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Growing Home Together!

We’re Rob and Joanna Teigen and we want to walk with you on this journey of faith and family.

Join us in prayer for a strong marriage and wisdom in parenting. We share uplifting advice and practical tools to help you grow closer to God and each other in every season of life.

The Heart Behind Growing Home Together

Home is where we can experience the greatest intimacy with God and the ones we love. Yet at the same time, home is where we see our brokenness. Our family relationships reveal how loving and compassionate, selfish or fearful we really are. At home, we know both the greatest joys and the pain that life will bring.

We know God wants to use your home to teach you to love more deeply. It’s where you can see God’s presence and power at work. At home, you can see the promises of the Bible are really true. God does provide. He does offer forgiveness and second chances. He brings healing and restores what’s broken between you.

Let’s grow homes–together–that love well, trust in God, and shine a light to a broken world.

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We’re Rob & Joanna Teigen

Thanks so much for being here. We’ve celebrated over 25 years of marriage and are loving life with two sons, three daughters, and a beautiful daughter-in-law. We share an addiction to coffee, bookstores, and Christmas music. We debate whether two dogs are enough and who should win “The Voice” every season. We’re a neat-freak married to a mess, an explorer to a homebody, and an introvert to a ‘people person.’ But we do agree that our vows are for always, children are a gift, and prayer is powerful.

A Prayer for Today

It all begins with prayer. Whether it’s your marriage or your kids, or even your own heart’s struggles, we believe prayer is the key. We often post heartfelt prayers here to guide us through the week. We hope each prayer brings you hope and encouragement as you draw close to the Lord.

Growing Through Prayer–What Does Your Marriage Need Right This Minute?

Lord, you created marriage to be a beautiful mystery. By your Spirit you somehow knit two people together into “one flesh” for a lifetime. You reveal your infinite love for the church through the simple love of a man for his wife. Your name is made great as a woman honors her husband. You designed marriage to shine a vivid picture of how good you truly are. Yet in our relationship, we struggle to experience the loving intimacy you have in mind. We need you right this minute to do a new, powerful work between us.

Our hearts need healing. We’ve done harm with our words and actions. We’ve chosen “me” over “us.” You know how we feel lonely and disappointed. Soothe our hurts and renew our strength to move toward each other once more. Make us whole so we can begin again.

Lord, we need courage. It would be easier to turn and run than face our issues. We’ve got to boldly confess our selfish motives, cold hearts, and hurtful secrets. When it’s tempting to put up walls of self- protection, we’re to remain open and vulnerable. Courage calls us to tenacious love that refuses to give up. Make us brave so we fight for our marriage every day.

Right this minute, we need mercy. Fill us with compassion so forgiveness can wash every trace of bitterness from our hearts. Give us empathy for the insecurities and fears we each carry. Let mercy offer unconditional love that chooses to release the past and hold hope for tomorrow. Teach us to comfort with tenderness and encouraging words when we suffer pain. Through mercy, grow a deep trust between us that lasts.

We need to reset our priorities. It’s so easy to let our work, friends and loved ones, and busy schedules crowd our marriage out of the picture. Today, teach us the art of attentive listening. Make us willing to sacrifice what’s good in our days for what’s bestquality time with each other. Give us wisdom to recognize whatever is competing for our loyalties. Let us make every plan and commitment with the good of our marriage in mind.

We need the love of Christ. It’s only through Jesus that we’ll have “any common sharing in the Spirit” and “any tenderness and compassion.” (Philippians 2:1) We want to live out your Word to be “like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:2-4)

By your Spirit we can be selfless. Generous. Respectful and affirming. Helpful and servant-hearted. Hopeful and full of joy. Your love will make us humble and forgiving when we fail. We’ll be at peace, “perfectly united in mind and thought.” (1 Corinthians 1:10) In times of stress and confusion, we’ll find wisdom to know what to do. Filled with Christ’s love, we can love each other more than ever before.

Lord, we don’t want to wait another day for change. Right this minute, do a new work in our marriage. Meet every need so we can love like Jesus. And as we love each other well, let our home shine your light for everyone to see. May our marriage give you glory in all we do. Amen.

 

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