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We have been married for 15 years. We met in MI while both attending Andrews University. We have 3 children (26, 22, and 13), and we live, work and play in Maryland. We are just 2 regular people trying to love each other the right way. We juggle work, home, kids, church, and anything else that comes our way, all while attempting to develop our relationship and ‘keep it fresh’.
As we embark on this new journey together, I (Oliver) am sitting here thinking about the weekend that we got married. I had so many questions, so many things rolling around in my head. I hadn’t really read any books on the subject, or talked to too many people about it. A large number of the examples of marriage before us at the time that were getting married
weren’t positive ‘billboards’ of successful marriage (or at least what we thought successful marriage was).
I (Oliver) laid in my bed on the Friday before the Sunday that I walked the isle, wondering what kind of husband I was going to be. As a matter of fact, I was wondering what the duties of a husband really are, what IS marriage…how do I make it successful…is there a blueprint for success…should there even be a blueprint?? Questions, questions, questions…
MY (Denise) Friday night was also filled with questions…is God REALLY telling me he’s the one? Will this man always love, cherish and respect me AND my girls? Will he be the example of the kind of man my girls need to look for when they are older? Will we be the positive example of marriage to our children and to whomever else God puts in our path? Did I pick the right dress???? Will my little bouquet of flowers die?? Will Freda be on time!?? (lol)
We have chosen to share our marriage journey with you, not because we are experts (FARRRR from it), but because we believe that there is a strengthening that comes with sharing. Even though my (Oliver) parents are still married, I never really learned anything from them that I could take into my marriage because nothing was shared…I mean REALLY shared, in a candid way. And my (Denise) growing up with a single mom also didn’t provide any examples of marriage.
So, we are going to share, explore, learn , grow, and seek advice…together! In addition to us sharing from our personal situations, we are going to hear from couples who we believe are experiencing successful marriages. We will explore the theories of some experts on the subject. And, of course, we will see what the Bible has to say about it.
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