Kory & Colleen Koontz

Kory and Colleen describe theirs as an "arranged marriage"—arranged by a loving Father in Heaven. Kory had previously been married and divorced after 5 1/2 years and with two children. This led him to a crossroad: he could choose to leave the Church and pursue an alternative relationship or he could remain committed to his faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He chose the latter and shortly thereafter met Colleen, with whom he has been blessed with three additional children. His message of hope is simple—that we always have a choice. If we put our trust in the Lord, He will, in His own way and time, lead us to a life that is filled with happiness and joy beyond imagination.

Megan Dahlgren
29 Mar, 2013

What an incredible story. I am grateful you shared. I hope to get to know you both better in the future!

Courtney Riddles
29 Mar, 2013

Thank you for sharing. Your testimony strengthened mine. Your faith shines through you. God bless you!

8 Apr, 2013

I have watched your video quite a few times. I am very impressed with your story. You have touched my heart. Thank you for sharing your story.

Lynda Wilson
18 Apr, 2013

Thank you for your story. As you describe your "faithful loneliness," I am thinking of all the faithful unmarried sisters who are going through exactly the same thing for different reasons. Life isn't "fair" to them either. Should they say, "i'm a sexual being and shouldn't have to deny that part of my being"? Should they start sleeping with men outside of marriage or have children outside of marriage so they can fulfill a natural and normal part of themselves, No. They shouldn't. And neither should gay men feel there is no other choice except to act

Mary Thompson
17 May, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing that dream...what an incredible personal revelation, and such a powerful message! Your countenance and testimony radiated light and truth as you shared.

Julienna Viegas-Haws
15 Nov, 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your dream. You are strengthening many sons and daughters of Heavenly Father.

24 Aug, 2014

Thank you Kory, for the insight I have gained through you over the years. You are a valued neighbor, ward member and friend. Thank you for your testimony, your strength, and the courage you display by choosing to take a stand for principle even when mind and body were saying no, give into your senses! You (and Colleen) are truly an inspiration! May God bless you, may He bless us all as we continue to take-on the challenges we face in life. Your friend always, Daniel

Mikala Hayes
9 Oct, 2014

A tender love story, which for sure will overcome the evil one....

Nancy W Jensen
23 Apr, 2015

Love it! Thank you so much for your valuable insight and example, both of you.

24 Apr, 2015

You are a wonderful strong man! Your wife is a wonderful strong woman! Seeing you two in this interview I can tell you love and respect one another! Thank you for your story! I pray for you and others with the same desires, you stay on the straight and narrow path! Your family is truly blessed by God! Thank you for your message!

25 Apr, 2015

Courageous! Thank you for sharing these very personal and intimate details of your life to bless others.


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