This year (2015), my wife and I started a little project. We decided that we want to create a blog where we shared our family life; the highs and the lows, the joys and the pains, and the adventures come along with raising 5 kids while in ministry. Within this project, we wanted an interactive piece. Something that was more than posting a blog and hoping for a few comments.
We also wanted the blog to more than just a place to post our family stuff. While we love our kids, and we want to create great memories with and for them, we don;t want to simply brag about the things we do. Our goal for the blog is to build up and encourage families. We want to speak into the lives of families everywhere and encourage them to pursue God, to live out their faith, and to raising up children to love and live for Christ. So one of the ideas we had was to create a family vlog to go along with the blog.
The family vlog would be a little different from some of the family vlogs already out there. Instead of following the kids around with a camera, we wanted to make the vlog about family life. With a Q&A format, we want to talk about life as we raise our kids. The thought was, let's solicit questions from our readers; questions pertaining to anything and everything family related. We would then take the questions and answer them via the vlog.
A couple of weeks ago, we received our first question. As you might guess, we were pretty excited and at the same time, a little nervous. Well, this past week we recorded our first episode of the Family Vlog. The topic? A good one. Sex. We did our best to answer the question based on what we believe the Bible teaches and what we do within our family when talking about the topic of sex.
So here it is, our first Family Vlog.
Well, there you have it, episode 101! I think content wise we did pretty good handling the question. Video wise, we had no idea the video would turn out soo yellow. But we'll fix that before our next one!
In the meantime, let me invite you to visit our family blog; www.TheHighamFamily.com! We would love your engagement! So send us a comment or a question, and join the conversation as we work at raising stronger families together!
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 28 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the director of family ministry at a church, located in West Virginia. Jay has been married to Amy for over 23 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.