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58. Why Becoming A Team Takes Time | Team Us

February 05, 2023
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For husband and wife Ted and Ashleigh Slater, the 1987 film The Princess Bride is frequently playing in their home. For them, one of the most memorable characters is Inigo Montoya. His patience and persistence as he hunts for the six-fingered man remind them that it takes time to execute a “death wish.” But what does a “death wish” have to do with marriage?

While they joined a new team when they promised, “I do,” that doesn’t mean the unity and cooperation is going to be easy or automatic. It takes time after marriage to make that transition from “me” to “us.”

One reason is that all of us come to marriage with ingrained habits. These are the things that steal joy from our relationship, keep us from walking in unity and practicing cooperation, and can even weaken our resolve to stay committed.

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I had it going on—or so I thought. After surviving sixty-three months of pregnancy, countless sleepless nights, and 35,000+ diapers, this former control freak encountered God’s grace. And I’m here to encourage you to do the same! I love encouraging and inspiring moms to grow deeper in their walk and relationship with our Heavenly Father.

You will be affirmed in your role as a mother as I speak of my own struggles with perfectionism and impatience and share my challenges, failures, and victories amid the ever-changing seasons of life. My honesty will surprise you, and my humor will put you at ease.

I’ve been married to my beloved, Davis, since 1986; our life has been a roller-coaster ride with God at the controls. We have seven kids and let me tell you our family loves to laugh! I enjoy playing in the dirt, eating dark chocolate, and walking on the beach. My husband and I own Apologia Educational Ministries, I’m an author and speaker—I am passionate about helping moms not only survive motherhood, but draw near to the Father and thrive in motherhood.

I’m so glad you’re here,


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