We’re so pumped about our conversation with Jerrell Trulove. Jerrell is an Author, Creator of Friends First, Wedding Photographer and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Jerrell below.
Hi Jerrell, so great to have you join us again. For folks who might have missed our earlier conversations, can you please take a minute to briefly introduce yourself?
My name is Jerrell Trulove (yes, that’s my real name) and I am an author and a wedding photographer. I’m currently married to the most amazing woman ever and I have an 11-year-old daughter who I love unconditionally.
Why did you write Friends First?
Relationships have been and continue to be a pain point for so many, including myself. I’ve always wanted to write a relationship book because I wanted to do my part to help people enjoy better, healthier relationships. After almost a decade of relationship failures, I had a come to Jesus moment where I realized that the issue wasn’t in finding someone, it was learning how to find and pick the RIGHT someone. (i.e. learning to pick better)
Once I realized what it took to pick better, the idea for the book surfaced shortly after I began my relationship with my wife who was my girlfriend at that time. She and I enjoyed a genuine, authentic friendship before embarking on a serious relationship and it paid off in dividends. We were friends first.
What are you looking to accomplish with Friends First?
The goal of Friends First is very simple; To help marriage-minded singles develop deeper relationships, learn to pick better partners, and ultimately get married and stay married.
The Friends First mantra is that before you enjoy a long-term, committed relationship, you should first experience a genuine, authentic friendship.
What’s next for Friends First?
At the moment we’re working on spreading the message through our social media channels as well as creating new resources such as the Friends First Conversation Cards game which is available for pre-order and the Friends First Reflections Journal which will come later this summer.
Thank you so much again for sharing all of this with us. Before we go, can you share with our readers how they can connect with you, learn more or show support?
You can connect with and support Friends First in the following ways…….
We’d love to hear from you or collaborate with you to spread the message of healthy relationships.