On August 3, 1974, Lois Farra and I were married at the Wesleyan church in Valton, Wisconsin.
So above is the “highlight” reel from our past forty years of the “better,” “richer” and “in health.” (Yes, there have been times of “worse,” “poorer” and “sickness,” but who wants to see that!)
We actually used 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as our vows to love one another “til death do us part.”
Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him (TLB).
To paraphrase a song of the 70s, “His Love Will Keep Us Together.”
(The video also includes the song I wrote to propose to Lois, a song we sang while traveling with a college group and the song that accompanied Lois down the aisle. Enjoy!)
40th Anniversary album (with captions)
Music from the video: Loving God and You (1973), Love in a Cruddy World (1972), Lois (1974)
Top ten reasons I’m not divorcing my wife (1996)
Top ten secrets to staying married 30 years (2004)