Growing up as kids the thought that my Mother and Father would ever separate or get a divorce was never in question. Mom and Dad taught me from a young age that their love was strong both between them and us brothers. The unconditional love they showed me was the same kind of love that they had for each other. No matter what I did growing up as a kid, their love stayed consistent. They displayed this same kind of love to each other which was a testament to their marriage. Mom taught a lot of conflict resolution when we were kids, and how to face your problems head on. This has helped me more often than I can think of not only in a marriage but also in friendships, work, etc.
Mom and Dad have been able to help countless couples throughout the years keep their marriage alive and thriving. An example instilled into all three of us brothers, to cherish the sanctity of marriage through the tough times and good times. I do not think that I would have the same feelings about keeping a marriage together if it was not for the fact that my parents stayed together.
I grew up in a Christian environment, going to church every Sunday and Wednesdays. My parents raised us to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Not only to have our own relationship but, once we were married to share that relationship with our spouse and let God into the marriage. This has been present in my marriage since the very beginning.