Growing Home Together

 

our story

Thanks for stopping by Growing Home Together, where we (Rob & Joanna Teigen) want to share the journey of family life and faith with you.

We’ve celebrated 25 years of marriage and are loving life with five awesome kids, plus 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.

Over the years we’ve lived in five states as we made our way here to West Michigan. We look forward to meeting you here, supporting your pursuit of God and the hearts of your loved ones. We can’t wait to grow together with you.

 

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Growing Through Prayer

Lord, our children are gifts from you. We hold them close to our hearts and pour all we’ve got into their lives. As parents we find ourselves holding on to them so tightly, we forget they’re yours. Today we ask for courage to give our kids back to you.

We offer you our children as whole people—mind, body, and spirit. Teach them to think rightly about themselves and their place in this world. Fill them with wisdom and knowledge from your Word. Set them free from lies taking hold of their minds so they know they’re fully loved. Heal any damage or brokenness that hinders them from learning, growing, and thriving. Encourage their hearts so they find confidence and hope as your children.

Give each of our kids a new name. Craft their identity as sons and daughters of God. Call them to yourself as you write their names in your book of life. Enable them to recognize your voice calling to them as their loving Shepherd. Separate them from the crowd by their holiness and allegiance to you. Fill them with your Spirit so they look like Jesus. May they become young men and women after your own heart.

Do your necessary work in our kids’ lives to bring them to maturity. If they must suffer the consequences of their actions, keep us from interfering with your loving discipline. When they need to lay down something good for the better thing you hold for them, show us how to support their obedience. If they’re becoming entangled in sin or rebellion, make us faithful in grace and prayer. Do whatever you need to do to draw them to yourself.

Claim our son’s and daughter’s future. We accept your calling on their lives, no matter how far you ask them to go. Stir brave desires in their hearts to serve you no matter the cost. Challenge them to aim higher than mere money, popularity, or success can take them. Instead, clothe them in your spiritual armor for the battle of advancing your kingdom in this world. Let them experience your lavish love as you provide every spiritual blessing in their lives.

Thank you for our kids. They truly are a reward and a blessing from your hand. (Psalm 127:3,5) Take them, keep them, and use them for your glory. We love you. Amen.

 

 

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
I will bring your children from the east
and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’
and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’

Bring my sons from afar
and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.”
(Isaiah 43:1, 5-7)

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