—we desperately needed to be more intentional about nourishing it. ) In our premarital counseling back in the dizzy, Pastor Tom from my home church in New York, shared with us that the best thing we could do for our future children would be to pour time and energy into developing a healthy marriage. When Mark and I are connected and functioning well as a team, parenting Juniper comes so much easier. And yet, we knew that if our marriage was important to us—which it is!Then in February 2013, after her faithful committed heart, she became the cornerstone in shaping the sound of Hillsong UNITED today.As she gracefully begins to talk about UNITED’s current tour, so much of her love and passion for her creator is revealed.Before we’ve even greeted one another her smile meets us across the room, and in her soft Australian accent, she expresses her excitement to meet us.Taya grew up on the far north coast of New South Wales, Australia, and first began faithfully serving in the children’s youth ministry, leading and helping with kid’s work. So much of our lives the prior seven months revolved around caring for Junie, we barely had time for ourselves let alone each other. Truth be told, at the end of 2016, we both felt completely drained.
Things aren’t quite so easy anymore, we have kids, a house to take care of, jobs and other responsibilities.Some couples are a bit hesitant to start trying Date Night, or maybe you don’t know how to date your spouse successfully.We put together this little pack to help get both of you on board, and make it possible! These are questions you might have different answers to, so they will start a great conversation and get you both having similar expectations!In her spare time she enjoys singing, hiking, cuddling in a fuzzy blanket, and spending time with her friends and family. And not just before having kids…but even more so, after! And that love we have for each other just overflows onto Junie. Okay, so, if we believe in nourishing our marriage relationship, especially after having kids, what does that look like?