Emily Gresens Strey

Name: Emily Gresens Strey

Family details: Emily and her husband, Johnold, have been married for 17 years and have four children–Lydia, 13; Julia, 9; Kurt, 4; and Claire, 2. They are members of Crown of Life, Hubertus, Wis., where Johnold serves as pastor.

“I’ve found a lot of truth in the saying, ‘Children are our best teachers,’ ” says Emily. “They learn exactly what I teach them, and when I see both the good and bad things I’ve taught them, it makes me very aware of what I want to change as a Christian parent. Also, over my years of parenting, I’ve learned that this saying is true, ‘The days are long, but the years are short.’ I want to enjoy my time with my kids as much as possible, because they really do grow up so fast.”

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