By Aria Brent,
AFRO Staff Writer,

Timothy and Cornitra Carter have been friends for nearly 15 years, dating for the last 10 years and husband and wife for a month. The high school sweethearts officially became man and wife on Aug. 25 and report that they are excited to spend the rest of their lives together. 

The newlyweds discussed with the AFRO how they’ve kept their twin flame burning for the last decade.  

“I think the biggest thing is communication,” said Cornitra Carter, formerly Cornitra Sampson, in speaking on the relationship. “Letting each other know what we don’t like, what we do like, what works for us and what doesn’t work for us has been very important.”

Timothy Carter followed up, noting that establishing a friendship before actually dating your partner was another key component to a successful relationship.  

“Honestly, I would say we were best friends first,” shared Timothy Carter. “She is straight up my best friend and being really good friends first worked for our relationship.”

The two have been through a lot together, including the founding of their youth ministry, Conquerors. Their faith plays a huge role in their lives so starting a business based on that has been a pillar in their relationship 

Timothy’s father, Rev. Dr .Harold Carter Jr., officiated their wedding. He explained to the AFRO what compassion really means and why it’s necessary for a successful marriage. 

“Marriage really demands a mutual labor of love,” said Rev. Dr. Harold Carter Jr. “Compassion, by Greek definition and by New Testament understanding, is deeper than love. Really, it is love plus action. You have to show me that you love.”