Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter (12 years)


"He loves me with all of his heart."

Jerrod and Lisa knew each other in high school. casual acquaintances with no sparks. all of that changes one fateful evening at a local pub. he was standing across the room. recognizing him, lisa walked up to him  and said, "hey I haven't seen you in a long time." Jerrod agreed. the last time they saw each other was at Kauffman hall on the university of Oklahoma's campus. casually, Jerrod said, "where have you been?" lisa crushed him with her next 3 words- "I got married." sort of disappointed, He backed off. then lisa brightened his day with her next statement- "but I'm divorced now!". jerrod scooted closer...and they have been scooting every since.






jerrod and lisa married on July 19, 2003

What qualities did you see in this person that made you want to marry him/her?  


lisa: He was caring, handsome, and had great arms


Jerrod: Great Mother! When I started dating Lisa, she already had a kid. I was able to she what kind of mother she was. I actually was attached to both her and Colton. Lisa was a simple person. It didn't take much to make her happy.

How do you keep the romance going? What are some things that you enjoy doing as a couple?
We make sure we tell each other I love you daily. We do things for each other without the other asking. We love to fish, ride the motorcycle, and work on our house and yard. 

What is your favorite part of marriage?
Having someone to talk to and share my life with 

What is the most important aspect in a marriage to make it successful?
Putting God first 

Life often throws many curveballs, and those that make it through those tough times stay together. How have you dealt with stressful times that arise?
We give it all to God and know it will work out. We never go to bed angry! 

Marriage isn't always a cakewalk. What advice can you offer newly engaged couples when disagreements occur?
Never say anything out of anger. Calm down before you say something you may regret. Always be willing to say you are sorry. 

What do you see as the strengths of your marriage?
I like a budget and he appreciates it. He always lets me know memories last longer than money. We always allow for friend time or alone time.

jerrod, what do you LOVE about lisa? 

I love Lisa for many reasons. Great mother, very understanding, and she loves children. I was so happy to hear that she was going back to college and finish her education degree, shortly after we started dating. She has definitely found her calling in life.

lisa, what do you LOVE about jerrod?
He takes care of me. He loves with all his heart and doesn't do anything half way. It's all or nothing. 

What advice would you give newlyweds?
always be willing to say "I'm sorry" 
let the other one know daily how important they are to you. 
Always make time for each other. Communicate with each other! 

What song best describes your marriage?

Cross My Heart 


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