The View From Here - The Blog of Jeff & Debby


Welcome to our blog!

Having spent the last 30 years as road warriors in the ministry, working with a variety of ages and denominations across the country and around the world, we've gained a unique perspective on marriage, family, church, & ministry. We'll share some of those here, and we'll also use this space to update you on the latest news about our ministry and family. If you're here to look for posts on specific subjects, just click on one of the categories or tags listed. We'd love for you to follow our posts through our RSS feed and, if you would be so kind, please share anything you think is worthy!

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Marriage Conferences Help Children's Ministry

We just finished leading another Marriage Tune Up conference this weekend for a church. We were actually brought in by the children's minister. Why? Because more and more of these ministers realize if they want to affect the spiritual lives of the kids to whom they minister, they have to help affect the spiritual lives of those kids' parents.

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Tearing Down Walls, Building Up Families

Recently we had a live filming of our Prepare To Last pre-marital retreat at WinShape. It was a lot of work, but it’ll be worth it in the end! We were laughing when it was close to midnight two days before the retreat and we had been running full-steam for the previous two months and especially the week before, getting all of the stage set, tools, props and clothing together to fill a 6X12 ft trailer. So many people see us on stage or video and think we have a glamorous life. Oh, if they could see us most of the time, they'd see it’s more like the typical work that being in the remodeling business requires.

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I'm In Love With This Woman!

I didn't know it was possible, but I have fallen even more deeply in love with my wife over these last several weeks and months as I have watched her pour herself out, helping take care of her sister and mom while trying to navigate her own grief.

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