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Steve Wiens
Steve is a pastor, writer and runner, and lives in Minnesota with his wife, Mary, and three young sons. Read more at

Entries by Steve Wiens

An die Eltern von Kleinkindern: Lasst mich derjenige sein, der es laut ausspricht.

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Ich bin jetzt an einem Punkt in meinem Leben, an dem ich mich nahezu immer absolut hundemüde fühle. Zerlumpt, wie-schlage-ich-mich-noch-bis-zum-Ende-des-Tages-durch, mit vor Müdigkeit brennenden Augen.

Ich habe drei Jungs im Alter von 5 Jahren und jünger. Darüber beschwere ich mich nicht. Nun ja, vielleicht ein kleines bisschen. Aber ich weiß...

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With Little Kids, You Take Trips, Not Vacations

(87) Comments | Posted August 25, 2013 | 10:49 AM

I'm told that when you spend 48 hours cramming suitcases and food and toys and blankets into your minivan and then head out of town with your kids, it's not a vacation. It's a trip.

A vacation is for sipping drinks at 10 a.m. and taking those obnoxious pictures of...

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Wins and Losses

(9) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 1:11 PM

Lately, I had been great with my kids.

I hadn't felt the need to go out to the garage to sit on the step and breathe while holding my head in my hands for days, and I certainly hadn't resorted to clapping my hands really loudly and saying things like,...

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Dealing With Tragedy And Loss

(5) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 4:42 PM


I have been thinking about Oklahoma City, and have noticed how some people are responding to the pain and loss of others. I resonated most with what Rick Warren, whose own son recently committed suicide, tweeted recently:

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10 Words That Describe Infertility

(20) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 1:00 PM

Recently, I wrote a post about the hilarious and exasperating journey of parenting small children. But for seven harrowing years of infertility, my wife Mary and I would have given anything to have children, no matter how hard it was.

Here are ten words I would use to...

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To Parents of Small Children: Let Me Be the One Who Says It Out Loud

(510) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 6:02 PM

I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone-tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes burning exhausted.

I have three boys ages 5 and under. I'm not complaining about that. Well, maybe I am a little bit. But I know that there are...

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