Dec 8, 2021
Matt Hammitt made one of the hardest decisions of his life 5 years ago to leave his highly successful music career to focus on his marriage and family.
Matt is a singer, songwriter, husband, father of four and now speaker. He was the singer for the band Sanctus Real for 20 yrs., from 1996 to 2016 and the recipient of 3 Dove Awards, Christian music's most coveted honor. He's also been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
But when his bands success was pulling him away from his marriage and family, Matt had to find the courage to fight to save it. This is his story.
"Every marriage is either moving towards isolation or oneness." -Matt Hammitt
0:24 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast
2:19 – Meet Matt Hammitt, singer-songwriter and author of the book ‘LEAD ME’
9:16 – Matt recalls first meeting with wife Sarah Hammitt
11:42 – Growing together or growing apart: How his busy schedule as the lead singer of the band ‘Sanctus Real’ affected their marriage
15:40 – The power of oneness
18:05 – Matt on what led him to step away from the band
25:30 – Who am I vs. Who do I want to be?
31:51 – Matt recounts his discussion with band mates regarding his departure
35:25 – Matt on leaving his music career to live out a greater calling as husband and father
42:13 – Matt shares a fun story from a recent family trip
47:22 – Where you can go to connect with Matt Hammitt
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