It’s a proud day in Engaged Marriage history!
Since the fall of 2009, I’ve been writing most of the content here on the blog, to the tune of over 350 posts. I love writing for you and will continue to do so.
But as our community has grown, I’ve felt the need to add some fresh perspective to the site. I decided it was time to seek out help to make the quality of your experience with Engaged Marriage better than ever.
After sending a single email to our newsletter subscribers and then sorting through nearly 100 amazing applicants (it’s truly humbling to see the number of people with a passion and talent for writing about marriage and family), I was fortunate enough to assemble a team of eight amazing columnists.
These very talented folks have become friends as we organized our new publishing schedule, and I know you’re going to LOVE their contributions. They each offer unique perspectives, yet they believe deeply in the core mission and theme of Engaged Marriage. And I need to give a special shout out to Amy Latta who will also be our new Editor.
To start, they’ll each be contributing a new post once per month (they started this week), so look for their insights every Monday and Wednesday with me filling in the gaps in between. There’s going to be a LOT more actionable content for you to enjoy, so be sure to check back often.
I’m also going to expand our free newsletter to provide a summary of the new posts every other Saturday. Be sure to sign up here so you don’t miss a thing.
Without further ado, I’d like to introduce your new writing team. Please take a few minutes to reach out to them on their sites or social media profiles and say hello.
Kim Hall – Money & Career
Kim Hall created Too Darn Happy to help you build stronger and more joyful relationships through offerings of fresh perspectives and practical advice. Having been a wife for thirty years and a mom for almost as long to two daughters, she also shares occasional cautionary tales of her own character building life experiences. Kim recently authored her first ebook, Practicing Gratitude and Discovering Joy-Thirty Days to a Happier You. You can connect with Kim on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, too!
Dawn Van Ness – Sex & Intimacy
Dawn Van Ness is a married 38-year-old with one child and is managing her own small marketing company, Shy Light Media, and a art and writing career, A Dawn Everyday. She writes for others more than for herself, but is passionate in everything that she does.
Patrick Kansa – Parenting
I’m just a guy, married to a great woman, learning as I go how to best lead our little family of four. I’m also a bit of a watch guy, as you can see by my articles over on WristWatchReview and ABlogToWatch.
Amy Latta – Family Fun & Crafts
Amy Latta is the author of One Artsy Mama, where she shares a variety of project types including home decor, kids’ crafts, sewing, jewelry, and more. Recently, she published her first e-book, Crochet 101, to help beginners learn basic crochet stitches and techniques. She is happiest when creating something and enjoys making all kinds of projects with her 4 year old “Little Crafter.” In her spare time, Amy is a professional ballroom, latin, and swing dancer. When not on the dance floor or crafting, you can probably find her at Starbucks.
Julie Sibert – Sex & Intimacy
Julie Sibert writes and speaks about sexual intimacy in marriage. You can follow her blog at www.IntimacyInMarriage.com. She lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and their two boys.
Debi Walter – Romance & Date Nights
Tom and Debi Walter have been cultivating their romantic vineyard for most of their 34 years of marriage. It has been their conviction from the start. Now they are passionate about helping other couples discover the rich harvest of romance available to them no matter the current season. Through their marriage blog, The Romantic Vineyard established in 2008, they provide regular posts about growing your marriage for God’s glory.
E.J. Smith – Help for Troubled Marriages
E.J. Smith is the face (and mouth) behind SimplyEJ.com. Born in New Jersey, and transplanted to Texas, this self-professed holistic health nut is currently completing her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Raised Catholic and the wife of an active duty Marine, E.J. uses introspection and pragmatism to help readers create loving, fulfilling relationships from the inside out.
Mary Beth Foster – Family Fun & Crafts with an emphasis on DIY home projects for couples!
Mary Beth Foster is a full-time high school English teacher who lives in Mint Hill, NC, with her husband of two years and their two cats. She tackles craft projects, home renovations, and culinary adventures in her free time. Read more about her creative endeavors on her blog: http://fosterhouseblog.blogspot.com/.