Phillip Porter and Janice Porter are a husband and wife team who authored "Journey's Till I Do," a book about what gives marriages longevity.
"We don't really see in today's society the examples of husbands and wives who aren't fussing or getting divorced," said Phillip Porter. "We saw the brevity of marriages and we wanted to leave some positive examples for our grandkids."
The Porters do not have a background in writing and this is their first book.
"This is the first project my wife and I have done together," said Phillip Porter.
The couple will embark upon 30 years of marriage this year. They have their own secret to success in love.
"We make sure we make time for each other," said Janice Porter.
Phillip Porter is the President of a family-owned business, Generations United, LLC. His wife, Janice, is a high school principal.
To write the book, the two spoke with couples from around the world. One of the interviewees was Janice Porter's father. There are 13 couples total in the book.
"We took it from the time that they first met to the time that they said I do," said Janice Porter. "It is about single people and how they met until they got married."
The authors said every story in the book is true and reflects the experiences of actual couples.
Some important pieces of advice the couple retrieved from their interviews were keep the lines of communication open and listen to each other.
"In the book each couple expresses something different to keep their love together," said Phillip Porter.
The writing duo also self-published the book. "Journeys To I Do" is available in hardcopy as well as on Kindle. The book is also available at www.amazon.com/journeys-to-do-stories-survived/dp/1495207188.