First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…

Brad & Kate say…

Over the past 6 years at One Flesh Marriage we’ve posted over 500 different marriage encouraging posts. Today, we want to share something a bit different. We want to let you know something that God has been doing in our family.

When we were married 16 years ago we knew we wanted a family. We were blessed 13 years ago when our first son was born. It was 3 years, and a lot of marriage growing later that our second baby, a girl this time, was born. Then a few months after her birth we felt called to start an adoption process which would turn into our longest “pregnancy” yet. 12 months later, our wonderful Ethiopian son was finally in our arms. That was 8 years ago.

A Lifetime of Prayers

When our daughter was five years old, she started praying for a sister. Whenever she would ask us about getting a sister, our quick answer to her was, “You can talk to God about that”. Periodically we would pray about the possibility, but never felt God telling us to move forward. Lily is now turning 10 and she’s been praying all this time. Several weeks ago, she asked us, “Has God talked to you about my sister yet?” With this declaration we decided that it was time to seriously pray about God’s will for this girl who Lily was convinced would be coming soon.Jamaican hands

No Baby Carriage Coming to THIS House!

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5 Ways to Protect Your Marriage

Kate says . . . So recently I posted 7 Ways to Prioritize Your Marriage, which is so important. Our marriage needs all of that intentional attention. Today though I’d like to explore what else our marriage needs and that is to be mightily protected. Just as prioritizing marriage is huge, so is being intentional… Continue Reading

7 Realities of “Us”

Kate says (and Brad seconds) . . . So there are those moments when someone will say to me, “So do you and Brad ever have marriage problems?” or “Wow, it must be nice to have everything figured out in marriage!” of “So, now that you have a good marriage, is it still so much… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day & the 10 Day Challenge

Kate and Brad say . . . So, many of you have been asking about the 2016 OFM 10 Day Challenge. We haven’t forgotten you all nor the challenge. We are grateful for all the support and encouragement for the challenge. On this Valentine’s Day We would love to do the challenge again this year,… Continue Reading