Marriage Longevity

 
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A series profiling couples who have been married for at least 35 years. As sociologist Mark Regnerus writes, “Young adults want to know that it’s possible for two fellow believers to stay happy together for a lifetime, and they need to hear how the generations preceding them did it.” It is also important to see that marriages are not always happy all the time, but commitment is crucial.

Never let go

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Marriage | In this last installment of our marriage longevity series, Mark and Becky Olmstead celebrate 32 years and 14 children

Mountains and valleys

By Emily Whitten
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Marriage | Ed and Barbara Patterson used their differences and difficult circumstances to draw closer to Christ and each other

Love and forgiveness

Love and forgiveness

By Alissa Robertson
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Marriage | Sonia and Frank Fernandez discover the joy of persevering through bitterness and pain

Physically separated, emotionally united

Physically separated, emotionally united

By Jeremy Li
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Marriage | Matt and Gladys Mogekwu prove a successful marriage doesn’t depend on proximity

The most important guest

By Julie Borg
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Marriage | Marlene and Bob Bibby invited Jesus into their marriage as well as their wedding

Love costs more than money

By Aimee Stauf
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Marriage | Jackquelyn and Gene Edward Veith learned the true meaning of sacrifice through 42 years together

Beyond the heat of the moment

By Johanna Willett
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Marriage | LaDonna and John Evans matured past love at first sight after 45 years

Never running home to momma

By Elise Grafe
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Marriage | Judy and Bob Brittain fought for and through their marriage to celebrate 50 years together

The church as ‘the other woman’

By Kaitlyn Speer
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Marriage | Craig and Wendy Bellis learned how to love each other and their role in the church

Trusting God for whatever comes

By Michael Reneau
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Marriage | Ken and Betty Gasper counted life’s challenges as blessings

Turning missteps into dance steps

By Rachel Cooper
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Marriage | Phil and Karen Rios learned to follow God’s lead after years of struggle doing life, and marriage, on their own

From shattered dreams to a mission of mercy

By Gary Spooner
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Marriage | Lamar and Twynette Hood never expected a child with Down syndrome would become their greatest blessing

 
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