Chris’ parents just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. My parents would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary had my dad not passed away in 1990. All five of Chris’ siblings are married – no divorces. My two brothers are married – a divorce in 1991 after a short marriage by one of them. All but three of our dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins have never divorced.Friends, we have quite a legacy to live up to and we plan to do it. Our hope is that by making sure the God who redeemed our marriage from the pit is the one who is leading it from here on out. It won’t be easy. There will be tears. Risk is ever present. But we will fight for it. To the death. We have three little boys depending on it.
Hearing your child ask you that question makes you sad. Divorce is all around us. Many of you reading this post have experienced it and wish you hadn’t. Chris and I have a unique situation in both of our families. Neither of us are familiar with divorce. And here’s why: