Our understanding of modern marriage arose about 800 years ago when people didn’t live as long as we do today. When a couple committed to love honor and cherish each other until death do us part, it wasn’t that big a deal because the typical lifespan was only about 40 years!
Through advances in modern medicine and inventions like vaccines, antibiotics, Crestor, and Lipitor, we live well into our eighties. So if you are making a commitment to love honor and cherish until death, you really better mean it!
I can only hope to be able to stand in front of a group of friends and family with my beautiful wife after 50 years of marriage and my sister can only hope to stand in front of a group with her beautiful husband to do the same. Only then will we really understand just how meaningful, rare, and lucky it is to accomplish such a beautiful milestone.
Please join me in raising a glass to happy marriage!