A weekly sneak peek behind the scenes of one Southern New Mexico couple’s journey of church replanting while still staying focused on investing in their marriage and family. Dusty Marshall and his wife Elizabeth sit down to discuss the work, trials, joys, triumphs, laughs, and tears of the church replanting process as they seek to pour into the local body of believers, invest in the community, and still find time for date nights. Subscribe to get your weekly dose behind the scenes action. If you have questions, comments, concerns, or just want to say hi email us at

December 23, 2020

Ep. 020: Setting Goals for Home and Family

The year is quickly coming to an end and with that comes the time for planning and preparing for the year ahead. If there was ever a year for setting new goals and looking toward a new and productive year this would be it. This week Dusty and Elizabeth take time to discuss the importance of setting goals for the home and family. They break down why they feel it is important to set small, easily achievable goals together rather than focus on a big overarching hard to attain goal. Elizabeth shares the S.M.A.R.T method of goal planning that is widely known and used while Dusty chooses to take the less conventional route coined by professional wrestler turned yoga master, Diamond Dallas Paige. He uses the acronym S.M.A.C.K.D.O.W.N. No matter what method of goal setting is used it's important that the whole family is on the same page. 

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join us as we discuss goal setting for the home and family for the coming year.

*SMART method of goal setting:

S-Strategic or Specific


A-Achievable or Attainable

R-Results Oriented or Relevant

T-Time Bound


The SMACKDOWN method of goal planning:





K-Keep Going

D-Do It

O-Own It

W-Write It


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