Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Marital Bliss - Quality vs. Quantity

Hey Covenant Groupies,

As you all know, today is QUESTION OF THE DAY! Wednesday, but I found this story this morning and thought it was worth posting.

World’s Longest-Married Couple to Answer Your Romantic Queries Via Twitter

If Dear Abby and your therapist just aren’t cutting it this Valentine’s Day, you can tweet at the world’s longest-married (living) couple, Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, for the scoop on how to score and sustain love.

That’s right, while some of the older set just can’t wrap their heads around Twitter() (unless it’s connected to a fax machine), the Fishers will be all up on the microblogging site this V-Day, dispensing pearls of wisdom to the younger set (for whom the sanctity of marriage has already been destroyed by Facebook). The whole project was dreamed up by blinkbox, which is an on-demand movie and TV website in the UK.

Herbert and Zelmyra — who were married in 1924 and are 104 and 102 years old respectively — are inviting us romantically bankrupt miscreants to visit their Twitter page, @longestmarried, from today until February 12. Simply tweet your question to the pair, who will select 14 questions that they will then answer on February 14.

The couple, who enjoy hanging on their front porch, watching trains pass by, counting cars and talking to their neighbors, are apparently the model of wedded bliss. They each have their own bedroom — so Herbert can stay up late watching baseball. Well, I guess distance does makes the heart grow fonder.

I so have an issue with the seperate bedrooms, but what else this article fails to share is that this couple, each Sunday morning, literally head in opposite directions when it comes to church. She's Baptist and He's Methodist. Yeah, this really bothered me. I love the fact that they've been married for such a long time, but I'm curious about how they really GET ALONG!!!!!

Marriage is God's Holy Covenant, His Bible is the TRUTH of life. Marriage is by His book. we're not called to be seperate; especially in our practice of faith. It's that simple. As an ex-Baptist, so was my Grandmother, marriage didn't have the same significance as it has in the Christian faith, because of the liberal interpretation allowed in the Baptist church. Then when it comes to Methodist, I'm not so sure of their interpretation.

Anyhoo, I still have questions about the truth of their marriage. Simply because marrige is not about quantity, but quality, correct? It's not the length of time youve been married, but what has transpired, changed and then transformed you in the marrriage; whether 1 year or 70 years.

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