01 September 2011

30 Years of Love and Togetherness

Discover how these 2 couples found the “pearl of great prize” in their spouses.

”We need a witness to our lives.  There are a billion people on the planet, what does any one’s life really mean?   But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything – You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.  Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’.  – from the  movie “Shall We Dance”.

Indeed, amidst the billions of people in this world, it’s amazing how we are destined to be with one person through the gift of marriage.  A person we get to share everything with for the rest of our lives.

But as most married couples can attest to, this is no easy journey.  In fact, making a marriage work and last a lifetime, requires self-sacrifice, unconditional love, forgiveness, never-ending romance and oneness of heart and mind.

Unfortunately, modern times pose a lot of challenges and threats to the sacred bond of marriage, and as a result, making people skeptic of committing to it and the idea of growing old with someone becoming an impossibility.

But not for these 2 couples who have been with the same person for the past 30 years and counting… Let their stories inspire and affirm us that, for better or worse… until death do us part, marriage can truly withstand the test of time.

*Article published in the CFC Middle East Website, http://www.cfcmiddleeast.org/, August 28, 2011

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