Ben Wilson celebrates 20
years of marriage with Ann and ponders the value of
forgiveness, redemption, and respect in marriage.
Both Steve Lynch and Imago
Dei bemoan the evolution of wedding vows from "Til death do us part" to "As
long as our love shall last." They say that’s no vow at all, and I agree.
The official record holders for world’s oldest living married couple, certified
by Guiness, are Herb
and Magda Brown. He is 105, she is 100, and they
have been married 74 years. Another couple
in France could conceivably make that claim themselves, but I suppose such
hair-splitting is for the young.
I don’t want to be judgmental, but sometimes I can’t help it. I know there’s
no way of knowing what two people go through before a divorce. It just seems
that if a guy can contract testicular cancer, undergo surgery, receive chemotherapy
treatments that push him to the brink of death, then win the Tour de France
seven times in a row, he would have enough perseverance to keep
a marriage together for more than five years. (Thanks to Amy
Scott for the link.)
Bowden McElroy talks about the third and fourth (in a series) triggers for
marital arguments: cumulative
annoyance and rejection.
Brian writes about 13
years with his wife over at reasons
why. (ht: CoffeeSwirls)
An article at Catholic Exchange discusses the
odd tendency in men to treat
their wives well when life is going poorly, then do basically the opposite
when they find success. (ht: Ryan’s Head)
Jason Berggren challenges the idea of compatibility and endorses making the
choice to love your spouse. It’s a cliche, yes, but absolutely
Here’s an interview
with Gary Smalley.
ireneQ has a wacky e-mail address, and she uses it to weed
out potential suitors with no sense of humor.
I don’t often get theological on my blog, but a light meal brings out a different
side of me. I should know better than to talk to Rey about theology, since
he makes me a heretic by association (at least as far as his commenters are