Till Death Do Us Part

Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click.

“Ron,” I protested late one night as I was trying to read, “that clicking sound while you scroll thru the Netflix menu is driving me absolutely crazy. Could you use your remote and turn the volume down?”

“Too bad there’s not a remote with volume control when you’re chewing ice.” He maturely responded.

“Ha! Well, when I have nightmares – the monsters don’t growl. They just say, Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click.”

At which point, I started laughing at my own joke. He, clearly not amused, turned the television off.

Ron and I do not have a perfect marriage. We are just two flawed, quirky, selfish humans who have, with God’s help, managed to stay married. The evangelist Billy Graham was married to Ruth, a fabulously outspoken godly woman. When she was asked if she had ever considered divorce, she replied, “Divorce? No. Murder? Yes.”

Reasons Ron and I are still together:

  1. We believe in the “till death do us part” vow we took on our wedding day.
  2. I could make number one happen, but I don’t look good in orange.

Exodus 20:13 reads, “You shall not murder.” I know you seldom see one of the Ten Commandments used as a stay-married admonition – but as they say, “If the verse fits, use it.”

Tonya Ruiz

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