Welcome to Marriage Works!
We’re Kevin & Cetelia Bullard, and we’d like to let you know about our family, and why we do what we do regarding marriage.
We married on July 15, 2000, and have enjoyed a healthy, functional marriage since then. Although our marriage is far from perfect, we’re committed to making it work. We have three children: Max, Caitlin, and Kuria Joy. Thanks to them our house is full of energy, excitement, and Band-Aids.
We both stay busy with our joint and individual pursuits. Kevin is completing an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership while working as an IT consultant. Cetelia has IT consultant experience, but traded in her IT skills long ago so she could be a homeschooling mother (Kevin consistently says & wholeheartedly believes her job is much harder than his).
We pastored a church for almost 4.5 years, and really saw the ups and downs that people face, especially in their marriage. This was a part of what catalyzed us to major in marriage.
Here are the other reasons …
- Between the two of us, our parents have had 7 wedding ceremonies
- Kevin has 1 biological sibling, yet 6 brothers and sisters
- Cetelia vaguely remembers living with her parents for 3 years
- Cetelia and her siblings were raised by 2 sets of grandparents for 12 years
- Due to divorce in the family, Kevin went almost a full year without speaking to his mother
- Out of pain and revolt, Kevin skipped his mother’s 2nd wedding ceremony
- We had to answer our 5 year-old’s question about why Kevin’s parents weren’t married to each other
- And that’s just the start…
We don’t put these figures up here to bludgeon our family members. Instead, we put them up here to illustrate why we do what we do. Our family members are all good people who’ve either made or been the victim of unwise relationship decisions
Based on what we’ve experienced, we can relate to what you’re experiencing. We are fighting the exact battle you’re fighting: the one against broken, empty, unfulfilling, kid-destroying, heart-breaking marriages that bring lots of pain, high attorney and settlement fees, and the disapproving look from others when they find out you’ve been married multiple times. Like you, we’re dealing with the pressures of everyday life — finances, schooling, children, work, family, forgiveness, guarding against affairs & divorce, and on and on. We’re susceptible to life’s storms just as you are.
That said, this is why we do what we do.
Because of the circumstances of our past, we’re sold-out to changing the circumstances of our future. And because you’re able to relate to what we’ve been through, we’re calling on you to join us as we champion the cause of healthy, functional marriages.
We look forward to continuing to serve you through Marriage Works!, and thank you for joining with us as fans for marriages that work!
Standing for healthy, functional marriages …