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43 Years to the Marriage You Desire …

In August of this year, my wife and I will celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary. That is kind of a big deal. We have a very good, maybe even great, marriage. We get asked often about the “secret” to a lasting, loving, successful marriage. There is no “one secret”, but there are a lot of factors that have gone into our story.

For the next few weeks I will put up one post per week that covers one of our “secrets”. I am coming to you as one who has figured out how to have a marriage that lasts 43 years. In fact, our marriage is better, much better, now than it was in our first few years of marriage.

Am I an expert on the institution of marriage? No, and yes. No, I am not an expert on all marriages. Yes, I am an expert on our marriage. I am a student of our marriage, and a student of my wife. That is a factor in how we have made it to 43. So, I will be sharing mainly from our experiences in our marriage. If what I write can help you in any way, great. If what I write doesn’t help you then I hope that it might at least entertain you a bit.

One of the “secrets” I will be sharing will be about “Wearing the right kind of glasses”. You are intrigued, aren’t you?

Why I am doing this? As I stated earlier, we get asked often how we have done it, and what our secret is for a lasting and loving marriage. A sad thought is that a 43-year marriage is not more common in our culture. My prayer is that 43-year marriages would happen more often.

I am taking a risk, because I am posting this without my wife’s knowledge. But I will cover why that is okay in one of my later posts.

My goal is to post on Wednesdays for this series. See you next week.




About dennyowens

I am a pastor, writer, and coach who is seeking to encourage people to follow Jesus and regain hope. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and helpmate, a father to great kids who are following Jesus and a grandpa to the greatest grandkids in the world. I have been a coach for many sports and a coach to a few pastors as well. I love sports, love to read, love to fish and love to do anything with my grandkids.

4 responses to “43 Years to the Marriage You Desire …

  1. Ruth J Shantz-Morgan ⋅

    I can hardly wait to see what you have to say!

  2. Bravo,! 43 years! That is a long time.

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