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1. What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together? Were you scared at all?
H & Z: With each day that passed, our relationship was more solid and secure.Divorce was NEVER an option - or even a thought.

2. How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
We grew up together & were best friends before we married. A friend is for life - our marriage has lasted a lifetime

3. Is there anything you would do differently after more than 80 years of marriage?
We wouldn’t change a thing. There’s no secret to our marriage, we just did what was needed for each other & our family.

4. What is your advice to someone who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right is really out there?
Zelmyra: Mine was just around the corner! He is never too far away, so keep the faith - when you meet him, you’ll know.

5. What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?
Respect, support & communicate with each other.Be faithful, honest & true.Love each other with ALL of your heart

6. What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?
Zelmyra: A hard worker & good provider.The 1920s were hard,but Herbert wanted & provided the best for us.I married a good man!

7. What is your best Valentine’s Day memory?
Zelmyra: I cook dinner EVERY day.Herbert left work early & surprised me – he cooked dinner for me! He is a VERY good cook!

Herbert: I said that I was going to cook dinner for her & she could relax - the look on her face & clean plate made my day!

8. You got married very young – how did u both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a couple?
“Everyone who plants a seed & harvests the crop celebrates together” We are individuals, but accomplish more together.

9. What is your fondest memory of your 85-year marriage?
Our legacy: 5 children, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

10. Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience?
The children are grown, so we talk more now. We can enjoy our time on the porch or our rocking chairs - together.

11. How did you cope when you had to be physically separated for long periods of time?
Herbert: We were apart for 2 months when Z was hospitalized with our 5th child. It was the most difficult time of my life. Zelmyra’s
mother helped me with the house and the other children, otherwise I would have lost my mind.

12. At the end of bad relationship day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
Remember marriage is not a contest – never keep a score. God has put the two of you together on the same team to win

13. Is fighting important?
NEVER physically! Agree that it’s okay to disagree, & fight for what really matters. Learn to bend - not break!

14. What’s the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else?
We are both Christians & believe in God.Marriage is a commitment to the Lord.We pray with & for each other every day.
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RelationTips
Meet Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher of
North Carolina. They have been
married 85 years (86 in May) and
hold the Guinness World Record for
the longest marriage of a living
couple and get this…Zelmyra is 101
years old and Herbert is 104.
to answer some relationship
questions. Check out their take on
finding love, getting through hard
times and more. Good read.
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Allen & Ashley Borders
State of Residence:
South Carolina

Wedding Anniversary Date:
February 6th

Any children:
3 children ages 3, 2, 1 and one
due August 11th
We have been married for 4
great years, we serve a
great God and our marriage
is growing every day.
fully understand what marriage was about, but we are so grateful we made the decision.

2. When did you know you all  were meant for each other:
We had been friends for a long time and both of us can say we are exactly what we prayed for in a spouse.

3. The few things we would do differently in our years to come:
M
ake a priority to have a date night every month , put things aside and make time for each other.

4. The advice we would give to a single person:
Keep the faith because the right man or woman is out there. Also look to God to lead you to that person. Be patience
and allow god to get you prepared for marriage. Pray for your future spouse and they will come.
5. The greatest marriage advise we have received:
D
on’t go to bed angry, forgive one another, pray together and love is more than a feeling it's an action.

6. Most important attributes of a good spouse:

7. You got married very young – how did you both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a
couple?
Relying on God to grow us. Also encouraging one another daily and praying for each other.

8. The best memories we have in our marriage:
Just spending quality time together, relaxing and joking around, watching movies.

9. Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience:
We think the more you communicate and spend time talking things out it gets easier. We try and keep patient by
understanding where one another is coming from and relying on God to give the patients and keep us from speaking
hurtful things.

10. How did you cope when you had to be physically separated for long periods of time:
When we were apart we didn't do very well. It was very hard to cope without each other. We just want to be together.

11. At the end of bad relationship day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves:
How much you love that person despite how you feel and things will get worked out.

12. What’s the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else:
The love we have for Jesus.


















We are an adventurous, creative couple with an industrious spirit who sees the service of God and to man as supreme.
We've labored together in health ministry for over 8 yrs and now we're introducing a new business to the masses--
Herby PoP!
While listening to a sermon about using every gift that God has given us to reach souls, we were asked the question--"What's in
your bag?
That question has become the anchor of the gourmet herbed popcorn company that is God-given. At Herby PoP we use organic
kernels popped to crisp perfection tossed in cold-pressed olive oil and nature's finest herbs. End result: gourmet popcorn with
flavors inspired by our love global cuisine that allows us to share healthy deliciousness with the masses.

1. What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together?
Were you scared at all?

Brodie: I realized it about six weeks after we started getting to know one another. She thought I was crazy when I told her I had
said "I do".

