In February we plan to hold a reception at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock to honor the couple in Arkansas who has been married the longest. We also will recognize the nine other couples who have been married almost as long.

At this point, all the couples who are in the running for Arkansas’ Longest-Married Couple have been married more than 72 years. That’s truly amazing!

It’s not every day you meet a husband and wife who have been together more than 70 years, but when you do, there is something very special about it.

If you know a couple who has been married more than 72 years, I hope you will nominate them for Arkansas’ Longest-Married Couple by emailing Ken Yang at or calling the Family Council office at (501) 375-7000.

Photo Credit: By Jeff Belmonte from Cuiabá, Brazil (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.