I'm home this weekend to celebrate my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. I'm so proud of both of them for remaining faithful to each other through half a century. Marriage in our culture has become something very much disvalued. Its supposed to be a picture of the relationship between Christ and His Church, but with most couples its a dirty photograph that could at any time be torn in two. I'm told that "this is reality" and its time to realize I'm just sheltered. But I think its time that marriage should be shown for what it really is by the people of God. Its not a blissful, easy ride or a horrible burden that you can never be free of. Its a commitment that honours God as you honour, respect, serve and love each other. No one said it was easy; but as I've observed my grandparents and parents and countless other marriages, I've seen that there is great joy in keeping your vows. I really hope in 50 something years that I'll be able to attest personally to that.