Life in the Real World

Real life experiences after college

Just my opinion… February 23, 2008

Filed under: Church,Marketing,Random — jenncollins @ 4:53 pm


There has been a lot of buzz about this church in Tampa doing a sex series. If you haven’t heard about it, just Google “30 day sex challenge” and you will find hundreds of articles about it. It’s getting national attention and many people are blogging with their opinions.

I thought I would share mine.

I am all about doing whatever it takes to bring the rate of divorce among Christians way down. I think the 30 day sex idea is good and it will probably help save a lot of marriages. But I can just tell that it was thought up by a man because I mean, duh, what man doesn’t want to have sex everyday? I don’t think I’d be off target if I said that the majority of women would be OK if they never had sex. Other things like affection and conversation are way important to us (at least for me, they are). Am I right ladies??

Personally I think having sex every day for 30 days a little overkill. I think it’s all about making the time for it and if you have to, plan it. At least, that’s what I’ve learned in the 2 1/2 years I’ve been married.

Whether you are married or single, I would definitely recommend going through the questionnaire they offer on their website. Joel and I sat down together and went through it for about an hour and a half. It was wonderful. I finally got to get some stuff off my chest that I’ve been wanting to say but didn’t know exactly how. He also got to say what he wanted. It might’ve been the best conversation we had in weeks. You find out what your emotional needs are and how your spouse can meet them. Go do it! They also offer a married/single guide for the 30 days. Each day asks a question and you journal about it. We’re going to do that, too.

As for whether we’re gonna do the challenge…well, that’s none of your business! 🙂

I was going back and forth on whether I should post something about this, but I decided I’m just gonna go for it. If it offends you, I am deeply sorry but I think it’s something the church should talk more about. I don’t always agree with the method or the marketing necessarily but I do agree with saving more marriages, so there ya go.


Name Change Series January 15, 2008

Filed under: Blogging,Branding,Church,Communications,Marketing — jenncollins @ 10:44 am


Check out my other blog to read about the process of our church name change. If you’re in ministry, you might find it interesting! More articles are to come, so stick around!


My ‘fresh’ delivery today October 16, 2007

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I was surprised when, after a long day of meetings, I went back to my office and found a box on my desk. The box had “fresh produce” stamped on the side. I was confused. Then I remembered that Shauna said she was going to send me her book! When I opened it up, the above pictures are what I found. How creative is that?! Now I’m not gonna lie…the tangerines don’t look too edible, but just the fact that when I opened the box, I immediately smelled citrus was so cool. What a refreshing idea. The tangerines have stickers on them. There is an air freshener for your car with the book information on it. I love the whole thing.

Thanks again Shauna!! 🙂

Go get the book…I’m reading it tonight.

p.s. that’s my couch, handed down to me from my grandma (i’m not a country blue person)…i’m thinking of buying a new one at the brand spanking new Ikea 🙂


Changing the world October 4, 2007

Filed under: Blogging,Marketing — jenncollins @ 12:23 pm

This is a great quote I found from this blog earlier in the week. Let it really sink in, it might change the way you do everything.

Don’t ever settle for getting someone’s attention. Channel attention into action if you want to change the world.


Go post! October 1, 2007

Filed under: Church,Communications,Life,Marketing,Web — jenncollins @ 3:45 pm

Wanna hear real stories from real people? Go post your story. Tell us about your job. VENT.

And they just keep coming and coming…


Communications Network September 26, 2007

Filed under: Church,Communications,Graphic design,Marketing,Web — jenncollins @ 9:08 am

I’ve blogged about it before. Now it’s actually happening. Saturday, November 3rd at 11 a.m. If you live in south Florida and you’re in communications/graphic/web design, you NEED to be here! It’s going to be worth it!

I’ve gotta give a shameless plug for the Communications Network blog. Check it out and pass it on! September 25, 2007


We are joining some of the other churches across the country and doing an “Office”-esque series. Except we’re calling it “On the Clock”. It’s going to be a fun study on office life and how to deal with it. We’ve got a website up allowing anyone and everyone to write down their office stories. Go on, you know you have a story. It’s completely anonymous, of course. Share away!