Hi friends, welcome to We Are Colemans!
We are Ben and Megan Coleman and we believe the greatest impact we make begins at home. If you’re anything like us, you want to be more intentional with the important things in life. In fact, you’ve probably asked yourself at least one of these questions…
How can I strengthen my marriage?
How can I parent with a little more purpose?
How can I grow deeper in my walk with God?
But life gets busy and we get overwhelmed. And our family and faith are ignored. Trust me, you’re not alone. But instead of trying to be more perfect, we’re learning how to be more intentional…with our time, with our conversations and with the people we love most.
If this sounds like something you want too, then you’re in the right place. Our mission is to encourage and equip you to lead your family well. We look forward to sharing our lives with you!
We’ve enjoyed twelve years of wedded bliss. Well, maybe just the first year when we had no idea what we were doing! After a few years of stumbling through marriage, learning how to fight fair, moving far away and coming back home again, we began our family. And then we blinked and had three kids!
As much as we thought we had everything figured out, our lives didn’t play out how we expected. In December 2013, our third child, Bennett, was diagnosed with cancer at just 17 months old. Every parent’s worst nightmare became our heartbreaking reality.
We fought cancer for four short months at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Our faith was challenged every day as we fought for our son’s life and prayed for his healing. But on April 28, 2014, the cancer died and our sweet Bennett went to heaven (read posts about Bennett’s Story). As you can imagine, this was not part of our plan for our family. It never is for anyone’s. But we continue to trust in who God is and how He works all things for good…even when it hurts. And part of the good has been our fourth child. A great joy in our suffering!
We know the challenges and struggles that life can bring. We fight for our marriage and for the hearts of our children every day while grieving the loss of a child. But that’s why we’re committed to sharing our lives…so no one feels alone on this journey. Our desire is to see families be purposeful with the people they love most because the biggest impact we make on this world starts at home.
We are currently living in Sugar Land, Texas, where Ben serves on the pastoral staff at Sugar Creek Baptist Church. Megan makes a lot of to-do lists, does a lot of laundry and takes care of the little ones all day. We love where God has us!
When our first child was only a few years old, we realized pretty quickly that he had a sharing problem! But what kid doesn’t, right? So we came up with a saying that would help him remember. And now years later, it is our family motto. We say to the kids “We are Colemans…” and they respond “…and we share!” We believe that a shared life is the best life of all!
What to expect at We Are Colemans
Our goal is to post two times a week…maybe more if the children are cooperating! Our posts will range in topics from marriage and parenting to faith and grief. We promise to be transparent as we share our lives with you and pray you walk away encouraged and equipped for the challenges of leading your family well.
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