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From rapper to reverend, Rev. Run has had his run in with marriage twice, but the second time around he wanted to get it right. After reconnecting with his teenage love, Justine, for a second time, he knew that he wanted to marry her. Rev. Run, legally known as Joseph Simmons, and his wife have had seven children between the two of them including one that died right after birth and one that was adopted.

#LoveandLead Lesson: God can use you at any stage of your life.

The Rev. Run and Justine story is not particularly unique. There have been other couples and families that have experience similar things. What makes them stand out, however, is that this couple has been unapologetically open about the influence of Christianity in their marriage. Of course, they don’t always get everything right (who does?!), they still encourage themselves and others to love as Christ would.