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62 minutes | Jun 20, 2018
MA 007: That Time We Didn't Know Where To Live
In this weeks episode Vance and Stephanie discuss their nomadic real estate past. They talk about how budgeting and paying off debt in year one of married life allowed them to buy their first home. They take a stroll down real estate lane, walking through each buy, sell and rental they encountered. They share their advice to new home buyers and even current home owners who are thinking about making a change. And they talk about how the word contentment really changed the way made real estate decisions.
52 minutes | Jun 13, 2018
MA 006: That Time We Had A Stalker Situation
In this weeks episode Vance and Stephanie discuss a recent incident they encountered during one of Vance's business trips. They discuss certain travel rules that are in play and why this particular incident seems to be such a sore spot. They dive into how past relationship baggage might add fuel to the fire and what steps they can take toward a better outcome should this particular incident rear its ugly head again. Because every marriage moment is an opportunity to do better next time!
53 minutes | May 30, 2018
MA 005: That Time We Battled Through Anxiety Together
In this weeks episode, Vance and Stephanie discuss her recent battle with anxiety. She shares about what that struggle looked like for her, what treatment options she explored and how Vance loved her and encouraged through it all, even when he didn't quite understand it.
55 minutes | May 23, 2018
MA 004: That Time We Knew Nothing About Marriage
In this weeks episode Vance and Stephanie reminisce about the early years of meeting, dating, falling in love and getting engaged. And then life gets real...real quick. They discuss what expectations were individually brought into the marriage and how quickly reality set in. They talk gender roles, finances and what fights and arguments looked like then versus now. They stress the importance of peacemaking in their marriage and how having a team mentality is key to thriving and keeping things moving forward.
50 minutes | May 16, 2018
MA 003: That Time We Decided To Explore Fostering, Part Two
In this weeks episode, Vance and Stephanie finish sharing their journey to exploring fostering. They pick up right where they left off in episode two and discuss their initial thoughts about fostering and adoption, even before they were married. They share about what life looked like while being on different sides of the decision to explore fostering and how they leaned on their support system to help make it through. They reflect back on the church series that would change everything and introduce you to the process of applying to be foster parents. They will share about an unexpected bump in the road and finally bring you up to speed on where they are in the fostering process today.
55 minutes | May 9, 2018
MA 002: That Time We Decided To Explore Fostering, Part One
In this weeks episode, Vance and Stephanie take you through their struggle with infertility. They walk through all the different treatments and how they individually felt about the process and some of the reservations they had going in. They discuss how they managed through such a sensitive and stressful time and ultimately share how God met them in waiting and in a miscarriage to open their hearts and eyes to a potential alternate journey to having a family.
43 minutes | Apr 25, 2018
MA 001: That Time We Decided To Start A Podcast
In this weeks episode, Vance and Stephanie share how this little podcast came to be. They discuss why Stephanie wanted to start the podcast in the first place and how on Earth, she got Vance to jump on board! They talk about the fears and reservations of sharing their journey and what Making Ackers really even means. You'll get to learn a little bit ago who they are, what they spend most their time doing and what most importantly, what they hope you get out of listening each week!
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