NFL Quarterback Shares Why Jesus is His Foundation for Life and Marriage

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July 18, 2017Jul 18, 2017

The Los Angeles Chargers star quarterback, Philip Rivers, is known for football, family, and faith. The 35-year-old has been in the limelight as a positive influence for a while, and his recent acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as his foundation is inspiring.

Rivers visited The Rock Church in San Diego, California earlier this summer where he shared his testimony. He attributed his marriage of 16 years and his football success to his faith. 

Philip and Tiffany Rivers have been married since they were 19 and were both middle school and high school sweethearts. The couple has 8 children in total- 2 sons and 6 daughters.

The Rivers family has shown a keen interest in foster care. They even started a foundation in 2010 named the “Rivers Hope Foundation.” They later shut it down to focus on more “personal efforts for these purposes.” On letting go of the foundation, Rivers said, “It takes us out of the public eye and puts the kids centerstage.”

Philip and his family are admirable not only for their success in career and in family, but for their devotedness to their faith. The NFL star has been attending Catholic Mass with his mother since he was a young boy, and since getting married Philip and Tiffany have made faith the center of their relationship. 

Rivers explained that his time in college is what solidified his faith. He said, “My faith has always been very important to me. When I went to college is really when it became my own…That’s when I took ownership of my faith.”

Philip and Tiffany are known for their consistent faith, stable marriage, and large family. Those traits are what people celebrate, even though Philip has had so much success as an athlete. 

He said, “I think that the center of our marriage and the foundation of our relationship was on Jesus- that is why it’s worked to this point.”

Here is the full video of his interview with Rock Church: 

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