If it isn't a record it surely must be close. According to the Book of Lists #3, movie stars Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker were married on November 5, 1919. Valentino, the heartthrob, was locked out of the house on his wedding night by the bride. Although the legalities took a little longer, the marriage lasted less than six hours.

Most marriages last longer than that today, but few people are satisfied with the lack of commitment to lifetime marriage. This is a record we ought not aspire to. Let us commit ourselves to "till death do us part."

Illustration by J. Michael Shannon, Professor of Preaching, Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary, Cincinnati, OH.