Marriage Longevity
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In sickness and in health

Marriage | Life was going according to plan for Brad and Kris Bemis. Then a dangerous disease turned everything upside down
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/16/20, 03:02 pm

(Tenth in a series on long marriages.)

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Blessings by the dozen

Marriage | Zack and Judy Guess raised a large family, but the task came with challenges
by Charissa Koh
Posted 12/31/19, 03:45 pm

(Ninth in a series on long marriages.)

Zack Guess’ mother died when he was 19. His father died five years later. With his parents gone, he developed a close relationship with an older couple at his church and often visited them at their home.

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Learning to wrestle pigs

Marriage | Farmers Dennis and Margaret Guth fought often—until they learned to understand and appreciate their differences
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/21/19, 01:19 pm

(Eighth in a series on long marriages.)

Margaret Guth grew up as a missionary kid in Puerto Rico. Her husband, Dennis Guth, grew up on a farm in Klemme, Iowa. They met in high school and married in 1978, a year after Dennis graduated from college. Dennis was quiet and hardworking. Margaret was very relational. 

But a few months into their marriage, Margaret remembers crying frequently: “We weren’t connecting emotionally.” She felt increasingly distant from her husband. 

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