14 thoughts on “In Celebration of Old {Married} Love

  1. I just went to a 40th wedding anniversary party this weekend and told the couple the same thing you said in this post. My husband and I cherish our “old love”, too. Glory be to God for all things.

  2. Old Love is beautiful! Thanks for speaking on behalf of old married couples! 🙂 We celebrated 30 years this past June – we made an agreement before we married that divorce would never be an option and it hasn’t. Times have not always been perfect, but we have always known that we would never really entertain the idea of leaving. My parents will celebrate 55 years this December and my grandparents had been married for 73 years the year my grandmother passed away. It can be done if both partners are willing to put in the effort. I think having a God centered marriage is the key. I would never belittle anyone who’s marriage didn’t last because I don’t know their story and sometimes there are circumstances that warrant a divorce, but I think in a lot of cases people just give in too easily. Our society teaches us that the grass is always greener and if something doesn’t work, just throw it away and find a replacement. Unfortunately, that has carried over into our relationships. Congratulations on 25 years and props to your children for honoring your marriage in such a special way.

    1. Thank you, Teresa. What a heritage you have been given in your family! I love your perspective and passion for marriage—and you’re right—culture teaches one thing, but God teaches another. His ways are the best ways. Blessings to you and your precious family!

  3. I just want to give tribute to my parents who will soon celebrate their 50th anniversary. I have grown up watching them go through many tough times where it would have been easy to give up. And I know the thought did occur to them. But to God be the glory, and because of their commitment to Him, they are still married. (And so in love!) quoted from my dad, “I wouldn’t have it any other way. And I certainly wouldn’t want to start all over again ;).”
    I pray that my marriage of 20 yrs will be the same!
    Thank you, Heidi!

    1. Thank you Trixy <3 WOW! My husband's father just went to heaven yesterday—just 10 months shy of their 50th. What a gift you have been given! Blessings to you.

  4. Thank you for writing this. I have known that we give priority to the wrong thing for a long time. I have made mistakes and hopefully learned from them – I’m divorced (gasp!). I spent a lot of years raising my children as a single parent. And then I met my man. We did everything backwards, but when we finally got married, it was with the realization that it is for life! We were married in our local church, surrounded by family and a few friends (30 people tops) and then my girlfriend hosted our reception – which was appetizers at her house. The following Sunday we brought a huge cake to share with those who couldn’t make it Friday night and it was amazing! My only regret is that I don’t think we’ll live long enough to celebrate 50 years together. If we do, we’ll be really old! wink, wink

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