Actor Mark Wahlberg Shares Faith and Focus in Life

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James Lasher

In a refreshingly open and honest interview with Fox News, megastar Mark Wahlberg opened up about his growing faith and changes that he has made in life recently.

The movie star shared that his life has been blessed since making God and his faith a top priority for him and his family.

“I attribute everything good and everything positive in life to my faith. … As soon as I started putting my faith and focus on God, good things started happening for me,” says Wahlberg.

“And even when they didn’t, it gives you the coping skills to deal with things that are inevitable, like loss and failure and those things. But, you know, again, my faith and my family, those are the most important aspects of my life,” he adds.

Wahlberg addresses a key point in the Christian faith many struggle with today. That even when things do not go the way we may expect, and embarking on a faith-walk in life will often see God do things we do not understand or want to do, God is still there giving His children the strength and determination to persevere and endure under strenuous situations.

The actor is no stranger to promoting godly values to the public, as his Instagram post on the National Day of Prayer garnered nearly 750,000 likes.


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This new outlook the actor has adopted also led him and his wife, Rhea Durham, who have been married since 2009 and have four children together, to leave the perceived glitz and glam of Hollywood for a more family-friendly environment in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“My kids are doing fantastic,” he revealed. “You know, I wish I would’ve made the move sooner. … I spent lots of time in LA pursuing my own professional aspirations. And, so, to be able to now put them in a position to where they can pursue theirs, their interests, it’s definitely the right thing to do, and it’s long overdue.”

Wahlberg’s devout Catholic faith led him to pursuing the role of Father Stuart Long in the 2022 film “Father Stu.” The film is based on the real-life story of Long, who was a boxer before becoming a Catholic priest.

Wahlberg revealed when discussing the film, it was “his calling” and “mission” to see Long’s story come to life on the big-screen.

James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.

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