Mellini: It took me a little longer. I always believed that time was a clarifier of all intentions. So about a year and a half later, and 3-
4 break ups I found myself jogging and talking to Jesus. I started reasoning with Christ through tears--telling Him all the
qualities I wanted in a husband. And point by point He showed me Brodie was
THE man. NO FEAR then!

2. How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?

Brodie: It was an internal knowing. I can't explain it any other way.

Mellini: The way he loved and cared for me was like a puzzle piece--we just fit perfectly.

3. Is there anything you would do differently after more than your years of marriage?

Brodie: No.
Mellini: I would be even more tender and affectionate.

4. What is your advice to a single person who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right or Mrs. Right is
really out there?

Brodie: Marriage is not for punks.

Mellini: Be content and in love with Jesus first. If you truly trust Him you will trust His providence. Also if you prayed 2 times a
day before contemplating marriage--pray 4 times a day afterwards.

5. What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?

Brodie: My wife is a tool in the hand of Christ to work out my soul's salvation.
Mellini: Practical Christianity wins the day! >>>Keep a clean home, neat children, abundant table, and a non-contentious spirit.

6. What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?

Brodie: "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and ALL things will be added"...everything will be good after that.
Mellini: A spouse needs to love Christ supremely! The fruit of that will be sweet.

7. You got married very young – how did u both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a
couple?

Brodie: We weren't so young. Just communicate.
Mellini: Expect change, be attentive, be supportive of one another's goals, and actively create experiences together.  

8. What is your fondest memory of your years of marriage?

Brodie: The first year. We were in our own little place at last. Coming home from work to my wife...It was good.
Mellini: I would say when we first went full time into health ministry. We flowed together like a well-oiled machine--exciting
times!

9. Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience?

Brodie: Yes. You learn each other. When I have patience it is because of Christ Himself.
Mellini: I agree that you learn one another...now you can choose to cooperate. I keep patient most of the time because I want to
please my heavenly father.

10. How did you cope when you had to be physically separated for long periods of time?

Brodie: I just sleep.
Mellini: The longest has been six days. I stay so busy that there's little time to pine away the day.

11. At the end of bad relationship day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?

Brodie: That I'm responsible to be to her what Christ is to the Church.
Mellini: We really can have the sweetest type of heaven here on earth (marriage). I also tell myself, "It won't be like this always".

12. What’s the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else?

Brodie: Creativity!
Mellini: Our desire to do the will of our heavenly Father.
--
Herby Pop
"What's in your bag?"

For more information about Herby Pop please email:  
popin@herbypop.com

State of Residence:
Illinois

Wedding Anniversary Date:
August 29th, 2004

Number of children:
4 children--2 boys, 2 girls
Brodie Cross Jr and Mellini Monique Cross
"Somebody has to die and
murder is not an option" This
has been our creed since we
uttered the words "I do".
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Celebrating 50 Years
Merlin & Luanne Frank
whether we would spend the rest of our lives together.  We were young and in love and we knew we
could have a good marriage, with God’s help.


2. How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
I (Luanne) asked him for the first date to go to a Sunshine Banquet at school.  I could’ve asked anyone,
but I chose him because I saw some qualities in him that were important to me.  For instance, I saw a
compassionate heart when he chose me for his youth softball team, even though he knew I had no athletic
abilities.   He lost the game but won a wife!  


3. Is there anything you would do differently after 50 years of marriage?
I’m sure there are things that could have been done differently but we’ve had a wonderful life!  
We are blessed!


4. What is your advice to a single person who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right or
Mrs. Right is really out there?
Live life to the full and make the most of every moment.  Don’t sit around waiting for your “Knight in
shining armor”  to find you.  Don’t limit yourself or God.  He has BIG plans for you!  


5. What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?
It’s the advice I have passed along to all of my children:  “Every morning when you wake up, think of
what you could do to make your spouse the happiest one alive.  In so doing, you will be the
happiest yourself.”


6. What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?
Faith in God, love,  team player, good sense of humor


7. You got married very young, how did you both manage to grow as individuals yet not
grow apart as a couple?
We grew up together.  We had a lot of the same friends and interests.  We loved what we were doing,
both as individuals and together.  We were actively involved in the church and had lots of opportunities
to grow together.


8. What is your fondest memory of your years of marriage?
Wow!  That’s a difficult question because there are many.  The fondest memories are the times we have
done things together.  We have played and we have worked  together.  We have loved and laughed and
learned together.   We have shared and we have grown together.  We have raised a family together.  We
have cried and we have prayed together.  


9. Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience?
Yes, but it still takes work.   After 50 years, we are reminded that He’s still working on all of us.


10. At the end of challenging day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
This too will pass.  We’re a team.  We have God on our side.


