Perhaps you have seen this video recently of a 96 year old man named Fred who entered a songwriting contest. Fred had been married to his wife Lorraine for 73 years, and although she had passed away a month earlier, he wanted to honor her memory by writing her a song. He sent the lyrics to Green Shoe Studio who was hosting the contest, but let them know he had no musical experience. They received Fred’s manila envelope and were intrigued, and the rest is history.
Stories like this make everyone smile. We love hearing of couples who have braved the odds and the statistics and made it through a lifetime together. I think everyone longs for that kind of love — a love that starts well and ends well.
But what is it that makes love last? Is it the couples’ personalities, their chemistry, their faith, or a combination of all three?
[Read the rest of this article and watch the video at Start Marriage Right.]