How My Wedding Ring Influences My Leadership

I believe you are a leader and you have an influence on the world around you. If you are married, your effectiveness and ability to change the world is contingent on the health of your relationship with your spouse.

Last month my wife Laurie and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Over the last several years we’ve travelled around the world together, had 2 beautiful children and have moved countries twice.

All in all I would say it’s been a fantastic adventure. That I wouldn’t trade for anything! 

We have definitely faced challenges, with some not so great moments. There has also been wonderful times as well as fun and exciting adventures we have lived through together.

How My Wedding Ring Influences My Leadership Paul JolicoeurThroughout all we have experienced together, it has been our commitment to each other that has made the difference. Our symbol of that commitment is our wedding rings.

Wearing a wedding ring is one thing. Putting meaning behind why I wear it is another. When I put on my ring here is what I am reminded of:

King

My ring is round and similar to a king’s crown. This is a reminder to me that our faith in Jesus is what brought us together.

Every relationship has a foundation, built on something that is commonly shared by both people. The strength of that foundation gives strength to the whole relationship.

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Diamond

My ring has one diamond in it. It is inserted flush with the curve of the ring, protected from damage.

This is a reminder to me of my wife Laurie. She is precious and rare and should be cherished and protected!

Unfortunately I am not perfect and although this all sounds sweet, I fail on a regular basis. That is why the strength of our foundation is so important.

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Weight

What I love about my ring is its weight. It is made of tungsten which is 10 times harder than 18K gold! Needless to say it is a very heavy metal.

I was given a disclaimer by the jeweler when I bought the ring that it cannot be cut off. It can only be broken off with a chisel.

This is a reminder to me that the commitment of marriage should not be taken lightly. It should not be rushed into or forced by guilt into.

My commitment to my wife and children must be honored above every other responsibility I have in life.

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Like I said above, I believe you are a leader and you have an influence on the world around you.

If you are married, your effectiveness and ability to change the world is contingent on the health of your relationship with your spouse.

The most important relationship I have on earth is the one with my wife, held together by our common faith in Jesus. I know that my ability to do well in all the other areas of my life are founded on the strength of my relationship with Laurie.

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Paul Jolicoeur

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3 responses to How My Wedding Ring Influences My Leadership

  1. Congrats on your flourishing marriage Paul. It’s cool how you connected leadership thoughts into your wedding ring!

  2. I believe a strong marriage allows us to better lead, it’s a key element to our success. It’s why we should make our family one of our top priorities. Great post Paul!