11. What's the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else?
Our faith in Jesus Christ.
State of Residence  
Indiana

Wedding
Anniversary Date
 
October 20, 1961
About the Franks:
Luanne was a social butterfly and always involved in everything.  We lived in the same community, went
to the same country school,  and attended the same church all of our lives so  we knew each other well.  
Luanne is the one with the big ideas and Merlin is the one who figures out how to carry them out.  We need
each other and God has blended our strengths and weaknesses into a beautiful relationship that has lasted
for 50 years.
  
# children &
grandchildren  
6 children, 14 grandchildren,
3 great-grandchildren,
and one on the way











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About the Lopez'
We believe that laughter makes the heart merry.  Family and quality time is extremely important to us.  
We're both loving and affectionate people with big hearts.  We say and mean "I love you" everyday within
our household.  We come from a hardworking background of strong values, faith in God and culture.  As
we continue growing our family tree, we teach these things to our daughters who will teach our
grandchildren.  31 years of marriage has had its ups and downs, but through it all, we remain strong and
continue having faith in God and ourselves.  We can't wait to celebrate 31 more years together!

1) What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together?
Honestly, we clicked from day one. We had so many things in common and immediately felt a
deep profound connection.

2) How did you meet?
(Maria) I was invited to a friend's wedding in 1979 that happened to be Larry's cousin.  
During the reception, Larry came up to me, introduced himself andasked me to dance.  The rest is history.

3) How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
(Larry) There was a time when we stopped dating for a bit.  It was a short time, but it felt like forever.  I
missed her so much and couldn't be without her. I then realized I wanted to spend my life with her.

4) Is there anything you would do differently after 31 years of marriage?
We wouldn't change a specific thing, but everyday we continue trying to be a better spouse in any way we
can.  

5) What is your advice to a single person trying to find the right person?
Just be yourself, smile, ask them to dance, be outgoing and don't be afraid of anything.  Love does offer
hope and there is someone out there for everyone. Never allow your hope and faith to come undone.

6) What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?
Understanding, sense of humor, forgiveness, honesty, respect, faith, good communication,
lovable and a great parent.

7) What is your fondest memory of your years of marriage?
The birth of our 3 beautiful daughters and our gorgeous grandson. We are blessed to have each other
and our wonderful family.

8) Does communicating get easier with time?
Yes it definitely does, but we must remember to never stop working at communication.  
We learn from each other everyday.  

9) At the end of a hard day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
We have our health, each other and family. It's such a great feeling to know that there is someone to
come home to and share your day with.

10) What's one thing you have in common?
We have so much in common that it's hard to pick just one.  We both love music, cooking, laughter and
have faith in God.  We truly are soul mates.
Number of Children:
3 daughters

Number of Grandchildren:
1 grandson
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Celebrating 31 years
Larry & Maria Lopez
City/State of Residence:
Chicago, IL

Wedding Anniversary
Date:
November 21, 1980
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Children:
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State of Residence:
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Wedding Anniversary Date:
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What made you realize that you could spend the rest of your lives together?
Were you scared at all?
Ken: I knew the first time we went out on a date and she spilled popcorn on herself cause she was nervous.
Charlene: I kind of knew after a few dates and ken was so nice to me.

How did you know your spouse was the right one for you?
We knew because we could laugh together at each others jokes.

Is there anything you would do differently in your years of marriage?
Ken: I don't think so. No
Charlene: No

What is your advice to a single person who is trying to keep the faith that Mr. Right or
Mrs. Right is really out there?
That there is always someone for everyone

What was the best piece of marriage advice you ever received?
Be patient with each other and never disrespect each other.

What are the most important attributes of a good spouse?
Ken:  Charlene is very patient and dedicated in everything she does and she is a good mother.
Charlene:  Ken is a very good dad and always let's me do things without questioning...lol

How did you both manage to grow as individuals yet not grow apart as a couple?
Ken:  when I met Charlene she was so quiet but now she speaks her mind and I really love her more for that
because she has grown comfortable in our relationship. Not always agreeing with everything I say.
Charlene:  I think I allowed Ken to develop as an individual without being jealous when he pursued his interest. I
think that's important to let each other pursue interests without jealousy

What is your fondest memory of your years of marriage?
Our fondest memories was after our daughter was born. We have had the best days of our lives with her.

Does communicating get easier with time? How do you keep your patience?
Communication gets very, very easy with time as long as you never use demeaning words towards each other and
respect each other. I think that's our secret. We never name call or use derogatory words.

How did you cope when you had to be physically separated for long periods of time?
Ken:  I always communicated at least twice a day to make her know I care.
Charlene:  Me too. I would always text when I had the time if we were not on the phone...lol

At the end of bad relationship day, what is the most important thing to remind yourselves?
Our Motto is that we never go to bed mad at each other. We never have. We would always agree to disagree.

What’s the one thing you have in common that transcends everything else?
We love each other.