Deaconess Heidi Goehmann with Grace Place Wellness, as well as a writer, wife, and mom, talks about why the first year of marriage is so hard. The Bible clearly talks about a man leaving his father and mother in order to be one flesh with his wife, and that leaving and cleaving process is much harder than many of us realize! Combining two different ways of doing chores, two different personalities, two different wills, can be filled with angst when lines of communication and forgiveness become shut off. Deaconess Heidi talks about how to work through those times together in prayer. Find her writing and Bible studies at ilovemyshepherd.com.
If you haven’t had Director of Programming Andy Bates’s smoked mac and cheese from scratch (yes, including the noodles), you’re missing out on a magical food experience. Although he’ll gladly go venturing through the woods in his Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks (those are shoes), he’ll also stay happily busy automating every possible thing in his home while eating cherry cheesecake brownies made by his wife, Lauren. As a Theatre major, don’t ask him to pick a favorite play, but you may find him hanging out with his adorable 4-year-old son watching Trolls or listening to bluegrass or the latest audiobook on biomechanics.