Do it for the children!

I had some pictures show up in my Facebook feed yesterday that got me thinking. These pictures were of my daughter from birth until about 1 1/2. I am beyond blessed in my family, a loving and amazing wife and fantastic children. No matter how frustrated I might be in the rest of my life, reflecting on the blessings at home for just a few minutes reminds me of all that God has done. Yet many in positions similar to mine don’t look at it this way. They find themselves dissatisfied with married or family life and ignore the blessings God has provided. Many proceed quickly to divorce, others stick it out “for the kids”. Neither of these options are God-honoring. Kids are more perceptive than we often realize. They notice little things and will usually ask questions. “What’s that behind your back?” they ask when you try to sneak … Keep reading!

Episode 21 – Marriage and Homeschooling

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00021-MarriageandHomeschooling.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI’m going to try a half-hour format and drop the food discussion from the episodes to help free up recording and editing time as well as to create a more focused approach to what I consider the important piece of this podcast: Theology. I may also consider a sabbatical in order to better define what I want to accomplish. More word as these scenarios develop. Food may still be a topic of discussion but in a different format, such as blog posts or YouTube videos. Stay tuned for details as I figure out what I’m doing. My wife and I recently attended the Homeschool Iowa Conference in Iowa City and were further encouraged in our plans to homeschool our children. We heard a lot of good information and were particularly reminded that homeschooling, just like marriage, is a team effort. Even … Keep reading!

Episode 20 – Wedding Food and Marriage

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00020-WeddingFoodandMarriage.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWho doesn’t love a wedding? A highly festive event celebrating the love two people share as well as their becoming one. And what’s better than a flashy wedding ceremony than a bunch of tasty food? Not much! Marriage itself is meant to be a sacred endeavor, two souls uniting in an unbreakable bond. But this bond is more than simply love; it is meant to picture the relationship Christ has with the Church. Get in touch! Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail:joe@jwexperience.com Amazon Referral Links: Starting Your Marriage Right: What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make It Last a Lifetime http://amzn.to/2rSBkzE Love & Respect http://amzn.to/2qxt5cj The Exemplary Husband http://amzn.to/2sbxXB5 The Excellent Wife http://amzn.to/2qysza4 Disciplines of a Godly Man http://amzn.to/2rC9Bn3 Check out Peixoto Coffee! https://peixotocoffee.com/ Stop by the Seven Stars Family Restaurant if you’re ever near Clear Lake, IA https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seven-Stars-Family-Restaurant/227186637311161 Intro: “Alarming News … Keep reading!