4 Incredible Marriages That Lasted a Lifetime

Let marriage be held in honor among all… – Hebrews 13:4

With divorce rates that hover around 50%, it’s sometimes easy for us to be cynical about love and lifelong commitment. But with man and woman “becoming one flesh,” it’s also heartbreaking to think that these deep, intimate relationships can end in something more akin to amputation than just walking away. Amidst this pain, it’s nice to see and know that love can still hold fast through all the trials. These four couples are testament to lasting commitment and reflect the amazing love of God for us.

Bill and Glad Are Still Prince and Princess

Bill and Glad first met as children, and it would be perfectly reasonable to call their story cliche. Glad’s older brother was a good friend of Bill’s, and the younger sister developed a crush on Bill who was quite content to ignore her. But one day when he looked, he saw not just the little sister, but a beautiful young woman, and he was smitten. After over 40 years of marriage, Bill noticed slipping cognitive capabilities that belied Glad’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Now, Bill “count[s] it a great privilege to care for this woman that [he’s] loved for all these years and continue[s] to love,” as he meets her daily needs – feeding, bathing, traveling – with his daily commitment.

For Bill and Glad’s beautiful story and his daily commitment, check out the full video here.

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