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"I take you to be my spouse. For better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer of poorer, until death do us part."
But we choose to accept each other for who we are. We realize that the reason we are together is as much for our differences as for our similarities. Can you imagine if we both had the same temperament? God knew what he was doing putting the gas pedal & the brake together! God knew what he was doing putting together the emotional and the logical. God knew what he was doing when he put together our strengths and weaknesses so we would be stronger together. God knew what he was doing when he gave us many similar interests - interests that we can enjoy pursuing together for a lifetime.
"Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mark 10:9
We hope we are so fortunate as to be living in good health when we celebrate our 50 years! We will work hard to be intentional about loving each other so that we will be in that 5% that make it for the long hall!