My Family

My Family

My wife, Donnalee, and I have been married for 30+ years. We have an awesome daughter, Anna.

Donnalee moved to my hometown when I was in tenth grade (she was in ninth) and we dated off and on for eight years before we married while we were still in college. Like most married couples, we have had our good times and bad. While we prefer the good times, we have learned to take those bad times and grow from them. Our love and commitment to each other and our marriage is stronger now than ever before.

Donnalee and I have a heart for couples in crisis. We maintain a marriage blog, facilitate marriage retreats, and work with couples one-on-one. Starting in 2009, we developed the marriage curriculum for our church’s┬áLife University.

We are now members of Westwood Baptist Church where we co-teach a class for newlyweds and nearly-weds with two other wonderful couples. We continue to use our marriage experiences to help others with theirs.

Anna is busy with competitive ice skating and theatre. She enjoys learning Latin, Greek, Italian, and French.

We have lived in Alabama for the past 19 years and we currently live on Blankenship Farms where I am (literally) the chief bottle-washer and beekeeper. We usually have an experiment or two going on how to make farming better and we make farm products.

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