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Marriage Renovation

Brad says…

Over the past 6 months we sold our home, rented a townhouse, bought a new home and moved twice. On top of all that I resigned my position as the Executive Director of Family Resource & Counseling Centers and took a new job as the Director of Small Groups and Marriage Ministry at Worship Center.

To say the least there has been tremendous changes in our lives. Over that time I’ve learned a few very important marriage lessons.


The new house we bought was a 1950’s fixer upper. I know there are some guys out there that seem to be able to build and fix anything; I am not one of them. I was not born with the handyman gene. Our home prior to this was brand new, so it didn’t really need much work.screwdriver

The list of projects for this house was long: plumbing, electrical, framing, drywall, and redoing our whole kitchen. I watched a lot of YouTube videos, I asked friends for help, and tackled each project one at a time. It seemed daunting, it was exhausting but after all the work is done it is very satisfying!

There is something to be said about working on your own home. It is rewarding, and gives a great sense of accomplishment.

Marriage Point:

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Momma Had A Baby

Brad said… Kate’s post, “Then Comes Baby in a Baby Carriage” encouraged new moms to remember to keep their husbands a priority even when they bring that new bundle of joy home. I wanted to address the unique realities of the new baby from the dad’s perspective. When Kate first told me she we were pregnant… Continue Reading

10 Minute Round Up

Kate says . . . I don’t know about you, but I was a big fan of Brad’s idea in, Man Cave or Couple’s Cave.  Creating a space for the two of us, making it our own, enjoying it together-that would be so much fun!  If you have the extra space in your house, why… Continue Reading

Look at My Sacrifice

Brad says. Growing up in the  church I was always taught that sacrifice was a good thing, that is was a model to live up to.  Now that I’m a husband I’m not so sure.  I have a problem with sacrifice.  It isn’t doing it, my problem with sacrifice is what comes after. Don’t trip… Continue Reading