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Love and commitment is an inspiration to others

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John Roy Reynolds and Bessie Marie Hester met in the late 40’s after being introduced through one of his sisters. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Roy proposed to Bessie and they were married on June 25, 1949. God and family have always been at the center of their…

Marriage takes some sacrifices

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BY: STARR JOHNSON Our story begins in November 1999, when we started dating. We dated for 10 months and we were married on Sept. 2, 2000. I have always known him and his family. His mother would always say, “I prayed hard for you to come into his life.” I…

Don’t forget the cake

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BY: MARILYN BEAL Marilyn’s Sweet Addictions Pastries and Cakes Congratulations! You’re getting married! But between now and the wedding you have lots of planning to do! The dress, flowers, venue…and don’t forget the cake! Here’s a few things to think of when ordering the cake of your dreams 1) How…

Serenade leads to perfect proposal

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BY: KAYLA BERRYHILL How we met! Brandon and I met the summer of 2012 through some mutual friends. Brandon was a student at Wingate University while I was a student at UNC-Charlotte. Brandon and I talked for a month, driving back and forth, going to watch him play football, and…

Newlyweds must enhance insurance plans

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PROVIDED BY: Turner Houser Insurance Getting married is a life changing event joining two people’s lives together to love and cherish one another in health and in sickness, as some wedding vows go. Insurance is most likely not on the newlyweds mind at all and rightfully so. Getting married is…

God’s example of perfect timing

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BY TERESA WILSON Our love story is what we call the example of God’s perfect timing in two people’s lives. We met in 2003 while I was working for a local car dealership and Dale was painting bumpers for this very same place. In 2004 I divorced my first husband…

Financial planning for newlyweds

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One of the best ways that a young married couple can solidify their marriage is by developing a financial plan. The process allows couples to determine how they will manage their financial household and how they will make financial decisions. As newlyweds begin a new stage in the life cycle,…

Conversation brings two people together

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By MARTY REID Our story begins in 2008. Jocelyn is from the Philippines and was working as a nurse in West Palm Beach, Florida. I had been divorced for a number of years and decided to take a stab at a dating website called Christian Mingle. I was fortunate enough…

All comes down to love, compassion and faith

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BY: CINDY BROOKS David and I met at the movie theatre on Main Street. The movie theater and riding through town was the popular hangouts for all the kids. We were 14 years old, and I remember he was standing beside a vending machine in the lobby and his brother…

Love at first sight

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BY: DONNA SCATES We met mid-October 1990, when someone broke my car window, shattering glass all through the car. My dad said to take it to Robbie Scates at Carolina Car Care, he will do a really good job! The bible says “God makes all things, good and bad work…

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