Sports! My parents had always dreamed of having their girls play sports. My sister and I tried just about every sport there was in school and concluded after each one they weren’t for us. It was either too much running, too competitive (and if you know me I don’t have a competitive bone in my body), or just not really our thing. I’m sure they were disappointed to say the least. The one thing we did stick with was cheerleading in high school (until a broken elbow ended my cheering days).
I’ve been married for over 16 years and we’ve served in youth ministry for 15 years and a few months. It has been a wild ride and something I wouldn’t trade for anything. I honestly believe that our marriage is stronger because we serve God together! And, I know it wouldn’t be worth it or possible without God! He is the sustainer, provider, comforter, and peacemaker. I realize not all of these hacks will be applicable to you but take what may strengthen yours and discard the rest. Here are some things we’ve made a priority over the years…