There is a section in our local paper called REAL LIFE highlighting things of note in the Frederick County area. An article in yesterday’s paper told of a couple celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The last paragraph of the article read, “Their lives together have modeled love and devotion, among many other strengths, have seen them through the challenges of life. The vows they took on their wedding day ‘for better or worse, in sickness and health, for richer or poorer’ have been witnessed through the prism of their lives together and serve as a testimony for their family and friends.” This couple stood before the altar of God and took seriously the vows they made to each other. I know there are tragic situation where vows must be broken, but that should not be the norm. We live in a day where sex before marriage is standard, where personal feelings rule, and commitments are disdained. It is time we stepped back and considered the lessons of couples such as this. We might also consider the truth in the kind of self-sacrificing love our Lord has for us. It also is a model for life.