Chances are you will be handled in much the same way." Ed Smith summed up his secrets of true love with these Cs: "Commitment, communication, cooperation and compromise for the mutual care and concern of one another is most vital.Planning and doing things together is very necessary.Perhaps, but we do not presume upon the Word of God.It is very dangerous to go beyond what the Bible says (1 Corinthians 4:6).Edward and Angie Smith were high school sweethearts.They met when they were freshmen and started dating their senior year. Of course, the couple didn't want to be separated, so Angie traveled with him as much as possible.We never wanted to be apart—where one went, the other wanted to go. I often tell my wife: 'Honey, when I married you 55 years ago—I thought I loved you, and now 55 years later—I know I love you.' Remain the best of friends and always be faithful to each other," he said.
Even in these two instances, though, divorce is not required or even encouraged.
They graduated in May of 1944, and were married Oct. But when Ed was sent to Germany for a year, Angie returned to her parents' home.
During that year, the Smiths did their best to stay close. Angie feels God helped them to be faithful to each other.
Thinking back to those early years Ed says, "Obviously, the early portion of married life can be a 'testing time'—letting your thoughts, moods, emotions and plans blend into a harmonious unit [in an effort] to become truly synergistic.
Having to leave my bride of just over a year behind, while serving in the military at the Nuremberg Trials in Germany, was a sad time." Finding a job just after World War II was not easy either, and there was very little pay in those days.