Meet the Team

Meet the writers who make up the fabulous team here at A Biblical Marriage! The topic of marriage can be so general and vast, and we each have our own struggles and trials when it comes to marriage.

That is why we are so happy to have so many talented writers joining us from all walks of life to talk and share about marriage and their journey. From the dating and engaged, to the newly married, to the long-time marriage veterans, we have writers in all stages. From military life, to step parenting, to battling illness, our writers have walked where you are walking and want to share their story with you!

Meet Our Fabulous Team

Jami Leigh Balmet {Owner & Designer}

Jami is passionate about Biblical Homemaking and striving to be a woman of God. Jami and her loving husband Jason, have been married for 3 years and have just welcomed twin bundles of joy into their home. She has a heart for hospitality and making her home an inviting place that reflects Christ. She blogs about this passion at Young Wife’s Guide. Jami and Jason are also launching a joint vision to encourage couples to form Christ centered unions at A Biblical Marriage.

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Jason Balmet {Owner & Editor}

Jason is driven to display Christ in all aspects of his life.He is particularly passionate about marriage, and strives to encourage others to improve their marriage relationships and grow closer to each other and to God in the process. He is an avid reader and caffeine addict, which often combine to keep him up later than he’d like. He has been married to his better half Jami for about 3 and a half years, and has 2 brand new twin boys. He blogs his thoughts and beliefs on marriage at A Biblical Marriage.

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Jean-Paul & Suzanne Balmet

Jean-Paul & SuzanneWe are high school sweethearts that were married at 21 & 20 and have been striving to center our marriage on Christ for the last 28 years. We were blessed with 4 children in our 20s and 3 more in the next 2 decades – having an age span of 18 years between our first born son and our last. And we have recently been very proud to join the rank of grandparents with our twin grandsons, Malachi & Micah! We love the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoy studying God’s Word to know Him better! We love family and doing things together such as attending church, ministry, serving in our church AWANA program, as well as many activities such as biking, hiking, Ultimate Frisbee, and many more indoor & outdoor games!

Angie Benjamin

Angie is a wife, mom and blogger. Wife to an amazing man and mom to a beautiful 6 months old baby girl, Angie desires to build, inspire and encourage women around the globe through blogging.

Angie loves reading a good inspirational book (mostly on relationships), coffee, chocolate and living in Africa. She dreams of becoming a great cook and baker. She’s passionate about God’s word and longs to grow in wisdom and pursue God’s will for her life. She blogs at Womanhood With Purpose.

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David Benjamin

David Benjamin is a Process Engineer, working for the biggest diamond mine in the world, in Botswana (Southern Africa). He’s been married to Angie since May 2011 and together they raise their 6 months old baby girl.

David loves listening to the word of God, reading inspirational books on business, relationships and leadership. He also loves soccer, an avid Manchester United supporter.

Born into a humble African family, to get to know Christ as teenager to then being blessed to study in Europe has given David a different perspective of God’s grace and favour upon his life.

Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein loves Jesus Christ, his wife, and children. During the school year he teaches sixth grade students who have special needs. In his spare time he works on home improvement projects, enjoys playing video games, and is a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. Aaron and his wife Hilary are ready to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary.

Hilary Bernstein

Hilary Bernstein is a Christ follower, wife, mama, and writer who blogs about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment at Accidentally Green. She’s recently released her first eBook, First Bites: How To Instill Healthy Eating Habits During Your Baby’s First Year. Hilary and her husband Aaron are preparing to celebrate 10 years of marriage.

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Shannon Bulla

ShannonShannon has been the blessed wife of Andrew, her high school and youth group sweetheart, for 2 years. They recently relocated from the Midwest to the big, free state of Wyoming, where they are enjoying God’s beautiful creation through hiking and camping. The Bullas are passionate about marriage, real Christianity, and financial stewardship. Shannon blogs about Christian living, frugality, homemaking, creative outlets (DIY projects, crochet, photography, fashion), and their Western adventures at Our Storybook.

