Marriage Longevity
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Teammates for life

Marriage | Through miscarriages and frequent moves, Jim and Betty Crase learned to face life’s challenges together
by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Posted 6/08/13, 09:15 am

This article is the 29th in 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.

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Deciding to love

Marriage | The turning point in Richard and Dee Dee Stephens' marriage came when they learned that love was a decision, not a feeling
by Karen Leigh Johnson
Posted 6/01/13, 09:30 am

This article is the 28th in 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.

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Surviving the statistics

Marriage | Sam and Mary Ester Council defied the odds to flourish together for 42 years, and counting
by Charles Grizzle
Posted 5/25/13, 07:00 am

This article is the 27th in 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.

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