Donor Impact Stories

These remarkable journeys, empowered by faith and growth, were made possible with vital support from Communio’s donors. 

Mike and Tammy, once high school sweethearts in Austin, TX, drifted apart after graduation, marrying and having kids in less-than-ideal relationships. Both marriages lacked communication and a Christ-centered focus, leading to divorce.
Despite their history, they remained distant ‘friends’ on Facebook.
A turning point came when Mike, on a work trip to Austin six years ago, asked Tammy to lunch. The old spark reignited, prompting deep conversations about their priorities and the need for a Christ-centered relationship. Mike had sporadically attended Fellowship of the Parks Church and noticed their Launch Program, designed for serious couples, aligning with their values.
After three years of dating and an engagement, they attended the Launch Program, gaining valuable insights into setting expectations for married life. The program became a cornerstone, saving them from potential issues and stress. The church then connected them with a mentor couple, offering crucial support.
They married shortly before the pandemic, and during the lockdown, engaged with FOTP’s Pursue Oneness class, a nine-hour skills-based course focusing on conflict resolution, servant leadership, and communication. They participated both as attendees and leaders, valuing the lessons learned. Their commitment to a small group and engaging in fun-focused events organized by the church’s marriage ministry further strengthened their bond and friendships with other Christ-centered couples.
Tammy and Mike’s journey illustrates the transformative impact of prioritizing a Christ-centered relationship, seeking education and support, and engaging in a supportive community to foster a strong and enduring marriage.
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