Jimmy And Rosalynn Carter Share The Secret To Their 75-Year-Long Marriage

Jimmy And Rosalynn Carter Share The Secret To Their 75-Year-Long Marriage

In this video Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter share the secret to their 75-year-long marriage. While many may know Jimmy Carter as the 39th president of the United States, his biggest role has been a faithful husband for 75 years.

Rosalynn said, “Life with Jimmy Carter has been an adventure.” The two are planning to celebrate their milestone anniversary in Plains, Georgia with over 300 people.

As they approach this incredible feat, many people want to know the secret to a successful marriage. Jimmy and Rosalynn sat down with Good Morning America to share some of the highlights of their life together and how they keep the love alive. First, they shared that one of their favorite activities to do as a couple is fly fishing. Jimmy noted that they went last year and shares an adorable picture of the couple in the water. Rosalynn says that they even have a little pond in front of their house. And while Jimmy and Rosalynn are both in their 90s, they've never let age slow them down.

Jimmy shares about how when he first went out on a date with Rosalynn that the next morning he told his mother that she was the girl he wanted to marry. But Rosalynn didn't have the exact same sentiment. In fact, Rosalynn turned him down the first time when he proposed. She shares that she told her father on his deathbed that she would finish college. As we all know, this story has a happy ending and the two ended up getting married and sharing a beautiful life together. Jimmy even let us in on a special secret. “Every night we try to make sure that we completely reconcile from all the arguments during the day. For seventy five years of marriage, we’ve always grown deeper in our love for one another.”

Marriage was originally designed by God. He intended for one man and one woman to come together and be joined. The intent was fellowship and reproduction. “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” Genesis 2:24

Within a fallen world, marriage sadly does not always work out. However, as we look at the example of faithfulness to one another and the covenant of marriage, may it inspire us to keep our commitments of marriage lean on the Lord to love our spouses through His strength.

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