God is in the Resurrection Business: What That Means For You

“God is in the resurrection business.” This is a phrase Mark and I love to say, and for good reason! Throughout our lives, we have seen God restore relationships between family members, provide healing from addiction and past hurts, and turn lives around completely....

Managing Your Expectations for Holiday Parenting

The excitement of the holidays is hard to contain! Your young children are anxiously waiting to leap out of their beds to open presents on Christmas morning. Your adult children may be traveling home from college or coming to visit from their homes. You may be looking...

An Empty Nest Mom’s Guide to College Kids Coming Home For Break

We mamas are all about nest-building. Once the stick turned blue or the adoption papers were filed, most of us started getting ready for our new family member. We assemble the nursery, fill dresser drawers, start scrapbooking, and adjust nearly every aspect of our...

Teaching Kids Truth: 3 Family Activity Ideas

Whether you are a parent or a grandparent, it’s important to be intentional about teaching children the truths in God’s Word, to begin tucking those truths in their hearts. If you are looking for some activities to use during Spring Break, or just to...

Why Personal Growth Is Important | Episode 132

Today, Mark is joining me to talk about the subject of personal growth. It’s no secret that we did a lot of work on our marriage that we now affectionately refer to as “Mark & Jill 2.0”. But what you might not hear us talk about specifically as much is how much...

Making Family Devotions Crazy Fun with Tim Shoemaker | Episode 78

What if your family devotions looked less like sitting in the living room listening to someone read and more like electrocuting a pickle? Or converting a leaf blower into a toilet paper launcher? Or lighting toothpaste on fire? That sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But I’m...

Santa’s on a Budget: How Less Can Be More for the Holidays

This may sound crazy, but the holiday season doesn’t have to be a time where you spend a lot of money. It’s true! In our book Living With Less So Your Family Has More, Mark and I share how even though our world often tells us the message that “bigger...

3 Types of Dates Every Marriage Needs | Episode 54

Do you and your spouse struggle to find the time to invest in each other? Does it seem like cleaning the house, getting your kids ready for bed, or work always get in the way? If that has been you at any point in your marriage, this episode is for you! To help me talk...