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TODAY   |  March 18, 2014

Couples say faith and love help marriages last

Four couples who have been together between 25 and 40 years share advice for keeping their marriages strong. They say laughing, loving, forgiveness and faith have helped their relationships.

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>>> time to get boom taftic with the youngest of the boomers turning 50 this year, we decided to turn to them and find out why at any age, some marriages stand the test of time.

>> we joined up with the folks at aarp to find loving couples willing to share their wonderful secrets. take a look.

>> we have been married for 25 years.

>> we have been married for 31 years.

>> we have been married for 33 years.

>> we remain married after 40 years. we share with one another the adventures that have filled our lives.

>> we talk about everything, whether it is easy to talk about, and not so easy to talk about. but we're always there for each other. no matter what. right?

>> i agree with her. and that's one of the keys also.

>> our secret to happiness is laughing together through the good times.

>> and crying together through the bad.

>> the secret to our happiness is, one, sharing our love of music.

>> two, aligning our values.

>> three, forgiving one another's faults.

>> and last, loving god and each other unconditionally.

>> facing challenges together has actually deepened our love and commitment to each other.