Denean Jackson

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How long have you been married?

14 1/2 yrs

What is your love story?

I’ve known my husband since I was 12yrs old we meet through a mutual friend. We tried dating when I was 18 but it didn’t go far. It wasn’t until I seen him at church when I turned 22 that we began dating short version he asked me to go to the movies and we talked all night after the show he even read the Bible to me that evening, he completely swept me off my feet! The following Sunday we went to church together Which was March 23rd 2003! July he asked my dad for my hand in marriage and December 17th 2003 we were married this year we will celebrate 15 years of marriage Lords willing. We have three beautiful children. We’re originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.

How did you know your husband was the one?

I knew my husband was the one when I seen how much he loved the Lord! My father always told me that If a man doesn’t have a relationship with God he won’t know how to Love you! He showed me in many ways he had a personal relationship with God. That was so attractive to me.

What was the best part about your wedding day?

 

The best part about our ceremony was walking towards my husband and seeing him in tears. For him to be vulnerable enough to show his emotions in front of everyone was an incredible feeling to experience.

What is one piece of advice you would like to share to a newlywed?

Always Pray! Remember that know one is perfect accept your spouse flaws make them feel that no matter what they can always depend on you! Make an effort to not use the “D” word it’s not an option! Lastly and most importantly always always keep God at the core of your marriage I know that’s more then one but those things were very important to me and my husband starting our lives together.

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What is one or two pre-marriage tips or scriptures you would give a bride?

Pre-marriage tip, I highly recommend pre marriage counseling it helped a lot when my husband and I decided we wanted to get married we learned so much about one another. Also before marriage remove intimacy if you’ve crossed that bridge get to know one another without that component. 
Scripture for men
Ephesians 5:25
“Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”
For women
Ephesians 5:22
“Wives submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church.

What does living a life Faith + Fulfillment mean to you?

Living a life Faith+ Fulfillment means everything to me. I know that I am nothing without Christ! It’s very important to me that I walk in faith on a consistent basis because God has never left nor forsaken me. Faith is knowing that if you fall then you can get back up because Gods Grace and Mercy is sufficient. My family and I stepped out on faith when we relocated to North Carolina 11yrs ago not knowing a soul but, knowing that as we traveled here and once we arrived that God was on our side and that was very comforting.