A Golden Couple

 

Dennis & Gayle Waldron

Today marks the 50th wedding anniversary of Dennis and Gayle Waldron. That makes them as far as wedding traditions go; a golden couple. But those who know Dennis and Gayle know that who they are is what really makes them a golden couple. I’m sure Dennis and Gayle would be the first to tell you that they are not perfect and their marriage is not perfect. But they have modeled a lost art in modern marriage culture: consistency. Not a glamorous word I know, but a substantive one.

Marriage was never intended to be glamorous as much as it was intended to be glorious. When a husband and wife bring glory to God, the creator and owner of marriage, they experience the glorious joy of what God intended in marriage. What did God intend in marriage? Two people becoming one in all matters of faith and life. Consistency in those two; faith and life, marks what constitutes a substantive marriage over the years. Substantive marriages ought to be celebrated. And praise should be offered for the grace of God that enables people like Dennis and Gayle to not just survive 50 years of marriage but thrive.

Congratulations to a golden couple who are more in love today than yesterday and who have sought to live and love in a way that brings glory to God!

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