My Marriage

Mr and Mrs Oscar Martinez

WOW!! I’ve searched for a word to better describe how I feel about being married for 23 years and “WOW!” Pretty much sums it up. I look back with amazement at how fast time has passed. It seems as if it were just yesterday that Sylvia Chatman and I met. We were together for a good two years before we married on April 6, 1991. And even though for a good chunk of those years I went away to federal prison, Sylvia God bless her stood by my side and I know she has her own story to tell concerning her life and our marriage. I just know that I am blessed to have her in my life and I look at her with so much adornment and respect. Believe me staying married and committed to one woman was not easy. We had our up and down, we had our better and our worse. But we toughed it out and did not give up on one another and through it all, we are happy together.

A Virtuous Woman

I remember reading Proverbs 31:10 for the first time. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. It was December 31, 1999. My wife was traveling to visit me in Lexington Kentucky to surprise me for New Years day and that night her and my children brought in the new year in a ditch full of snow. She had lost control of her car and ended up in a snowy ditch. I remember reading Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. And I immediately knew that I had a virtuous woman that Yahweh saw enough in me to bless me with her. And for her I am ever thankful.

If you are having problems in your relationship, please let us know and maybe my wife and I can help you to get the most from your marriage and make your relationship a happy one. We are not professional counselors nor licensed in any way. I always tell people close to me, seek out council from qualified individuals. If you want to know how to stay married, well you talk to someone who has been married for a long time.

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