said, “Marriage is like the army. Everybody complains, but you’d be surprised
how many re-enlist.” Hollywood stars seem especially prone to it. Zsa Zsa Gabor
has been married nine times, Mickey Rooney eight, Liz Taylor eight, Jerry Lee
Lewis six and Billy Bob Thornton five.  The record of long lasting marriage
is held by Percy and Florence Arrowsmith, a British couple who have been married
for 80 years! Many churches hold marriage renewal services in the hope of making
marriages last. David and Lauren Blair, of Tennessee, are proof that it works.
They have renewed their vows 83 times.



Michael Shannon is professor of preaching at Cincinnati Bible College in Cincinnati,

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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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