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LUX LOVE

POWER COUPLES REVEALED

“WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY.” This historical quote unequivocally describes this year’s LUX power couples.

As our staff read through nominations, we noticed recurring themes of lovers being in love, family-first sentiments and partners striving to walk in purpose. Find out what makes these power pairs tick— and maybe learn a few tips to take home. Story by LENTHEUS CHANEY

Names: Xavier Peoples + Nicole Peoples Ages: 33 + 34 Occupations: Managing Partner of M Bar + Internal Medicine/ Integrative Medicine Doctor/ Dekalb Medical What Makes You a Power Couple? Our shared love of service and teaching our children the importance of giving back alongside our professions make us a ‘power couple’. As a couple we strive to make the world a better place. How do you use your power for the good of others? As a family, we dedicate ourselves to philanthropy so that our children will understand that being blessed means you’re able to bless others. We feed the homeless, mentor youth and volunteer locally with the YMCA. We don’t just say it for “talking points”, recently, M Bar was given a proclamation from the City of Atlanta because of the commitment we’ve made to employing African-American men, particularly those who have felony records.

Names: George Ross + Christian Ross Ages: 42 + 34 Occupations: IT Director + SVP/ Managing Broker, Village Realty What Makes You a Power Couple? We are successful but that does not define us. We fuel each other. We lift each other up, support each other’s dreams and goals and put our love and friendship before anything else. In addition to giving to each other, we are focused on the everyday ways we can make lives better for those around us whether it is from a community or professional perspective. How do you use your power for the good of others? George mentors young AfricanAmerican men looking to transition into IT and Christian mentors younger real estate professionals and serves on committees at the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Beginning in 2016, Christain will begin a 3-year term on their Board of Directors.

Names: Carlton Godby + Erica Godbey Ages: 39 + 41 Occupations: Fitness Instructors and Gym Owners, I Like It Fit What Makes You a Power Couple? We are not only in love but the way we relate to each other within relationship also demonstrates positive examples of love to others in a Godly manner. How do you use your power for the good of others? We use our influence as fitness instructors to counsel, encourage and equip other couples on the importance of their physical, mental and emotional state of being. We have discovered that the more love we give to others, the more our relationship is enhanced. We practice being open and transparent with each other. In the near future we hope to create additional practical ways to share what has worked for us in our relationship.

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Deborah Cox graces our LUX LIST cover as we prepare to bring the year to a close and celebrate once again a prestigious ensemble of leaders...

URBAN LUX MAGAZINE - THE 2015 LUX LIST ISSUE  

Deborah Cox graces our LUX LIST cover as we prepare to bring the year to a close and celebrate once again a prestigious ensemble of leaders...

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