Junious McLean, Jr. and Joyce Auld — Ministry Honorees
Length of marriage: 14 years; April 7, 2001
Number of children: 5
How you support each other in your careers. We support each other in our individual careers by being committed to setting aside “our” time together when our workday is over; working hard so that we can play harder [and] starting each day with prayer and being intentional about helping and supporting everyone we come in contact with. [Additionally, we] strive to maintain a positive outlook in our careers and to be available for words of encouragement throughout the day when things get hectic or crazy.
Why they were chosen: Author Joyce Auld and her husband Junious McLean, Jr. make it a joint mission to help strengthen the bonds of other couples through their marriage ministries. McLean, who brings three kids into the relationship, and Auld, who brings two kids into the marriage, also champion the blended family, showing the world harmony and love can exist without conflict.