Principle: Overcoming Adversity
Tony and Lauren Dungy – You may know Tony Dungy as a former NFL Player and Super Bowl winning Coach of the Indianapolis Colts. His wife, Lauren Dungy has been the wind beneath his wings, playing the starring role as the mother of their five children, a national speaker, an early childhood specialist and president of the Dungy Family Foundation.
In 2005, the Dungy family faced an unimaginable tragedy when their teenage son, James, committed suicide. However, through it all – the pain and adversity, the Dungy’s commitment to Christ has guided them to a place of healing and restoration.
Dungy shares with Tom Joyner in an interview, “Relationships are challenging, and life doesn’t always give us a clear path with direct answers no secret formula – but we walked together hand in hand to meet challenges head on.”
Through their commitment to one another, they’ve learned to “not only survive..but to flourish.” The Dungy’s attribute their strength to their mutual commitment to love another and to stay together.
When we make the decision to make our marriages work, in spite of challenges, we set something powerful into motion.