Carrie Underwood credits her hockey star fiance MIKE FISHER with improving her relationship with God because they share a deep faith in Christianity.
The country star became engaged in December (09) and she admits their similar religious beliefs played a key role in her decision to settle down with the Canadian sportsman.
She tells People magazine, "Mike has improved my walk with God. It's important to me, because down the road, I want someone who will help shape our kids into people who make the world a better place."
And Underwood insists she knew early on in their relationship that Fisher was the man for her.
She says, "Four months of dating is my 'This guy is starting to bug me' moment. That never happened. We just eased into 'I could do this forever'.
Fisher adds, "Our spiritual bond is something we try to put first in our lives."