posted on March 13, 2012 at 8:00 am
When it comes to marriage in the celebrity world, I feel that Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s union is ‘role model’ material.
Underwood is not only beautiful, but she is an amazing country singer who glorifies God in many of her songs. The fourth American Idol winner, Underwood has won many awards and is never afraid to thank God for her blessings. Already a strong Christian, she married an even stronger Christian, Mike Fisher, a professional hockey player.
Underwood told People magazine in 2010 that Fisher “improved [her] walk with God.” What a wonderful blessing!
Fisher just recently released his book, “Defender of the Faith: The Mike Fisher Story,” which describes how he puts “his faith in Christ first and has demonstrated his love for God both on and off the ice.”
Keep God in the center at all times because if He’s in the center of everything, everything else just falls into place. And it doesn’t mean it’s easy but He helps you along the way. - Mike Fisher on Tasteofcountry.com
Underwood and Fisher are also careful to respect their marriage when making decisions in their careers. In a music video for the duet, “Remind me,” Carrie and Brad Paisley play the parts of a married couple who look back to a time when they were more loving. Carrie explains to Extra, “We had to go very delicate, because obviously we’re both separately married to other people.” The idea that both she and Paisley put their marriage and respect for their spouses ahead of their career is so refreshing.
Two extremely attractive and successful celebrities, devoted to God and glorifying His name, come together in marriage! Wow! How can we as Christians not applaud them and look to them for inspiration?
I think that Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are a fantastic example of how a couple can remain true to their faith and each other, even as highly successful celebrities. Although Christianity is often ridiculed in Hollywood, this couple is not afraid to praise God openly. Their marriage is a great example of why young Christian girls should wait for the right Christian man to marry. It’s so much easier to glorify God when you have a spouse who shares the same values.
The Underwood and Fisher union has been an inspiration for me and my husband and so I offer this prayer in return.
Lord God, bless Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s marriage. Let their union last a lifetime, as all marriage should, full of love and respect, even in challenging times. Bless them abundantly and let them always strive to instill Christian values in their fans. Hold them close always and keep them ever mindful of each other’s needs and ambitions while they continue to place You in the forefront of their lives.
Keep them ever loving and faithful to each other, especially in an industry that lacks morals and promotes sinful behavior. Let their marriage and life together be an inspiration to others. And Lord, continue to strengthen their faith as they improve their walk with You. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.