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Yesterday, I read an article that hit me like a bolt out of the blue—it was a report that Al and Tipper Gore were separating after forty years of marriage. I must confess, if someone back in 1998 had told me Bill and Hillary Clinton were separating, I would have believed it. But the Gores?
I find this so sad. They seemed to have had such a good marriage, and at one time, I trust they did. They had been married forty years.
In one account, I read that some sociologists quit polling couples after forty years of marriage in seeking data for the divorce rate. They consider a marriage to be a success after forty years.
However easy it is to jump on the Gores, I wish to be cautious. The Apostle Paul wrote, “So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!” (I Cor. 10:12.) I have made it over twenty-one years in my marriage. The last thing I want to do is take my marriage for granted.