2013: 13 Things About Us

Woo-Hoo!  It’s 2013!  To start off the New Year, we thought we would take a brief opportunity to write 13 things about us, just to give you all a little more insight into who we are.  So here are 6 things about each of us, and then #13 is what we love most about marriage.

Justin:

Favorite Foods: About 1 1/2 years ago my doctor discovered I had some allergies.  They suggested I not consume cheese, chocolate, refined white flour, refined sugar, and a whole host of other foods, including peanuts/peanut butter.  As you can imagine, my favorite foods have changed drastically over this time period.  Therefore, my favorite foods include ribs, steak, and if I’m cheating, Ben & Jerry’s Frozen Greek Yogurt (blueberry is best!).

Favorite Movies: I’m into either full-blown comedy or action flicks, so The Bourne Series, Ocean’s 11 (or 13), and ‘classics’ like Dumb and Dumber are great for me!

Favorite Books: I’m currently working on a Master’s in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, therefore much of my reading is required for my education.  That said, some of my favorite books include “The Meaning of Marriage” by the Keller’s, “Renovation of the Heart” by Dallas Willard, and a new favorite, “The Cure: What if God Isn’t Who You Think He is and Neither are You” by Lynch, McNicol, and Thrall.

Favorite Music: My musical tastes are very far and wide.  In the ‘worship’ music realm I enjoy Gungor, Matt Redman and David Crowder*Band.  In the ‘rock’ world I enjoy U2, Switchfoot, House of Heroes, and The Violet Burning.  In a genre I simply refer to as ‘Singer/Songwriter’ I enjoy Sleeping At Last, Future of Forestry, Bon Iver, Sara Groves, and Josh Garrels.  And when the mood is right, I’ll even listen to Lecrae, Trip Lee, or other Rap/Hip-Hop.  Still, this is but a very small sampling of my musical tastes.

Favorite Hobbies: Playing guitar, watching football or hockey, and after our kids are asleep, the occasional video game.  I also manage to find time to piddle around on the ipad…a lot.

Favorite Thing About Blogging: More than anything, I enjoy writing questions that challenge couples to grow in their marriage.  The more practical advice we can offer here on the blog, the better.  (I’ll also note that for some odd reason, Megan says I’m the better writer, but her posts always get more page views and comments than mine.)  🙂

Megan:

Favorite Foods: I think there are no two more perfect foods than peanut butter and chocolate.  My most healthy choices, however, would include sweet potatoes, eggs any way and greek yogurt.

Favorite Movies: This category is ever changing but my current favorites would include Robin Hood (2010), Pursuit of Happyness, and The Incredibles.

Favorite Books: In my opinion, anything Linda Dillow touches is gold. I have read and re-read all her books and feel like she is something of a mentor to me.  I have recently enjoyed “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp, “The Meaning of Marriage” by Timothy Keller, and “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. I also spend copious amounts of time reading The Magic Tree House series, The Magic School Bus (I secretly want to be Ms. Frizzle) and anything by Cynthia Rylant with my girls.

Favorite Music: I am gonna have to go with my classical music roots and say that symphonies by Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Holst would top my listening enjoyment.

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, writing and sex.  Although I spend more time cleaning, cooking and running errands.

Favorite Thing About Blogging: Interaction with other bloggers with similar passions.

What We Love Most About Marriage:

Friendship. We are best friends when it comes to just about everything.  While you can see that our interests are very different, we put our friendship above all else.  It’s our friendship that makes our marriage special.  It’s our friendship that makes our marriage strong.  It’s our friendship that makes our marriage sexy.

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