Married couples are heroes

Published: February 14, 2007 | 5567th good news item since 2003

The true heroes of America are the men and women who quietly overcome all obstacles to remain together as husband and wife. They are the cornerstone of civilization and deserve to be honored. When marriage fails, society crumbles.

As a 20-year police officer, I saw the devastating results of divorce: Prisons are filled with young men who never knew the love or guidance of fathers; drugs, alcohol, depression and suicide are rampant in people from broken homes; schools are filled with kids from broken homes; single moms, stuck in poverty, raise kids who will likely raise their kids in poverty.

My New Year resolution for 2007 is to honor these brave men and women who remain married. Thank you, married couples, for staying the course. America owes you a debt of gratitude.

Take a stand for marriage; renew your wedding vows this year. Stand up in public and declare your determination to finish the journey together.

Men, surprise your wife with a new ring and a new wedding. Give your children courage and confidence for life by showing them that Mom and Dad will always be together for them.

Bill Finlay, chaplain,
Red Feather Lakes

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