reason family

Welcome, my name is Keelie!  I met the love of my life, Austin, at age 16 and we married in 2003. Austin is an ordained minister, blogger, writer, and head of the Love Hope Adventure IT department. He also works as an interim pastor at a church nearby. 

Austin and I have three amazing boys – Corbin, Tripp, and Braden. We have homeschooled our boys for the majority of their education. Being a homeschool mom has allowed me to pursue many interests over the years, including my dream to be a writer.

For a number of years, Austin encouraged me to nurture that dream by starting a blog. One of the things that held me back from starting a blog was that I had no idea what to write about. After a lot of thought and prayer, it was clear that God was bringing tips for married people to the forefront of my mind. In 2014, I finally had the faith in myself to start Love Hope Adventure.

We Have a Passion to Help Married Couples

I grew up with parents that have a strong marriage. It was through their influence in our lives that Austin and I were able to build the marriage that we have. We were invested in strongly by them, and many other wonderful couples.  Now, we want to do the same for others.

Both of us have a huge desire to help struggling married couples. God has put us in many positions over the years where we have had a chance to council with couples through difficult times in their lives.  

Marriage Advice From a Christian Perspective

Austin and I are children of God and we are committed to sharing marriage advice through a Biblical lens. We hope that as you begin to understand what the scriptures have to say about sex and marriage, your relationship will become stronger.

Love, Hope, Adventure

It started out as a decorating idea. We were building a rustic look in our home, and decided to go with the idea of a few simple words painted on some reclaimed wood. We wanted three words that would be like a motto for our marriage and family.  

Love is the foundation of our home. The mutual love between Austin and me is what started our relationship and family. Without it, nothing else makes sense.

Hope is that dogged sense that Austin and I share that we will get through, things will get better, and there’s is a happy ending coming. When one of us is struggling, the others remind them to hope.

Adventure is that wild-eyed look into the unknown that asks, “What’s over there!”  In our marriage, and in our kids’ lives, we seek to cultivate a sense of wonder in the world. We want to be bold and courageous, never backing down from something new; whether it be a new recipe, or a new career. Adventure is out there!

Please join us on this journey of love, hope, and adventure as we tackle the hurdles in our own lives and hopefully shed some light and perspective on yours.


Austin and Keelie