This October, my wife and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. We began dating in high school and stayed together for five years before we married. That means we have been together for 35 years. Seems pretty amazing …not that we have been together for 35 years, but the fact that someone could put up with me for that length of time.
Then I read the article listed below about Mattie Belle and J.W. Duncan who would consider the length of time my wife and I have been together as “only the beginning”. The article says they have been married for 72 years…yikes! Here is what they say is the secret to their success:
“When asked what has kept them together for more than seven decades, J.W. said it’s a combination of love and faith. ‘If you pray together, you stay together. Our faith has kept us together,’ he said. ‘We believe in the Bible, taking nothing from it and adding nothing to it.’”