When We Were Out of Options and Needed a Breakthrough

Worship Together: Unifying Hearts for Breakthrough

Not long ago, my wife and I experienced the type of loss that many young couples of child-bearing age face: a miscarriage. We didn’t expect it—we were barreling along in our fledgling union pursuing career, raising our first daughter, and generally getting used to life as a couple. We had just gone on a ski trip, and when we got home my wife took a pregnancy test. To our … [Read more...]

Navigating the Hardest Season of Our Lives

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“Go ahead and give me my tissues now,” I joked to my girlfriends as we got our Kleenex out and made our predictions about what the ceremony would be like. I thought maybe I’d be a little emotional because we loved this bride and her family so much. But after the brutal season our life had just narrowly escaped, the tears were fresh and free-flowing. I literally began … [Read more...]

Married and…Retired

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Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in our “Married and…” series where we will interview couples from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have similar journeys as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same obstacles you do, and who can remind you that your marriage isn’t the first one to experience the … [Read more...]

Expecting Tragedy Is No Way to Live

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Have you ever experienced exquisite joy—maybe while looking at your spouse and feeling overwhelmed with love for them, or watching your child sleeping in perfect, tousled peace; and in an instant—a split-second—you begin to imagine something terrible happening? The worst-case scenario plays out in fast-forward fashion, leaving you slightly terrified? I honestly thought I … [Read more...]

Men, We Are Not Babysitters

Men, We Are Not Babysitters

As the dad of 16-, 11-, and 9-year-old children, my wife and I have often had the need/want for babysitters, so please know that I am grateful that sitters exist. They have provided great help when we needed it and allowed my wife and me to spend quality time together when we wanted it—so this will not be a rant against babysitters! As a matter of fact, I am fairly certain that … [Read more...]