Men, Are You Protecting Your Families from the Enemy?

This is a guest post from Anna Joy Lowell. Anna is the blogger behind Path Through the Narrow Gate, a blog dedicated to helping Christian families discover that family Bible study is not only doable, but also enjoyable. She is also the author of the Wisdom Talks Family Bible Study series. You can connect with Anna on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my guest post guidelines and submit your post.

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My husband has this thing for guns.

It’s a bit incomprehensible to my female mind, but there it is.

Not only does my husband enjoy deer and ruffed grouse hunting, he also wants to be prepared to protect his family in the event of an armed robbery. So, he has stockpiled weapons and ammunition.

Stephana and I are excited about being the keynote speakers at Marriage in the Mountains 2017!

Date: February 9, 2017—February 11, 2017
Event: Marriage in the Mountains 2017
Sponsor: Seasons Church
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Public: Private

7 Ways to Survive Traveling With Your Spouse

How to Make Every Trip with Your Spouse More Than Enjoyable

My wife and I have had the opportunity to travel more in the past few years than we have over the previous twelve years of our marriage. Blogging, speaking, and writing my book, The 7 Rings of Marriage, has opened up some amazing doors and opportunities to do things we hadn’t done before.

7 Ways to Survive Traveling With Your Spouse - JackieBledsoe.com

I will be the first to say it hasn’t been without challenges, including the “fun” of traveling together. During one of our first trips, we were holding up the airport ticket line while trying to check our bags. Our suitcase was on the floor wide open, with all of our belongings out in the open for everyone to see— including our underwear!

3 Ways Dads Can Have More Meaningful Conversations with Our kids

When it comes to my fatherhood report card I think I’m getting a passing grade, I may be better than some, but I still have a ton of room for improvement. There is that constant battle of my good intentions against what I’m actually doing. My concern—is what I’m actually doing helping my kids, or really just messing them up?

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You may have the same concerns as well. You have great intentions, but your intentions don’t always play out the way you hope or expect. It leaves you with a little uncertainty, a little seed of doubt about whether your kids will be better off because of you or completely jacked up.