Our family strives to live life deep in socio-economic blended community as a wholistic model of American Dream prosperity. The untempered "normative" Western cultural models of continuous "up, more & go" have become shallow and exhausting to us. Plus, these lifestyle patterns have fostered community models that rarely allow time or space to do everyday life on a person's home dirt with people not just like themselves.


This creative space is where we tell our stories, share experiences and hopefully craft new ideas of mutuality through others input. We want to nurture dialogue and deeper thought around the "lived experiences" of others... "others" not just like us.

May we all be encouraged to think deep, dream creatively big

and choose to live different for the common good!

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MissionYear + Marriage

MissionYear is a group that supports urban immersion lifestyles for young, 20-something types in major cities across our country. Their program is an amazingly creative way to immerse in diverse cultural “norms”; and, learn how to Love God and Love People outside of the comforts of one’s home-based “normals”. This past weekend MissionYear hosted a marriage retreat. Fifteen urban couples gathered in Chicago to look deep into our relationship joys and challenges. It was a 3-day facilitated event, sharing our victories and ongoing struggles. A time to celebrate marriage, own our “relationship stuff” and also craft a reboot plan in areas where we felt we needed improvement. There were no spoken

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