• OUR TOOLBOX: The Young Man’s Guide to Awesomeness

    We love sharing how God is teaching us to be intentional with our marriage and family. But there are other amazing resources out there that we want you to know about too. So we created OUR TOOLBOX! Each of these posts highlight a great resource, book, ministry or tool that has helped us lead our family. Today’s post is from Barrett Johnson, the founder of I.N.F.O. for Families and author of The Talk(s). His newest book, The Young Man’s Guide To Awesomeness, is already a bestseller in Amazon’s Christian Men’s Issues category! If you have young men in your house, […]

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  • HOW TO GET QUALITY FAMILY TIME THIS SUMMER

    Summer is almost here! We are already counting down the days until we are no longer slaves to the school schedule. It’s a nice three-month reprieve and often we set out to enjoy quality family time together. But before long, summer can become difficult to manage. We’re either surrounded by bored children who need to escape the heat, or we are jumping from one trip to the next without enough time in between to do a load of laundry. And in the middle of it all, we still have work and chores that need to get done. Our summer dreams […]

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  • 3 TOOLS YOUR CHILDREN NEED

    The other night I put my son to bed and asked him if there were any new words he heard at school that he didn’t know. He’s eight. And yet, we have this conversation together about once a month. Why? Because I want him to know he can ask me anything. But I also want to know what he’s hearing so I can be ready for more to come. It’s impossible to protect my children from every negative message or influence in this world.  There are some days I feel like we do this parenting thing really well, and others […]

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    We are Ben and Megan Coleman and we believe the greatest impact we make begins at home.

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Marriage

3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART TWO

Marriage is hard and building intimacy with your spouse takes a lot of work. Fully knowing each other and fully loving each other at the same time…that’s a commitment. But thankfully we have an example of what that looks like for our marriages. Jesus knows our every flaw but it does not limit or pause His love for us. Rather, He loves us in the midst of those flaws and gives us the grace to grow. But how do you actually develop this kind of intimacy in your marriage? In my last post, I shared that the first key of […]

3 KEYS TO INTIMACY: PART ONE

If you’ve been married for five days or fifty years, you know that marriage takes hard work. And developing intimacy with your spouse is one of the most difficult tasks you will tackle together. This is one of my favorite quotes from Tim Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage. It clarifies how difficult intimacy can be. To fully know our spouse and fully love them at the same time is committing to love like only God can love. That is no easy task! But Jesus models this for us in His relationship with His bride, the Church. He fully knows us…every […]

Parenting

OUR TOOLBOX: The Treasure Tree

We love sharing how God is teaching us to be intentional with our marriage and family. But there are other amazing resources out there that we want you to know about too. So we created OUR TOOLBOX! Each of these posts highlight a great resource, book, ministry or tool that has helped us lead our family. We hope they will be a great resource for you too. If you have more than one child, I have a question for you. Are you as amazed as I am at how different each of your children are? It’s incredible how God can […]

MY FAVORITE WAY TO MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE WITH THE KIDS

The things we can store in our memory always amazes me. I usually can’t remember what I had for breakfast but I can still sing the entire opening song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And I couldn’t tell you one of my friends’ phone numbers today, but years (and years) ago before we had fancy phones, I had every person’s number stuck in that brain of mine. One things for sure, we memorize what’s important and useful to us. Memorizing scripture was one of those things I knew I should do, but I never made a habit of it. […]

TEACHING OUR KIDS TO LOVE OTHERS THIS MONTH

Love is in the air…or maybe just in the Target dollar bins. Seriously, it’s exploding hearts everywhere! Valentine’s Day is coming up and for some of us it’s a time for a special date night, some extra goodies for the kids and more pink all around. Honestly, this holiday has never been a big deal for our family. We skip the date night, we let the school parties provide the candy for the kids and we shout out an extra “I love you” on Valentine’s Day. And maybe we eat some conversation hearts too. Other than that, we don’t do […]

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