Don’t try to live her life and you don’t try to live your own and it works really good. I’m Lyndia.
I’m Jim. We’ve been married 54 years. And our daughter made us do this. This this is a picture
of us on our wedding day. We were married when I was just almost 17. Jim was 19 when we got married. I was a cradle robber. We met at the Davis Drive-in. I was a projectionists and Lyndia
was in the snack bar. She made just a wicked caramel malt. He was tall and handsome and I was very
much looking forward to meeting him. So I did put extra caramel in the
shakes I must admit. Different religions. Had everything going against us. It should never have worked. It really shouldn’t have. When we first married, it didn’t matter to me
that Jim wasn’t a member of the Church. because I loved him very much. I thought if I only live with him
for this time only then that was what I would be happy with. A couple years later
when our children started to come along I realized that was not true. That I wanted to be with my children and him forever. So it presented lots of problems
as we went forward to raise our kids and that’s when we knew that we were going
to be struggling through a big part of our life. I was Southern Baptist. I believed that I’d accepted Christ as my personal Savior. In order to even think about or look at the LDS Church or the LDS doctrine I had to turn my back on my Savior and I couldn’t do that. Eventually we realized we wouldn’t
change each other. And it left… The struggles left us with hard decisions to make because it was a very, very difficult time. I think really the only reason it worked… we both loved the Lord. Early on in our marriage I said “If the Lord wants me to join the Mormon Church,” He’s going to have to come down here and tap me on the chest and say, ‘Sit down, I got something I want to talk with you about.’ Well, basically He did that. He came down and tapped hard enough that I listened. I joined the church 12 years ago at age 60. Sometimes to make a good
marriage you have to hang on. You have to give it take a little bit. It’s kind of a dream to think that you’re
always going to get your own way. One, two, three, Kind, fun, loves the Lord, loves cats. Beautiful physically and spiritually. Kind and patient. I love him so much. Love being with him. She’s my babe.