Kim and Krickitt Carpenter

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition on November 24, 1993. Two months after their marriage, a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks.

When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was. With no recollection of their relationship and while Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident.

And yet, against all odds, but through the common faith in Christ that sustained them, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. Even though Kim stood by Krickitt through the darkest times a husband can ever imagine, he insists, “I’m no hero. I made a vow.” Their story is the basis for the movie The Vow.

Kim and Krickitt Carpenter have two children and live in Farmington, New Mexico, where Kim is deputy CEO for San Juan County, and Krickitt works as a substitute schoolteacher.

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

What is marriage? Ray Ortlund and Crawford Loritts examine God’s purpose for marriage. Kim and Krickitt Carpenter tell about keeping their marriage vows through very difficult circumstances.

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Commitment Day 3

Faith Moving Forward

Kim loved his new bride. Even if she didn’t love, or even remember, him.

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Commitment Day 2

A Change of Plans

Ten weeks into their marriage the unthinkable happened.

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Commitment Day 1

Becoming Lifetime Buddies

A chance meeting can sometimes lead you to the love of your life.

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