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Susan Burkepile

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Susan navigates a chaotic household involving a fantastic husband of 10 years, four young children, a Catahoula, and a Pug.   Driven by God’s intervention into her depression and anxiety, she emphatically desires to share God’s love and compassion through the glory He has declared through her life.  Her daily struggles, and most importantly, God’s interventions are unreservedly shared in her blog, The Unraveled Mom.

Chris Cartwright

Chris is a Flight Instructor at a major Christian University in Central Virginia. He enjoys allowing God to use his gifts and abilities to not only teach others how to fly, but also teach principles from God’s Word. As a young man in his mid-twenties, Chris is seeking wisdom in many areas of life from men who are older and wiser than him. One of these areas is that of marriage, since Chris is engaged to be married at this time. You can read more about what Chris is learning at www.strivingforwisdom.com

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Naomi Costales

BlogPhotoNaomi, a daughter of the King, is married to a wonderful man and they have four children with one they wait to be reunited with in Heaven. They are blessed to homeschool going on 20 years. She enjoys being a wife and mother as well as photography, scrapbooking, reading, and quilting. She blogs at What Joy Is Mine where she encourages others to seek joy in their every day lives. You can receive her blog posts via email by subscribing.

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Jay Dee

SexWithinMarriage.com-160Jay Dee is a software engineer by day and blogger by night.  He and his wife have been married since 2001 and have 4 children whom they home school.  Two topics have always interested him since early on in life: theology and sexuality.  As well, due to early struggles in their marriage, Jay Dee has found a passion for helping other people with their marriages.  His blog (SexWithinMarriage.com, launched in 2012) attempts to do just that, discussing difficult issues within marriage, particularly regarding sexuality, from a Christian perspective.

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Jolene Engle

Jolene Engle was once a feminist who denied the existence of God until the Lord transformed her life in 1996.   In 1998 she married the man that God chose for her; her Beloved Solomon, also known as her husband, Eric.  For 10 years of her marriage she battled chronic and debilitating illnesses at the onset of motherhood. For the past 5 years of her life, Jolene and her husband have faced financial ruin and they have lost their home not just once, but twice. Even though her tiara is broken and her gown is tattered, she still lives as a daughter of the King.

As a broken vessel herself, she serves her Savior through her on-line writing ministry of The Alabaster Jar where she loves to encourage, equip, and inspire other women to learn how to pour out their lives at the feet of Jesus like the perfume from an Alabaster Jar.

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Marlene Griffith

Marlene is married to Michael and she is a stay at home mom/wife. She spends her days taking care of their three kiddos and homeschooling their oldest. Marlene enjoys crafting, cooking, baking and a good chick flick. When she’s not homeschooling or taking care of their home, she is blogging over at A Diligent Heart. She loves the Lord and is continually studying His word to gain a better understanding of His will for her in life.

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Michael Griffith

Michael is married to Marlene, and they have three kids. He has a huge love and passion for the Lord and seeks to live out His will each day. Michael is a computer geek and enjoys all things technology. He is about to get his blog up and going and hopes it will serve as an encouragement to men and husbands to lead a life in Christ.

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Mandy Hoffman

Mandy HoffmanMandy Hoffman connects God’s grace to the daily grind at DailyCupOfGrace.com. She is married to her soul mate and favorite pastor – Justin. God has graced them with two girls and one boy – all blonde hair and blue-eyed. If Mandy isn’t cleaning the house, baking cookies, or helping her kids pass the next level of Angry Birds, she can be found cozied up with a book or counseling teens and women.

