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How Madi and Grant Troutt Put God First in Their Marriage

Photo from Madi Prewett Troutt’s Instagram

How Madi and Grant Troutt Put God First in Their Marriage

By Movieguide® Contributor

Former BACHELOR contestant Madi Prewett Troutt and her husband Grant recounted the story of their relationship and explained how putting God first has made all the difference in their marriage.

“I’m so grateful that I am being led by a man who is being led by God and that I’m not having to trust, you know, just his feelings or his, you know, his own strength and ability, but I’m trusting—we’re both trusting in something so much bigger, and our love is built on something so much bigger than ourselves,” Madi said.

The two met after being set up on a blind date. They had chemistry immediately, and the first date resulted in a two-hour conversation over dinner where they shared some of the deepest parts of their hearts.

“I remember sitting there and this woman—I’ve never in my life seen someone with so much passion and care and love for God, [who] just knows what she was created to do,” Grant recalled. “I think there’s a lot of times where I’m like, I would drive the conversation like I would typically be in control of the conversation, and I remember being like…wow, this girl is asking me questions, and she’s killing it, she is thriving.”

God brought them together at an important time in their lives because both Madi and Grant were ready for marriage. God had prepared their hearts so they could jump into a serious relationship rather than look for something more shallow.

“We were both at the point where it’s like, hey, we’re not looking to date just to date, you know, and so we’re not just going to date to just like feel good,” Madi explained. “And so, we were asking those questions right off the bat like, ‘Hey, what do you see for your life? Like what do you see God has put on your life? Like what do you want to do?’”

From the start, they both felt that they had found their spouse. After roughly one year of dating, they got married in 2022, and while it has been a lot of work, they have learned a lot about what it looks like to live a Christ-filled life since tying the knot.

“What we are most excited for is a lifetime together,” Madi said shortly after their marriage. “We are most looking forward to walking out God’s purpose for our life together. We can’t wait to get plugged into a local church and host community in our new home.”

“Marriage is the best thing in the world, like, it is the greatest thing,” Grant said. “It is work, but everything worth it is work. Everything worth it is uphill. We have fought for this, and leaving and cleaving is what we did. When we [got married], we just left all family, and we’re like, let’s start our family together, and we would encourage all of our friends right now looking to get married…[to] go leave and cleave because when you become one…it just forges something so special.”

“And so, this foundation that we’ve laid here in Waco is one that we’re going to lean upon for the rest of our marriage, and we started [with] very healthy ways of dealing with things head-on, communicating early and often, learning how to deal with each other when we don’t feel good,” he added.

In living life on their own, they’ve also learned what it means to lean on Christ and place Him as their foundation rather than relying on their own strength.

“You love your spouse best when you love God the most,” Madi said. “And I would say you can apply that to any relationship. You love other people the best when you love God the most. The most important relationship in your life is your relationship with God and when that is strong and healthy, only then and from there can you begin to have healthy and strong relationships with other people.”

“When you just submit and surrender to the life of Jesus, it will all work out and God has you,” Grant added. “There are very few things that will matter but how we love and follow Jesus really matters, and that’s going to overflow into the way I can love Madi. I cannot love Madi in my own strength.”

“If I try and love Madi with all that Grant has, I will be short, I will blow up on her, I will not be quick to forgive, I will be inconsistent, but when I prioritize God, I can love Madi. Then I can serve Madi,” he continued. “My joy comes from the Lord. You know, it’s not just like [I] wake up happy, it’s like I sit under the waterfall of who God is and I am filled with Him and that allows me to love [Madi] right and love [her] well.”

Their conversation comes via Madi’s recently launched “Stay True” podcast.

“I have prayed about starting this podcast for 3 years and I can’t believe it’s finally out,” she posted on Instagram. “This is a podcast where vibes and values meet. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll grow and together learn how we can stay true.”

Movieguide® previously reported on placing God first in marriage:

Sadie Robertson Huff and her husband Christian recently talked about their new book, “How to Put Love First,” sharing how putting God first allows us to love others well.

“When God is first in our life, when love is put first, then all of our relationships are so blessed,” Sadie told TBN. “By that, I mean the overflow of relationship with the Lord blesses every relationship in your life, whether that’s with your spouse, with your parents, with your family, with your friends.”

While culture has certain ideas about love, the Huffs understand that true love can only be found in God.

“Our culture has put a lot of ideas in front of us about what love is and how its supposed to look. You typically see that on display on Instagram with a picture of an insanely cute couple, on a romcom where everything is weirdly perfect…but we are talking about a much different and bigger picture of love in this book,” the introduction to the book reads.

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