Married: November 23, 1946Los Angeles, CA
Ray and Florence remains active in church activities. Although he's technically retired, Ray still enjoys the occasional odd job. Florence considers herself lucky to have a spouse who shares her active outlook on life.
What Better partnership is there than that of a loving husband and wife striving together to achieve common objectives? And who better to join forces with than the on you love, the person with whom you've chosen to share your deepest hopes, your fondest dreams, your very life?
One of the biggest problems marriages face today is that spouses cling to their own individuality rather than fully entering into their new identity as a couple. They hold on to independence at the expense of the unity God intended, maintaining separate checkbooks, separate pursuits, separate vacations, separate friends. Oftentimes they unknowingly have different vvisions for their marriage and their future.
They Bible says, "Two people can accomplish more than twice as much as one; they get a better return for their labor...A triple-braided cord is not easily broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12, NLT). Look closely at a length of a rope; there is individuality still present in the strands, but it disappears into the oneness of the cord. What you hold in your hand is a single, strong rope powerful enough to move heavy loads.
God has designed marriage to make the two of you stronger together than you ever were when you were single. As a result, you don't need to be afraid to set big goals. Why don't you and your spouse talk today about what your life together was meant to accomplish?
This explains why man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Genesis 2:24 NLT