Korie and her husband Willie got married at the young age of 18 and 19. The two were headed off to college together with big dreams. But then Korie found herself pregnant and decided to become a stay-at-home mom.
While at home, Korie decided to hand paint duck calls for the family business, Duck Commander.
After college, Willie worked at a Christian Youth Camp, there Korie made the duck calls but afterwards they found themselves diving headfirst into ministry.
Willie became a youth minister and Korie a children’s minister.
Korie stated that she had no real indication of what God wanted but if you “stick with God long enough you will go on some adventures.”
Korie then discussed that although she is seen as a public celebrity, she still sees herself working in ministry.
Korie stated, “I think that’s what we’re all called to. We’re all called to ministry, and you know when we did start our show Duck Dynasty, I remember people asking us, ‘Well are they going to let you talk about your faith? Are they going to show that y’all are Christians?’ and I remember saying to them, ‘Well they can’t get around it because it’s who we are. It affects how we parent, it affects everything about our life. How we are as a married couple, how we parent, how we are as a family, how we are as employees and employers, and how we are with our friends.’ And so, to me it was just like well it is who we are. I think that that is what God has called us to.”
She added, “Our faith is not just a part of our lives, our faith is our lives.”
Movieguide® recently reported on Korie and Willie’s faith in their marriage:
DUCK DYNASTY duo Willie and Korie Robertson sat down with Fox News Digital and shared their secrets to a successful marriage.
Willie stated right off the bat, “I think our faith is a big part of that because you believe in something bigger.”
“When we’ve had difficult times, we know that there’s something else that we’re living for. And so that definitely has drawn us together,” Willie continued.
“There’s all kind of little things, you know?,” Willie added. “I try to give more than I take, and I try to serve. And so there are a lot of little things that we put in there. And now that we have grandkids, it’s even more. I’m so glad that we did stick it out, that we’re still together. And our kids are married now and can watch us. And so it’s a tribute. And we’re thankful we modeled that from our parents as well and grandparents.”
“The secret to a successful marriage — I think I would just say it is just don’t quit because tough times will come, and we definitely experienced tough times,” Korie said. “But in those tough times, we’ve somehow turned back to one another, turned back to God. And rather than quitting, we just stuck it out and stayed together. And I think every marriage experiences that. And so that would be my advice,” Willie concluded.
Willie and Korie both attributed the impact of thier faith to Willie’s parents Phil and Kay. Phil and Kay, known as Miss Kay in DUCK DYNASTY, accepted Jesus in the mid-1970s.
Korie told Fox News Digital, “Faith is everything to our family. Willie’s family, actually, his parents came to faith when he was about 3 years old. And it just changed everything for their family, for their life. I grew up in a family of faith, so it’s so important to us.”
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