Marriage Longevity
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Married to the minister

Marriage | Greg and Robin Reynolds both embraced the gospel, but could Robin also embrace being a pastor’s wife?
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/07/19, 02:09 pm

(Seventh in a series on long marriages.)

Greg and Robin Reynolds were high-school sweethearts, but after graduation, they went separate ways.

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‘We were always together’

Marriage | James and Louise Hodge enjoyed six decades of companionship, but after Louise developed dementia, James found himself alone (Sixth in a series on long marriages)
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/24/19, 01:26 pm

In 1953, James Hodge sat behind Louise in an economics class at Bob Jones University and noticed how beautiful she was. He asked her out, but the only dates he could afford were free campus events. To his delight, “she fell in love with me, even though I was poor as a church mouse,” he said. When Louise graduated from college, they married one Friday in June 1955. Unable to afford a honeymoon, they went back to work the following Monday. 

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Learning the language of compassion

Marriage | Lauris Shepherd dedicated his life to discipling men, but compassionately leading his family was a different challenge (Fifth in a series on long marriages)
by Charissa Koh
Posted 10/10/19, 01:44 pm

Lauris Shepherd was serving in the Army and stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia when he first discovered the Navigators, an interdenominational Christian discipleship ministry. Later he reconnected with the group after moving to San Diego to teach math at Point Loma Nazarene University.

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