This is a guest post from Cherie Lowe. Since 2008, Cherie has been confidently wearing a plastic crown
and encouraging others to dream big dreams. Together with her husband, Brian, Cherie paid off $127,482.30
in a little under four years. She scribed the ups and downs of their debt-slaying journey on her popular website, www.QueenOfFree.net
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My husband Brian is a patient man. For more than two years, he cast the vision for our family to get out of debt. It’s not that I was ever vehemently opposed to the goal. I mean, who really ever says, “I think it would be swell to have $127K+ in debt. Let’s keep on doing that!”?
I just couldn’t see how it would actually be possible to pay off that much debt. Weren’t we already stretched as far as possible? Where would all of that money come from? And certainly we would be absolutely miserable in the process. Who wants that kind of grief in life?
Last week Stephana and I recorded our first interview for our new 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. The idea of doing a web show came to us last summer. And after creating the 7 Rings of Marriage last fall we finally had the perfect platform for the web show, marriage curriculum, and eventually our book.
The past month one of the major sites I write for has been down, and another major site has been making some changes in preparation for a new web design. During this time I haven’t written as much for them as I normally would.
I’ve had a little time to begin to work on some other things, and brainstorm ways to create more value for you who read my blog. While brainstorming, I could just go and do what I think is best, or what I think is most needed for you when you visit my blog.
I meet with a group of guys every other week as part of a mastermind group. None of us have met in person, only online. All of us have wives, multiple kids, and our families are very important to us. We are also all creating content geared toward helping other families.
Last night my wife and I went to see Irreplaceable the Movie. Irreplaceable is a Focus on the Family documentary directed by Tim Sisarich about family, and how it has seemingly lost its meaning in our modern culture. After watching a few YouTube trailers about it, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to be about.
My assumption was it was going to document the important, almost irreplaceable role that father’s play in family. It was about that, but it was so much more! There were so many things that jumped out at me that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one blog post.
This past Sunday our Pastor shared a story of the time his wife went out of town for the week, and it was him and his four kids. He admitted he didn’t handle it very well, was calling screaming for help, and couldn’t wait for his wife to come back home.
I have posted a grand total of two posts on my site over the past couple weeks. My goal is to publish a new post at a minimum every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Obviously I’ve been missing the mark!
Your marriage is supposed to be boring right? Once you settle down, get married, and have kids all the fun stops. I…don’t…think…so! Unfortunately many marriages are in fact boring. Not only that, they’ve accepted a boring marriage. I don’t know about you, but I’m not accepting a boring marriage. I’m not accepting anything, but an amazing marriage!
Every marriage faces some type of challenges. Sometimes the challenges are big, sometimes small. The same with parenting. When faced with them they can sometimes seem overwhelming. Leaving you with a feeling that you just can’t continue in marriage and parenting.
For us thirty-something-year-old men this is a great time when it comes to movies on the big screen. If you grew up watching super heroes on TV, many of your favorite childhood super heroes are now being featured on the big screen. And with some killer special effects!