“…choose life, that you and your offspring may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Hi! We’re glad you stopped by IntoxicatedOnLife.com, a one-stop-shop for learning about living a healthy home life.
We write on a wide variety of topics—growing close to God, health and wellness, parenting, homeschooling, nutritious recipes, reviewing great products for your home—which may sound sort of random. It is. But what ties it all together is our desire to fully enjoy the life God has given us.
Who are you people?
We are Luke and Trisha Gilkerson. We are the parents of four rambunctious boys. We love Jesus, each other, our kids, family, friends, books, and food—in that order.
Why is Intoxicated On Life so cool?
We have a passion for truth in all aspects of life. There are many challenges to raising a strong family in a world full of myths and misinformation. In light of this, our blog aims to be…
1. Parent-centered: This is a place for parents to come and learn what is best for their families.
2. Research-driven: With every post we try to present solid research and personal experiences. We don’t try to give the last word on any subject. We just want to pass along the research we’ve done that informs our opinions.
3. God-honoring: No, not every post is about God directly, but we write every post knowing our family is called to represent Christ.
We hope you subscribe to get regular updates of our posts.
What’s popular here? (Top 10 most-read)
We post about 5-7 times per week. Since we started in April 2012, we’ve written hundreds of posts. Here are some of the most popular:
- Resources on Cold Adaptation
- Supercharged Weight Loss: The Benefits of Cold (Part 1)
- The Day My Husband Died: Praising God in the Storms of Life
- In Defense of Lard & How to Render it Yourself
- Teaching Writing Structure and Style (Curriculum Review)
- 3 Reasons We’re Not Giving our Kids Christmas Gifts
- A Sweet Life: Is Agave Nectar a Good Sugar Alternative?
- Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise
- Small Steps to Healthier Eating
- How we Met on eHarmony
How do I find you people?
Please follow us at…
- Website (you’re here): IntoxicatedOnLife.com
- E-mail: intoxicatedonlifemail [at] gmail [dot] com
- Facebook: Facebook.com/intoxicatedonlife
- Twitter: Twitter.com/intoxonlife
- You can also find us on Google+ and Pinterest.
Who is this Luke guy?
Trisha says: Luke is my sensitive, attentive husband and known by his four children as SuperDaddy. He is an aspiring Biblical scholar who is seeking God’s will for his life and the life of his family.
He can ramble on for hours about topics he’s particularly interested in—definitely a wordy guy! I guess that is what makes him particularly suited for his job as the blog manager at Covenant Eyes. He has written and contributed to several e-books for Covenant Eyes about pornography and its impact on family and society, including: Your Brain on Porn, Hope After Porn, and Porn-Free Church.
Luke is also a regular contributor for the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Biblical Counseling Coalition (he was among some of the most read authors in 2012). He was the 2012 winner of the Crystal Plagioclase award at Covenant Eyes, which honors one highly valuable employee of the company. (I’m totally proud of him!)
When we met, Luke working as a campus minister on the campus of University of Toledo. He worked, mentoring and discipling students, for 6 years. He has a degree from Bowling Green State University in Philosophy and Religious Studies and is working hard to complete his Masters degree at Reformed Theological Seminary in Religion.
He enjoys books and music, fun with friends and family, and going out on double dates with his wife and twin babies. He’s a hard-working dude, juggling family, church services, work, and school.
Who is this Trisha person?
Luke says: Ah, my wife. She’s pretty stinking amazing. She’s one of the most intelligent people I know, an amazing cook, and she’s cute to boot. I definitely married up.
Trisha homeschools our oldest child while juggling a four-year-old and a couple one-year-old twins. Now, that’s talent! But it’s not that she’s only suited for home life. She is a perpetual student, always striving to learn and better herself. She has a BS in Biology, an MA in Counseling, and a PhD in Awesomeness.
Trisha attended Grand Valley State University majoring in biology and completed all her pre-med courses. After getting married she decided to not to go the medical school route so she could spend more time with her husband and future children. (She still likes to pretend she’s a doctor by prescribing natural remedies for our ailments.)
Trisha totally switched tracks and went to Michigan State University for her masters work in counseling. She participated on their research team and contributed to a couple peer-reviewed journals. Trisha has worked as a counselor and was also the director of a program working with developmentally disabled adults. (There are times she still longs to go back to school, but she’s got more an enough on her plate. Trust me.)
What I love about her most is the way she willingly and humbly serves her family, often with a patience that can only be described as supernatural. She inspires me more than anyone else I know.