Back in the day ...

Back in the day …

On October 2, Ivalene and I celebrated our 32 wedding anniversary. Yee-haw! 32 Years of making beautiful music … together.

We met in the Music Department of Salisbury State College, now Salisbury University. (Go Seagulls!)  She was the perfect girlfriend – beautiful, musical and she could play my theory homework on the piano.

After we graduated we started a music duo and played in clubs, restaurants, yacht clubs, wedding receptions – you name it –  all over the Eastern Shore. It was a great life.

We moved to Nashville 29 years ago to start a new season, and it’s been a great adventure! Kids, business, cancer, ministry. But that’s another story for another day.

We’re still making music together, traveling on missions trips, and directing the music programs at HFUMC. It’s still a great life, though not without a great deal of challenges. And that’s yet a different story for different day.

We’re happy!


We’re Happy!

Other posts on marriage

YOU can also check out this post on love and marriage called Love, Commitment and the Power of A Promise

Love, Commitment and the Power of A Promise


There’s a wedding song I wrote called “Unity” that’s relevant for the occasion. You can check it out here:

Be Tenderhearted

Finally, if I could offer one word of advice to young couples to stay in marriage for the long run, it would be to practice Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.


What’s one word of advice you would offer to keep a marriage healthy and happy?