Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | October 17, 2022

Seventy Years and Counting!

Recognition at Kingsland Baptist Church, Katy, Texas

Today my Wife and I Observe our Seventieth Year of Marriage!

On October 17, 1952 my wife and I were married at a small church in Houston, Texas. Her brother, a fresh graduate from seminary, performed the ceremony as his very first marriage ceremony. We were all nervous but the results have endured for seventy years and, by God’s grace, will endure even longer.

I was 19 years old and my wife was 17 years old

The ceremony took place at Woodland Christian Church which was later torn down to make room for the new freeway to Dallas. A close examination of the photo will reveal the hole in my right shoe; we were both monetarily challenged and had learned to make-do with what we had. My wife’s dress was made by her mother and was very lovely!

We had a reception for our guests there at the church and observed the usual cake-cutting ritual.

We had been given $100 ($1,120.00 in 2022 dollars) and a borrowed car to celebrate our honeymoon. That afternoon, we drove to New Braunfels and stayed at the Faust Hotel. Thus began an adventure which continues to this day.

Back home from New Braunfels

As I look back over those years, I can clearly see the Lord’s hand of blessing on our marriage. While there have been challenges, the Lord has always been faithful to us and helped us as we occasionally had to struggle with life events.

Together, we have grown in our faith and learned to love and trust the Lord in all circumstances. Today, our lives together are filled with joy and peace as we each delight in the presence of the other. While it is true our advanced age has brought new challenges, we can share these challenges together and rejoice in the companionship and love that 70 years of life together has produced!

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Philippians 4:4


  1. What a joy! And what an immeasurable blessing you have both been to all of us — your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! Thank you for your unwavering love and Christ-like example!

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  3. Congratulations and as always thank you for your weekly blogs. I look forward to them and often read them twice

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  4. Happy Anniversary! Love never fails. I Cor.13:8


  5. I love this ❤️ Praise God for his faithfulness.


  6. Happy 70th Anniversary Blessings to you both! What a milestone in which to celebrate God’s grace and blessings in your marriage!! 🥰


  7. David, Congratulations on your 70th wedding anniversary!!

    Tony & Frances, formerly from Kingwood but now in Idaho.

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  8. Sаved as а favorite, Ӏ really like your site!


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