For most of my life, baptism meant being sprinkled upon as an infant. It was a symbol that meant my parents were making a promise to raise me in a home where Christ came first. A wonderful thing indeed, but it wasn’t until my early twenties that I learned baptism was not just a promise but a decision—a decision to follow Christ that must be made by me. Around that time, I was a newlywed, and my wife and I had spent many conversations exploring if now was the time to make that decision, together. I had been a Christian my whole life, and she had been growing into renewed faith. One year following our wedding date, we decided now was time to take that step—together, as one. On August of 2015, we publicly declared our faith together, as a statement that we, as one, choose Christ as our personal savior.