Lindsey Papion, a true “Goddess of Soul,” and her husband, producer King Tutt, make true soul music together. Lindsey has performed for President and First Lady Obama as well as alongside Kelly Rowland, Blake Shelton, Patti LaBelle, Michael Bolton and Nick Lachey on NBC’s Clash of the Choirs; she has even received an invitation to perform at the Vatican. 

How did you meet, and how did you know that this relationship was special?

King: I first saw my wife when I was around 16. She had came to visit a mutual friend, and I looked out the window and saw her standing outside the house, and I immediately thought to myself, “Why can’t I have a girl like that?” Years pass, and I receive a friend request on website called Facebook and low and behold it is Lindsey. Mind you now, I am 34 at this time, nearly 18 years later. We had brief conversations via Facebook, and finally I decided to invite her to a celebration a friend was having. I couldn’t understand why every time I thought about her, I found myself telling myself she’s not for me, but I never understood who was I denying it to. Finally the day of the celebration came, and she arrived looking somewhat like a lost sheep. We talked a little and at the end of the night, I asked if I could ride with her to my house (we discovered we lived about 5 minutes away from each other). We have been together ever since.

lindseykingDo you feel that you’re connected on a soul level? 
Lindsey: We are so connected on a soul level. I would describe my husband as a better version of me, if I were a man. I know that sounds funny, but the truth is, we truly have similar interests at the deepest level; we just express them differently.

King: The connection my wife and I share is divine, magnetic, and still leaves me awestruck. As she grows through life, her experiences enlighten me as I am able to identify what she is going through when she is going through it. Her conclusions always bring us closer together and we always seem to grow as a unit, even when it seems like we are thinking totally different.

What passions do you share?
Lindsey: We love to laugh and we both love music. We are musicians who always introduce the other to great new music or surprise each other with forgotten oldies. Our sense of humor is so free and maybe even inappropriate to some. We just truly live freely and express our humor like giggling teenagers. It is awesome. It is no shocker to catch us laughing anywhere in our own funny universe.

King: My wife and I have a passion for spiritual growth and music. We can translate our spiritual growth through music. We can keep our conversations in the Heavens and come up with beautiful music that stimulates positive growth. We constantly esteem one another, and remind each other to always stay open to all the good life has to offer us. Our love is not selfish.

What is one of the most soulful experiences you’ve had together?
Lindsey: I was single and made a serious decision to BE a better ME. I established some quiet time to find my truth. When we first began dating, my husband reminded me of the truth about myself. I was deeply depressed and counseled by people who didn’t believe in my talent and abilities. I was often told by many that my dreams were not possible, but my King cam along and told me otherwise. He encouraged me to BELIEVE in me. He loved me back to health. He loved my strength right back in me. He came with hope, resources, encouragement, and LOVE. It was miraculous, and my eyes were open to my forever best friend.

How do you feel that you benefit from being in your relationship?
Lindsey: Our relationship enhances my art and my capacity to love has increased. Instead of being guarded and jaded, I AM open and receptive to all the good that life has to offer in a way I that’s much larger than I imagined. The longer I love my husband, the more I am able to express love for everything around me. So, I would say the entire world benefits from our relationship.

Do you feel that you have a shared purpose for being together?
Our purpose is to encourage each other to continue to expand. We both have helped and inspired so many other people, but we are destined to serve and encourage one another. We intimately listen and trust one another.

What challenge have you faced together, and how did you find your way through it?
Family members have really treated us painfully. There are not a lot of happy relationships on either side and we all know that hurt people hurt people; many of them have done it unconsciously. I realized that sometimes when people see what they desire (a deeply connected relationship) and can’t control it, they try to oppress it. We maintained our intimate communication through it and allowed our hearts to express themselves to each other. In some cases, we addressed the family members, but in most cases the most healing action happened when we authentically shared our feelings with one another.

lindseyIs there anything else special about your relationship that you’d like to share with us?
We turn the music up real loud and dance around the house a lot. We party in the middle of the day just because it’s fun!

What advice can you offer other couples to help them keep their connection strong?
Maintain your intimacy and laugh as often as possible! Play together as if you are childhood best friends, because you truly are if you are twin flames.

What advice can you offer single people who desire a relationship like yours?
PERFECT YOURSELF! Honor your spirit. Express your likes and dislikes. Find your own lane. Eat where and what you like. Go on adventures. Do all the things you have always wanted to do, and do them alone. Transform into the you that you have always wanted to be. Your prince will appear when you become a princess.

This awesome musical duo created Lost Sheep Follow Me @LindseyPapion immediately after the birth of their daughter. Their children’s CD, Nursery Beats and Rhymes, promotes family play through dance and song. They are currently gearing up for a major U.S. tour in their newly renovated Airstream. Connect with them at www.LindseyPapion.com, on twitter at @kingtutt247 or @lindseypapion, and on Facebook at the King Tutt / Lindsey Papion fan page.

Thank you, Lindsey & King, for sharing your love! ~Mali & Joe, authors of The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships52 Prescriptions for Happiness, and the upcoming book The Soulmate Lover, and creators of Mantras for Making Love