About Christine

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This blog is the place that I try to process the things I hear God teaching me. There are times when I write something and then read it, it’s like hearing it for the first time. I live in a noisy world, I value the silence this blog allows me to have and how I understand the world more after I’ve spent time here.

I am a wife, a mom, a worship leader and a mentor mom. 20 years ago I married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Doug, and together we have built a life that includes 4 children, 2 turtles, a bearded dragon and a dog. I have been speaking to Mom’s groups for years about marriage, raising children, making friends and spiritual growth.

Over the years, I have had many friendships come in and out of my life that have shaped me into who I am today. In time, a special group of friends, “The Aunties,” developed and from those relationships I have found security, love, challenge, heartbreak and laughter. “The Aunties” have helped me develop a philosophy that “life is better with friends and that friendship is worth the risk it takes to build.” These woman have taught me how to be strong, to be weak, to speak up and how to listen.

Affectionately known as “the sex lady” to many Mom’s groups in the Tri-state area, I speak candidly yet with levity about intimacy in marriage, how to continue the romance while changing diapers and the need to fuel the romance with the man you married. This important topic is a passion of mine and I promise to make your group laugh, cry and think about the very important relationship between you and your spouse in a time when it is so easy to forget, neglect or even develop disdain and why you can’t afford to do any of those things.

Spiritual growth and a pursuit of passion and purpose has been a life long journey for me that has filled countless journals under my bed. On a relentless quest to know Jesus Christ more fully and to understand His word, I have compiled countless ways to study the Bible and meditate on the love of Christ. Teaching others how to open the Bible, reflect on it’s truth and internalize what it means for individuals is another passion of mine. Teaching others about Jesus’s love for them and how they can love him back is found throughout my writings and talks.

Doug and I have four children ages 17-10. Together they tackle how parenting is constantly changing and needs to also remain consistent. It’s a juggling act of teaching your children about expectations and standards and adapting your parenting style to fit each individual. We love to share stories of success, abysmal failure and how to laugh through it all.

 

4 comments

  • Laura ettema

    My life has been better because of my friendships and doing life with you and our other sister friends! I’m so thrilled and excited for you and can’t wait to see where this new adventure brings you! Love you friend!

    • christinebierma@gmail.com

      Laura, you are so sweet and such an inspiration in my life. You have shown me what it means to be strong and fight for yourself. Thank you for your encouragement and friendship.

  • Jan Ingram

    Thanks for opening an interactive blog. It is so needed in such a digital world. Many blogs I’ve read are very “me” oriented and only talk about what they have accomplished and about their families. So often we forget who is reading them and to have an open dialogue teaches as well as informs others of very real topics that many others are also struggling with. I know you and I believe God will use you to shine your light.

  • Susan Haberman

    Christine,
    I never knew you had this blog, but what a blessing it is! You are truly and inspiration, Christine. I found a new favorite blog (actually, the only one I will look at). I am excited to share your words with my coworkers. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of reading your inspirational, thought-provoking words. You are God’s hands and feet in this world.

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