. I discovered greater wellness, purpose, and connection through the process. Today, I am pursuing personal dreams and passions I did not think possible four years ago because of the growth I've experienced. Having someone to process through life with and guide me along the way has made all the difference for the journey. But it’s not the “doing” or the “impact” that brings me most joy: it’s the connection I find through faith, family, and community along the way.
Hope and unconditional love are powerful forces. Experiencing hope-filled encouragement and unconditional love in the middle of my mess, over and over, has transformed my life. I am a follower of Jesus, and appreciative of how He revolutionized the world through Love. My heart’s desire is that people from all backgrounds would experience greater wellness, connection, and joy in their lives. Religion and culture try to change our behavior, but true, life-giving spirituality brings healing to our hearts and how we see ourselves and the world, which cannot help but shift what we do.
At OneStep Guides, we believe that love can conquer fear, grace can conquer shame, resilience can conquer loss, and hope can fuel transformation. We believe in people even when they don’t believe in themselves. There is hope for every situation, though we may need help to find it. No matter where you find yourself today, we believe in you.
GETTING HELP FOR AN ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AND OTHER COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS LED TO A FULLER EXPERIENCE OF LIFE THAN I HAD EVER KNOWN. I DISCOVERED GREATER WELLNESS, PURPOSE, AND CONNECTION THROUGH THE PROCESS. TODAY, I AM PURSUING PERSONAL DREAMS AND PASSIONS I DID NOT THINK POSSIBLE FOUR YEARS AGO BECAUSE OF THE GROWTH I'VE EXPERIENCED. HAVING SOMEONE TO PROCESS THROUGH LIFE WITH AND GUIDE ME ALONG THE WAY HAS MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOR THE JOURNEY. "
- Chris Lumry, CEO & Founder