By Sheri Stritof
Throughout their long-term marriage, amid criticism of public controversies comments and Pat revelations about their secret marriage Dede and Pat Robertson stood together. Here is information on how they met, when they married, their children, quotes, and more
Quick Facts Marriage - Pat and Dede :.
Wedding Date: August 27, 1954.
First Marriage: Yes.
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Dede met Pat at a sorority party when his hair was on fire ?. He fired
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Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson .: March 22, 1930 in Lexington, Virginia
Adelia "Dede" Elmer: December 3, 1927 in Ohio
How Pat and Dede met:
Dede and Pat met at Yale when she obtained her Master's degree nursing
"Dede was Elmer. a Yale student in nursing who met her future husband at a sorority party at which law school was invited men. While trying to . light candles for the party, Dede caught his hair on fire, and Robertson came to help .. After a year and a half of dating, Dede Robertson became pregnant and proposed marriage "
Source: . David John Marley. Pat Robertson :. An American Life 07. pg. 7.
Dede: "Even before I realized my hair was on fire, a tall man with bushy eyebrows put out," she recalls 35 years later. "I think that's probably what attracted me to him from that moment on, I knew my life would never be dull"
Source:.. Holly G. Miller. "First Lady of CBN." Saturday Evening Post 9/1986 pg 60.
wedding Date and Info:...
Although 'they told family and friends later they were married March 22, 1954, Pat and Dede fact eloped to Elkton, Maryland and were married August 27, 1954, ten weeks before their son Tim was born.
"for decades, the Robertsons argued that March 22, 1954 will have been the date of marriage and date remained unchallenged until journalists discovered the marriage certificate of the couple in 1987 "
Source :. David John Marley Pat Robertson :. An American Life 07. pg 7.
Pat and Dede have four children
- Timothy Bryan Robertson :. Born in 1954.
- Faith Elizabeth Robertson: Born in 1956.
- Perry Gordon Robertson: Born in 1958.
- Anne Carter Robertson: Born in 1963.
Dede and Pat live in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Pat Robertson: founder of CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network ), the TV host club 700 , televangelist, ordained minister of the Baptist denomination South, philanthropist, businessman, author, conservative political activist, former Republican presidential candidate
Dede Robertson: .. Author, model, nurse, nursing instructor, columnist, CBN vice president, speaker
Quotes on Marriage Pat and Dede Robertson
Pat "and we seem to get direction from God together," Dr. Robertson said about his wife. "But i want. And she has a good midwestern, common sense view of life and when I run something in it, it is usually pretty good right on in terms of what needs to be done or what should not be done. It is therefore . nice to have a woman, you can pray and work together "
. Source: John Waage" CBN celebrates 50 years of ministry "UrbanChristianNews.com 1/12/2010
Gordon Robertson :. "Mom is the glue that holds the family together Robertson."
Source: John Waage. "CBN celebrates 50 years of ministry." UrbanChristianNews.com. . 1/12/2010
Pat: "One of the most often quoted myths about marriage should be," They lived happily ever after. "Does anyone really believe that, even in the best weddings, there are questions, problems occur, and conflicts occur "
Source :. Pat Robertson. Bring It On. 08. pg. 3.
Pat :. "Whenever possible, my wife and I make our big decisions together but sometimes something will happen that we can not agree, or perhaps a question requires an immediate decision. In these cases, I will make those decisions and take responsibility before God for them "
Source :. Pat Robertson. Bring It On. 08. pg. 5.
Pat :. "I had a brother-domineering mother (! Who is obviously more with us) that I am myself embroiled in many arguments in early Dede and my marriage, she had often say things that I considered scandalous. at first I made the mistake of arguing with her ... My mother-in-law continued to make his presence known, but it was absolutely amazing that the peace and quiet came about in our house, as J 'I learned to hold my tongue "
Source :. Pat Robertson. Bring It On. 08. pg. 52.
Pat :. "I frankly advise any man or woman with the richness of over $ 500,000 who plans to marry a younger person to have a simple prenuptial agreement, stating clearly the financial understanding between them, there is nothing in the unromantic protection or inherited wealth or hard earned emotional whims of a marriage ... It may seem cold and calculating, but for those who have a large area, or when children are involved, a prenuptial agreement makes sense. "L bring on 08. pp 28-29
David John Marley:... " During his seminary training Robertson's commitment to its deep faith, and this leads to more tension with his wife "
. Source: David John Marley Pat Robertson :. An American Life. 07. pg. 17.