Even though we
both had opposite goals in regards to marriage, there was one goal
that we had in common. We both knew that if we ever got married, we
wanted spouses who were totally committed to the Lord Jesus, to each
other, and committed to reaching the lost and hurting.
Rich at times errors towards being too assertive,
confrontational, and 'talking too much'. Whereas Carmi at times
errors towards being too passive, avoiding all conflicts, and being
What is great about our relationship is
we both see our individual flaws and are very open to allow God to
bring balance in our lives. Instead of seeing our differences as
obstacles we see them as opportunities to grow in Jesus.
Both of us are very
compassionate and have a strong burden for the lost and hurting. We
will 'go the extra mile' for individuals.
We may have some differences, but we are in total agreement in
regards to living a godly, submissive life to each other and to
God. We are committed to serving Jesus Christ with our entire life,
living according to the Word of God, and being a man and woman of
integrity. We are absolutely committed to be married until death,
regardless of what challenges we may face. We are committed to be
vessels of honor for our Lord and Savior. We are committed to having
a romantic marriage even when we are 'old'.
Some of you may be wondering
what is going to happen with Rich's ministry,
The Hill for Jesus.
Carmi completely understands and accepts that God has called Rich to
be a minister in Capitol Hill, Seattle. She believes her number one
calling is to be supportive of Rich and the ministry. As we both
minister to one another and those living on Capitol Hill we believe
the ministry will expand greater than if Rich was not married.
"Then I will make up to you for the years, That the swarming locust
This is truly happening for Richard through his relationship with
Neither of us
believe in dating, instead we believe in courtship. So, instead of
dating several individuals, we believe you court the person you know
is a potential mate. God will reveal who that person is without
having to date several people to find out. We also believe that
while courting there is no need to be physically intimate. So,
we both decided our first kiss on the lips will be at the marriage ceremony. (It
might be a long one)
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