Before marrying last July and announcing their pregnancy on Tuesday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and his singer wife, Ciara, let the world know they planned to build a relationship "Jesus' way."
In honor of the newlyweds expecting their first child together, The Christian Post is highlighting five ways the Wilsons honored God with their relationship.
1. Ciara Trusted God to Send a Man Like Russell
Before they became the Wilsons or Ciara even met her NFL star husband, the 31-year-old singer prayed for a man like him. In an interview with Essence magazine last May, she recalled trusting God to send someone matching his exact character.
"I decided to trust that God had a plan for me, and move forward one day at a time," Ciara told Essence Magazine as the May 2016 covergirl. "I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted: a God-fearing man with a very fun spirit who loves kids and would really, truly care for me. I was very specific because I do believe you can have it all."
2. Russell Listened to God When Leading Ciara
Early on in their relationship, Russell said he heard God's voice concerning his relationship with Ciara. At a July 2015 appearance at Pastor Miles McPherson's The Rock Church in San Diego, California, Wilson revealed that God told him to lead the R&B star.
"I will never forget she was on tour, she was traveling and I was looking at her in the mirror, sitting in her dressing room, she was getting ready to go, about 15 minutes before she went on stage," he told The Rock Church congregation about the incident. "She was sitting there and God spoke to me and said 'I need you to lead her ...' "
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