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Kirk Douglas looks back at 60 years of marriage
LA Times ^ | 6/25/2014 | Kirk Douglas

Posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by Borges

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A newly engaged friend asked, "Kirk, why did your marriage last so long?"

"That's easy," I replied. "I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I'm going with you!"

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: kirkdouglas

1 posted on 06/25/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
"Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church-- for we are members of his body. "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh." This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:22-33

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD." Proverbs 18:22

""But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.' 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mark 10:6-9
2 posted on 06/25/2014 1:49:42 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Borges
"That's easy," I replied. "I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I'm going with you!"

ha! i like it!

3 posted on 06/25/2014 1:49:58 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Borges
Considering that these days, most Hollywood types change partners as often as they change underwear, this is a wonderful story.

Happy 60th anniversary to the Douglases.

4 posted on 06/25/2014 1:56:11 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Borges

Cute. Kirk is old, but God bless him...he and his boys are exceedingly talented men.

Hope he knows Christ...


5 posted on 06/25/2014 1:58:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Kirk is Jewish.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 1:59:27 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

> Kirk is Jewish.

So was Jesus and all the first Christians.
:)


7 posted on 06/25/2014 2:00:34 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Borges

****”That’s easy,” I replied. “I just told my wife, if you ever leave me, I’m going with you!”****

LOL! I’ve been married 42 years last week.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 2:03:29 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Westbrook

9 posted on 06/25/2014 2:03:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Borges; MinuteGal

One of the few Hollywood marriages that lasted a long, long time. A testimonial to true love. His wife is to this day a very pretty and elegant woman. He was a lucky man in many ways.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 2:07:24 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: latina4dubya

A great actor, a great producer, a great filmmaker. Yes, in recent years he’s gotten a little...out of control (senile?) but in his hayday, he was a genius. And he came from total poverty. His son isn’t a patch on the old man.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 2:25:12 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Congrats on your long-term marriage. I’ve been married 22 years. Not much, I guess, but I’m proud of it.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 2:26:18 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Borges

That’s wonderful!


13 posted on 06/25/2014 2:27:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: miss marmelstein

22 years is an excellent start. My wife and I have been married 47 years!


14 posted on 06/25/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT by jumpingcholla34
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To: jumpingcholla34

22 is indeed an excellent start. And 47 years is even better! Congratulations to you both.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 3:10:33 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: miss marmelstein
Mr. Douglas suffered a stroke some years ago. Can't speak specifically for him, but stroke does cause brain damage. Sometimes major, sometimes minor. Last time I saw Mr. Douglas, he had difficulty talking, but I didn't notice diminishment of his mental capacities.
16 posted on 06/25/2014 3:21:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kartographer

Heh. That’s what they called Jesus. Rabbi. Teacher.
:)


17 posted on 06/25/2014 4:34:42 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Borges

I didn’t know he was still alive.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 4:45:05 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Borges

Doesn’t he have a son that is also in the entertainment field?


19 posted on 06/25/2014 4:53:31 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

“”I’ve been married 42 years last week.””

Same here - a week ago yesterday to be exact....


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:25:11 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Borges

A couple I knew who had been married for many years said that their secret to the long-term marriage was that whoever left first had to take the (three) kids.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:48:08 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: Signalman

So was Jesus. :)


22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: fatnotlazy

I was thinking of his odd appearance at the Oscars about 2 or 3 years ago. It was similar to Bette Davis’s last appearance on that show.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 9:45:14 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jumpingcholla34
My wife and I have been married 47 years!

Excellent! Congrats. We just hit 28 years last weekend. A good marriage is like a fine wine, gets better with age.

24 posted on 06/25/2014 9:49:58 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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