This is Don and Norma Jean. They’ve been married for 60 years.
I only talked with them for a few minutes but that was all it took for me to see how much they were in still in love. Couples like Don and Norma Jean prove to us that we aren’t all doomed to broken hearts and broken marriages. True love exists; marriage is possible.
Every magazine will tell you about “10 Tips to Find a Hot Date,” “How to Make Your Crush Love You,” “7 Ways to Keep Him Interested,” and “The Failed Marriages of Hollywood in 2012.”
What if we looked to good, holy examples of marriage instead? What if we gave up the idea that “love” is hooking up and feeling good? . . .
What do you love about Don?
Norma Jean: “Everything. He’s a wonderful husband. He’s very kind, he helps me whenever I need help with anything.”
Don: “It’s mutual . . . ”
Do you still do anything romantic for each other?
Don: “Oh yes! I buy her candy, flowers . . . all sorts of things.”
Norma Jean: “He does, he gets me things and sometimes I get him a surprise.”
What’s the secret to life long love?
Norma Jean: “Sharing and being kind to each other.”
What do you want to say to teens about love?
“Use your brain! And be nice to people and don’t jump into anything . . . Be considerate.”
Lifelong love is possible. Don’t ever give up hope in that. God has amazing plans for your life, trust in Him.
“Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4