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Mandy Kelly

Mandy-profileMandy is passionate about two things: The Word of God and the Souls of Men (and Ladies!). She is a married to her best friend, and gets the privilege to love on their three blessings (who lost their biological momma a few years ago leaving her husband widowed). She loves that the Lord has let her life be an example of delighting in Him and watching Him mold her life to make her desires match His. She spent 9 years in an early childhood classroom, and 4 years in an “in house” seminary program at her home church. She loves everything about being married, and loves to bring God glory through her roles as Christ-follower, Wife and Mother (in that order!) She enjoys women’s ministry, cooking, crafting, and traveling the world. Her greatest desires are to have her marriage bring God ultimate glory, see her children walk in truth, to lead others to the feet of Jesus, and to lead women into deeper and intimate relationship with their Savior through study of the Word of God.  She blogs at Women of Worship and is on the leadership team for goodmorninggirls.org

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Sarah Logan

Sarah has been married to Sam for 12 years during which time their family grew to include 5 delightful children from 11 down to 1, and an equally delightful mother-in-law who returned from 46 years of missionary life in Africa.  Both Sam and Sarah rejoice in encouraging other couples to grow closer together and to God and seeing strong homes emerge as a result of this spiritual union.

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Shelli Mader

img_1186Shelli is a wife of 9 years, a stay at home mom and a part-time freelance writer. She’s passionate about learning how to live for God and teaching her kids to do the same. Shelli blogs about her faith, her struggles and her family’s big dream of owning a cattle ranch at roadtoranching.com

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Jenifer Metzger

jenifer color1Jenifer and her husband, Jeremy, have been married for sixteen years and have four children whom she calls her blessings from Heaven. She is a housewife and homeschooling mom. Jenifer’s husband is the children’s pastor at their church and she enjoys serving along side him. Jenifer is a woman learning to say ‘yes’ to God and excited with the journey He is taking her on.

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Scott & Kim Morefield

Scott and Kim Morefield have been married for over ten years. They live in East Tennessee with their four children (one boy and three girls), ages 7, 6, 4, and 2, all of whom make excellent fodder for their blog at www.amorefieldlife.com (connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/amorefieldlife), where parenting is just one of the topics covered. They also enjoy writing about marriage, nutrition & recipes, healthy lifestyle, homesteading, and other topics, all from a Christian perspective. Scott has also written over 20 articles for the natural health website www.naturalnews.com.

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Rachel O’Neill

Rachel has been married to her husband Niall for four years. They are the proud parents of one little girl (so far) who came three months early. She is most thankful to know the God who is totally good and totally sovereign! You can find her blogging at The Purposeful Wife about Christian marriage, motherhood, and homemaking.

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Sue Peppers

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Sue Peppers has been married for 38 years to Cliff, a former law enforcement Lieutenant, and now staff Elder/Pastor at Gold Country Baptist Church in Shingle Springs, California. They have have been blessed with two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandchildren, ages 4 and 7. Sue authored a national newspaper advice column, and has been a contributing author to various anthologies (including Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul) and magazines. After a lengthy career as a documentary producer, she now devotes her time to the Lord’s work as a writer, speaker and Biblical Counselor-in-training. She is the Director of Hospitality for the GCBC Women’s Ministries.

 

AnnaAnna Radchenko

Anna and her husband, Ilya, have been married since August 2011.  They seek to glorify God in everything that they do, trusting in His perfect timing as they wait for children and take one step at a time through the life He has called them to live.  Anna loves to write, and shares her faith journey at her blog.  She enjoys mentoring, singing, reading, exercising, organizing, and keeping things neat and clean.  Having gone through many trials during her childhood and teenage years, Anna hopes to be an encouragement, urging all to pursue Christ and realize that only in His presence is fullness of joy.

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Jonathan and ChristinJonathan and Christin Slade

Jonathan and Christin have been married 13 years. Married while still bearing the “teen” suffix, they know the blessings and challenges of marrying young. Together they have five biological children and two adopted children, which certainly makes for some additional challenges! You can find them blogging at their own blogs: Christin at Joyful Mothering and Jonathan at Jonathanslade.net.

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