We are Jon and Jema. We help couples overcome disconnection and create adventure together.
Our story began in northern Minnesota where people walk on water (some amazing people live up there). Okay, they walk on frozen lakes in the winter, but still. We met at eleven, dated, married, and had four kids. We were the typical conventional couple building the typical life until it didn’t work anymore.
Our Marriage Failed
In 2008, our marriage crumbled. Well, more like our marriage exploded and we were left standing in the rubble like characters in an Apocalyptic movie – fire, smoke, lightning bolts of denial, a wedding portrait smoldering in the ashes after Jema ripped it into pieces (whoopsies).
After our marriage shattered we went to therapy where we found the tools we needed to talk about anything. We read books, talked to strangers, and started to share our deepest thoughts. We carefully let go of the parallel lives we were living to intentionally create a life together that was fun and fulfilling.
And then we had this crazy idea…
In January of 2011, we sold our Minnesota life to live in a motorhome for eight years with four kids, a dog, a cat, and a fish named Turtle.
We needed to make a radical change so we stuffed our family of six in an RV to heal ourselves, our relationship, and our parenting. It became therapy on wheels as we traveled to see all of the United States while renewing our relationships and literally rubbing elbows with each other. While we traveled, we transformed the RV into a public art project that looks like a butterfly. Yup, we found our quirky. Maybe even our hippie.
Something Like Marriage
In the end, we chose one another again as lovers and deepened our soulful connection with one another. We laughed, planned adventures, and rekindled the romance. We created our own unique relationship that looks Something Like Marriage.
We found out that long-term relationships don’t have to be boring! Who knew! We are so excited to support you in creating the relationship you both desire.
Interested in creating your adventure together?