The Love Story Behind Billy and Ruth Graham

01:17   •   August 11, 2022

He was a North Carolina farm boy who found his way to Wheaton College in Illinois. She was a fellow student and the daughter of missionaries to China, known for her deep relationship with God and mischievous nature.

Hear about the moment Billy Graham met his future wife, Ruth Bell—and how they fell in love—in honor of what would’ve been their 79th wedding anniversary on August 13.

“I was frightened to death to ask her on a date,” Billy Graham said.

Eventually, he got up the nerve and never looked back.

Get Biblical wisdom and marriage advice from Billy and Ruth Graham.