Lauren and David Blair of Tennessee married in 1984, but they've renewed their vows 99 times since. They now hold the Guinness World Record for "Most Marriage Vow Renewals by the Same Couple," and presumably friends have stopped sending them a kitchen appliance each time. Lauren says, "We knew we were meant for each other and wanted to continually share that vow experience. I love to look into David's eyes as he is repeating his vows. I know that this man will love me until the day I die." She adds, "Of course, David will tell you that he does it for the honeymoons!"
I've been married 14 years, and have no need whatsoever to renew vows (we'd rather give that money to The Heifer Project, and that is one of our anniversary gifts to each other every year, a charitable contribution), and I'd bet neither does my husband. All I see is insecurity and attentionwhoredom. Does that make me snarky? Maybe, but I am genuinely sad for this couple.