Marriage Longevity
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Persistence and prayer

Marriage | For nearly 60 years, Dave and Ada Dorn have faithfully sought God’s will for their life together
by Jesse Yow
Posted 11/24/12, 10:41 am

This article is the ninth 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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Dedication and devotion

Marriage | Dean Dehnel remembers his late wife, Carolyn, and the commitment they shared for 62 years
by Rachel Witherow
Posted 11/17/12, 01:26 pm

This article is the eighth 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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For better, for worse

Lifestyle | Profile in marriage: Lawrence and Mary Lehr persevered through trials to find deeper love
by Mary Jackson
Posted 11/16/12, 01:00 am

More unmarried Christians in their 20s are skittish about making a lifetime commitment, and some who are married wish they were not. It’s vital for both groups to see how older Christians learned to work and pray through uncertainties and difficulties, and in the process gained decades of joy. 

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