Christoph & Hillary
Welcome to our marriage, parenting, and personal growth lifestyle blog!
Our desire is to bring families to a place of contentment with their lives, not to gloat and prove to you that we have it all together or that you should be like us. We don’t and you shouldn’t.
From our humanity, grit, and personal experiences, we will always point you to the one thing we know gives hope in this crazy life — Jesus.
We all know that difficult circumstances sometimes don’t change, but we can learn to experience joy, even amidst the pain and suffering that accompanies each and every one of us. It is with contentment that one is able to experience freedom. When we aren’t hindered by our perceptions, we can joyfully accept our circumstances.
We draw our advice from scripture, believing it to be God’s diary, our absolute truth and authority for our lives.
Hillary and Christoph met in 2008 at a Bible school in Austria called Tauernhof—one and a half years later, they were married.
Our story is combined with struggle, adventure, loss, and a whole lot of love.
We are both creative, passionate, driven, and STUBBORN. We have been through many ups and downs in our marriage, and because we have survived—come out stronger—we feel we have something to offer you in your journey.
Adventure is one of our favorite things to do as a family, whether that’s camping, hiking, traveling, being on the pontoon, or just sitting at home watching movies and playing games. We love to travel around the states in our self built camper.
We adore our children, and know that their future will mostly thrive on our victories and failures as parents—it’s with this knowledge we put a lot of thought and love into our parenting.
Our stance on parenting has much to do with the understanding that you as a parent are the primary influence of your child’s life. As parents, you are not helpless, but rather equipped to give your child everything they need emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically.
It’s our desire to be ever so careful with this privilege, and encourage others to do the same.
Disciple, wife, mother, write, musician, hairstylist, introvert, coffee lover.
I love God. I love to get into His word and figure out why, who, what, where so that I can know Him deeper, with a penetrating love. This relationship is wavering, sometimes based upon how I feel—my struggle when I let my emotions direct my faith—and not the very fact that I am a child of God; loved, protected, and sealed in His promise.
I am awkward and say the wrong things at the wrong times, which is why writing is my preferred form of communication—you can delete and try again. I love being in the company of a few special people including my wonderful hubby whom I most days like, but all days love, as well as my beautiful children; baby Jack and Elliott.
I started a professional music career after my first son was born, and am thankful for the opportunities and music I got to create with wonderful people. Feel free to check it out here.
Disciple, husband, father, writer, interior architect, software-engineer, carpenter.
I am also awkward and say the wrong things at the wrong times—more than Hillary, I would say. I am driven by my love for Jesus and desire to know him more.
I love to learn, which is why I’m going to school for coding at age 37!
There is nothing I love more in this life than my wife and two sons. We have so much fun together, exploring the world and everything in it. I believe that taking care of my family and making sure they are okay is glorifying God with my life.