This fun interview was posted over at Kirk Cameron’s website. I think it was neat to read what Santa has to say about being married for a long time.
Here is what Gary and Harold say about their journey:
Recently, while writing our new book, Married, and Still Loving It, a brainstorm hit…or, you might say, sugar plums danced in our heads. We were interviewing long-married couples but thought of Saint Nick. “He’s the one with a really long marriage!”
What, we wondered, was going on with him and Mrs. Claus? We decided to find out, but North Pole communications can be crackly…and noisy from all those toy-making elves. But we were lucky—we caught Santa in a jolly mood in his home, beside Mrs. Claus sipping hot chocolate by a cozy fire.
“Ho, ho, ho!” he exclaimed. “It’s about time someone asked me about love and marriage.”
“Really? What do they usually ask about?”
“Whether being naughty or nice really counts.”
“Of course!” he boomed merrily.
We grinned. “So what can you tell us about love and marriage?”
Santa sipped his hot chocolate. “Maybe you won’t want to hear our old-fashioned ideas.”
“But that’s why we’re calling. You’ve been married a long, long time, and we want to know what makes you so merry.”
This book has real life stories from couples who have gone through hard times and stayed together through it. There is not a single couple on the planet that hasn’t had their share of struggles and fights.
It is so encouraging to know you aren’t the only one that is dealing with problems in your relationships. It is also awesome to see people who have come out on the other side of those issues and still love being married.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.