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Wedding Day Letter from Billy to Ruth

“Ruth and I don’t have a perfect marriage,” Billy Graham once said. “But we have a great one.”

The love between Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham was inspiring to all. They spoke so highly of each other and exemplified how to keep Christ the center of a marriage. Below you can read the letter that Billy wrote Ruth on their wedding day 75 years ago.

The letter says:

Aug. 13, 1943

— To love thee, to cherish thee to protect thee so long as we both shall live. To be tender, kind patient and true is the deepest desire of my heart tonight.

My Darling, I love you with a love that knows no bounds and together under the leadership of the Holy Spirit we shall walk life’s road together.

May we be calm in His presence

May we rest our souls in Him

May we feed on the fullness of His Word

May we die to all things of time.



Read reflections from their wedding day here.

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  1. Connie Little says:

    That is beautiful thank you so much for sharing. It shows the heart of a man that loves God first and then his family it will be an inspiration to everyone . In hopes that future husbands would have that heart and soul we are very blessed to have such a Godly husband and wife to join together to create such a legacy of love for God

  2. Janet M. Reynolds says:

    Wow! What a love letter. And he faithfully loved her to the end.


    This is so beautiful. God Bless

  4. Richard Pecht says:

    I have always greatly admired Dr. Graham. I do not worship him, but I believe he is an example of a man of God that we could all learn from, follow his example for living life, and try to emulate our Christian walk, and sustain a loving and devoted relationship in his marriage. And, I can say the identical same about Ruth, his lovely wife. How pleased God must have been with them both.

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