Happy 35th Anniversary

It is amazing to think that 35 years ago Dad and Mom were married.

Most of you probably don’t know but Dad and Mom were not raised in the “perfect” home. Dad came from a broken home, and Mom was being raised by parents who didn’t know the Lord Jesus as their Savior yet. It wasn’t until after Dad and Mom were married that they each realized their need of a Savior and repented of their sins. God works in mysterious ways, and even though they were not raised in Christian homes, God has wrought a beautiful work in their lives that is far beyond measure.

We are SO grateful that God has given us such amazing parents. The joy and love they have for each other and the family is inspiring, and their unfailing devotion to the Lord Jesus shines through them.

Mom and Dad
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Maxwell -- 35 years ago today!
35 years ago, they became man and wife: little dreaming of all the Lord would do in their lives.
35 years ago, amid the deafening crashes of an evening thunderstorm, in a little chapel in Missouri, they became man and wife: never dreaming of all the Lord would do in their lives.
Aren't they cute?!

Thirty-five years later…

“He hath made every thing beautiful in his time…” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

27 thoughts on “Happy 35th Anniversary”

  1. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos! What a sweet couple and what an amazing gift your marriage has been for so many people!

    If it’s not too personal, I would love to know how the two of you met!

    Happy Anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell!
    We met in college chemistry class. She was the best and only good that I received from that class.


  2. Congratulations and Blessings!
    What an inspiration you are to us! My husband and I have been enjoying going through your books together. The practical application of holy scripture in our daily lives is such a wonderful gift.
    We pray that God will allow you to continue to let your light shine before men (and their families)!

  3. I love these pictures. How precious. I can see the likeness of the children to the parents.

    Mom and Dad Maxwell have the kindest eyes, in the last picture. Thank you for sharing their happiness with us.

  4. Happy Anniversary Steve and Teri !!! How wonderful that the Lord has blessed you with each other and with your precious family. What an inspiration you are! (LOVE those pictures….you were cute back then, and you STILL ARE!). Blessings from Georgia, Patti M. 🙂

    P.S. Is today also Teri’s birthday? I had written myself a note awhile back that her birthday is August 17! 🙂

    Yes, ma’am! Mom’s birthday was also yesterday. She married on her birthday 🙂 .


  5. Happy Anniversary. May the Lord grant you many more happy years together.



  6. Happy Anniversary Steve and Teri! Happy Birthday Teri! We really enjoyed seeing your wedding pictures and hearing your testimony. May the Lord bless you with many more happy years together.

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both! My parents celebrated 40 years in December. It is such a blessing to see people still celebrating many happy years together!

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary! We are so thankful for your ministry and for your testimony of faithfulness in marriage.

  9. Happy Anniversary!!! The Lord has blessed y’all greatly and you are an inspiration to many!! 🙂

    Happy Birthday to Teri as well! 🙂

    I am thankful that the Lord crossed our paths. Your family has been a huge encouragement to ours and we are so thankful for all that we have learned from y’all!


    THE Bs

  11. Have a wonderful hApPy AnNiVeRsArY!!

    I love your beautiful pictures thank you for sharing.

  12. What a great example to your children you are! They have such great example’s of what a marriage immersed in living for Christ looks like. Your blessings are evident. May you have many more happy years and may your amazing legacy continue. God Bless
    Soli Deo Gloria

  13. Happy Anniversary to you! God certainly had a plan for you when he united your hearts. You have done amazing work in his name. God bless you.

    Teri, Happy Birthday to a beautiful Godly woman!

    –blessings, mrs. mari

  14. Absolutely wonderful and beautiful pictures! What a blessing 35 wonderful years is in this day and age! And I can tell that you are still best friends, too. I will celebrate 3 years with the husband God gave me next month, and I look forward to many more years of love of laughter with him and our Lord. Ya’ll inspire me! Thanks for sharing Jesus!

  15. AAhhhh! Happy Anniversary to you both! The Lord has blessed you so…

    (I’ll admit I’m giggling, just a little, over the tux…I miss the ruffles! *smile*)

  16. Look at those ruffles on that tux! ahhh, the 70’s!

    You are a beautiful couple and great example. My husband and I celebrate 16 years tomorrow (20th). Happy Anniversary!

    Terri (Michmom)

  17. I love this! Congratulations on 35 years of blessed marriage! I think you look even more radiant and in love today.

  18. How wonderful!! Thanks for being such a fine example to so many of us! Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Happy Birthday!

  19. Thank you for sharing. My husband’s b-day is also the 17th and our anniversary is the 19th. (14 years) — It is so amazing to see how much like the adult children you look! Congratulations on 35 years and I pray you continue to be blessed immensely as you bless others.

  20. Oh my!! I love seeing those pictures and thinking about what a godly heritage you’ve been sewing for 35 years – my entire lifetime!! Thank you for such a great example. My husband and I just celebrated 6 years on the 16th. We are working on sowing into those godly roots as well.

    Congratulations and blessings!
    Shannon in Texas

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