This past weekend was our 2nd annual marriage event explicitly designed for blended families.

We understand the unique need for an event like this, even if most that have never been, don’t.

If you have read any of our other posts or listened to our podcast, you would know that we deeply desire to connect with married couples with blended families. We have been together almost 12 years and have had to struggle through most of it and figure out the hard stuff the hard way.

This is why The Perfectly Blended One Day Event was created. We desire to help other blended families see hope, find answers and connect with others like themselves.

This weekend overtly exceeded our expectations of all of the above! It was simply amazing.

If you didn’t get a chance to make it this year, mark your calendar for next year!

November 4th, 2023!!

With all of that said, why even go to a marriage event? Can’t you just read a book? Listen to a podcast? Sure you can, but there are 3 reasons why you should go to an event also!


It is a commitment to put something on your calendar. Get in your car. Drive to a different city. Spend all day listening, engaging, laughing, and learning.

This level of commitment does so much for you and for your spouse. It shows your spouse that they are a priority. Your marriage matters to them so much that you are willing to sacrifice time, energy, and money. This is a commitment that goes much further than just a single day.


Anytime we take time to learn something new, we are telling ourselves and the world that we have more to learn.

This makes us vulnerable.

So often in the Christian community, we see people putting on their “masks” to appear they have it all together. This lack of vulnerability is just preventing them, their marriage, and their family from going to the next level.

God has a plan for you, your marriage, and your family. The only thing standing in the path of that is your willingness to be vulnerable. If you desire change and desire for your marriage and family to grow, you need to seek out answers to questions you didn’t even realize you had.


This is one of the biggest things that Kristy and I have seen make a difference in our lives over the past decade. Our event this past weekend would not have been possible without our community. We had so many sacrifices made just so this single-day event could be possible.

If you are not willing to stretch yourself, you are depriving yourself and your marriage of finding a community that desires to love on you, and support you.

This can and is life-changing.

Blended families need more blended family friends. We need support. We need help. We need love. We need prayer.

The people that can do this best are people that are experiencing life the same way you are.

Do you go to marriage events? Do you make sure your marriage is a priority?

Mark your calendar! November 4th, 2023. In the meantime, if you are near Michigan, you should sign up to go to the “Celebrate Your Marriage” conference on Mackinac Island. They have one in May and one in October!

We love you. God loves you!

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About the Author Josh

Defending those that can't. Loving the difficult. Serving the one true God.

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