I married my lovely wife in 1993 and 11 months later she gave birth to our first child, a son. In 2011 she gave birth to our youngest child, also a son (with two daughters and two more sons in between). I'll be honest, I often find life very challenging. Too often I let it get the better of me. I am not perfect, my marriage is not perfect, and our family is not perfect. I don't shy away from this in my writing. In other words, I have no desire to present a false image. I certainly give God plenty of material with which to work! I can say I love my wife, I love my children, I love those I am called and privileged to serve. All of these things God uses to conform me into the image of Christ. By God's unfailing grace, I think I am doing pretty well so far, often despite myself.
You can read some of the relevant issues in my conversion here. Lest you think my conversion was all doctrinal, dogmatic, disintegration (I needed to alliterate), here's a piece that briefly mentions another aspect of what happened (and continues to happen) to me.
I am originally from Ogden, Utah and still live in northern Utah with my family.