In this day and age people lament over the high divorce rates, well I would like to share some encouraging news regarding marriages. I work as Chaplain at the Village of Glendale Crossing and I am happy to report that we have many, yes many couples who have reached over 50 years of marriage and several that have reached over 60. Remarkable!!! When I talk to them about why their marriages last many report that they communicate, they are able to laugh together, they forgive each other and they made a vow and they stick to it. At a time when society seems to have devalued ‘marriage’ from years ago, it is heartwarming to know so many people living in healthy marriages. These not only occur in our neck of the woods, but also in Hollywood, where longevity seems to be measured in just a few years. Here are some celebrity couples that have celebrated over 20 years together:
Warren Beatty & Annette Benning 20 David Bowie & Iman 20
Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson 24 Samuel L Jackson & LaTanya Richardson 32
Ozzy & Sharon Osbourne 30 Meryl Streep & Don Gummer 33
Denzel &Pauletta Washington 29 Billy & Jania Crystal 42
….seems “Happily Ever After” does exist in Hollywood too.
Congratulations to all those who have found true love, and to those still looking…. keep believing!