While divorce continues to be on the increase around the world, Fred and Christine Ivers of Lafayette County in the U.S state of Missouri are set to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple has however been faced with many obstacles, having spent almost all their lives together.
According to Christine, she was only 17 and Fred 21 at the time they met at a basketball game after she graduated from high school.
Fred and Christine have successfully raised a family with four children, three boys and a girl. Fred said that family was one of the most important things for him.
The couple attributed the success of their marriage to a perfect relationship with God and having a character of forgiveness to each other.
Speaking about their lives together, Rodney Ivers, the eldest son of Fred and Christine said that his parents have set a tremendous example for him and his siblings and as well lived their lives to the fullest.
The couple said that their relationship was not a case of love at first sight, it was built over time, and they grew into each other and dated for a while before they eventually got married.
Fred and Christine, now 91 and 87 years old respectively, continues to celebrate their union together and are still very much in love.
Happy 70th Marriage anniversary to Christine and Fred Ivers.