They were married during the Great Depression years. Their wedding party consisted of two witnesses and a minister. There was no fancy reception or exotic honeymoon. They barely had a dime to their name. In fact, they were so poor, they had to live with his parents for the first months of their marriage. (Ladies, how would you like to begin your marriage living with your in-laws?) Through the years they never had a lot of money. They lived in small homes and drove average cars. They raised three children and spoiled seven grandchildren. They never owned a computer, fax, cell phone, pager, VCR or DVD.

Near the end of their lives, they lived in a small cozy house along an unpaved road on the same land his father lived on, in rural Arkansas. They owned eighty acres of land and a modest assortment of possessions accumulated through almost eight decades of life. Their net worth would not have impressed Fortune or Forbes. Some would say they didn't have a lot… and they would be SO wrong. They embraced and embodied the purest and richest form of love that I have ever witnessed. They were married sixty years and until the day he died, it was as if they were still enjoying the honeymoon they never could afford. Till the end they acted like newlyweds. I have never seen a couple SO MUCH IN LOVE. They shared a love that most millionaires and CEO's will never know. They were rich in all the ways that counted most.

Hugh and Amy Rogers were my grandparents and they lived and left a legacy of love that no sum of money could ever match or manufacture.

Question: What was their secret?
Answer: Please read the T.D. Jakes excerpt on marriage. He describes the love Amy and Hugh enjoyed. My prayer is that you will experience it too!

"The key to a strong marriage is not so much FINDING the
right person as it is BEING the right person."

"If you are looking for someone to be your everything...."
Read the T.D. Jakes excerpt on marriage.

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