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I’ve been thinking for some time now about our roles in society. Our cultural “norms” when it comes to marriage. Specifically when it comes to help. More specifically, for us men. Why are so many household chores just assumed? What are these presumed gender roles that so many of us are taught (intentionally or unintentionally)? […]

I Don’t Help My Wife

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Every fall, since even before our kids were born, Matt and I would go to apple orchards, and pick our own apples to eat and devour in my favorite season of all here in Michigan. This tradition has continued on as we’ve had children, and it’s something we look forward to as a family every […]

Cultivating The Fruits Of The Spirit In Your Home | How To Bear Fruit

Here’s to the days we KNOW our hands are full. The days where we KNOW we’re crazy and in the thick of it. The days where our expectations meet the rubber in the road (quite literally) at the raw realization that we just willingly got into a car with two little ticking time-bombs who also have […]

Life With Littles | Surviving A Road Trip With Toddlers

Have you ever felt unqualified? At work? As a parent? Speaking in front of others? Starting a new ministry? 🙂 I constantly feel unqualified. I’m not really the BEST at anything I do. Whether it’s public speaking or writing or coding or playing sports or even just having everyday conversations with friends, I’m not the […]

Unqualified | Wrestling With the Gap Between Who You Are and Who God Says You Are Meant to Be

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On a “holiday” so focused on love, what better gift could you give your spouse, yourself, or the true lover of your soul more than the gift of spiritual intimacy!? Now, before you write this off, I am not talking about sexual intimacy, though spiritual intimacy plays a bigger part in sexual intimacy than many […]

10 Ways to Increase Spiritual Intimacy In Marriage This Valentine’s Day

Ever feel like you have nothing worthwhile to say? Nothing to contribute? Like no one listens or cares when you talk? Do you have a hard time believing your story can impact someone? I’ve heard so many elaborate stories over the years from people who are so much more entertaining than me. People who can […]

Your Story Can Impact Someone

Whether you’ve known us for years or you’re as clueless about us as I am about astrophysics and neurology, here are a few things you didn’t know about us… Matt: I cry during pretty much every Hallmark and Lifetime movie. I had to put a self-imposed limit on how often I eat candy and drink […]

New Year, New Intros | 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Us

Do you ever have days where you bow your head in defeat? Where you’re one hand away from waiving your white flag of surrender? Days where you feel like you can’t see who you were truly created to be as an Heir of the King? Me too. No one really has it all together! Keep […]

Your Identity In Christ | 20 Scriptural Confessions To Remind You

There is nothing magical about the New Year, but there is something magical about vision, especially Godly vision. Click here to read how to build a family vision in 2020! So, here we are. The first day of a NEW DECADE. The new year has arrived, and along with it, new goals, dreams, “resolutions”, high […]

20 Bible Verses To Jump Start The New Year

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If you haven’t already, read Part 1 of Better To Give Than Receive here first.   Maybe 2019 has been a year of personal growth for you. Maybe it has been a year of refinement and stretching. Or maybe it’s been a year of fear and failure. Has it has been a year of lack […]

2020 Vision For The Pause Pursuit – What This Means For You | Better To Give Than Receive – Part 2

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