Billy Graham Trivia: Where Did Billy and Ruth Graham Honeymoon?

By   •   January 8, 2018

Billy Graham thought Ruth McCue Bell was the woman God had been preparing to stand beside him. Her intelligence, practicality, wit, determination and wholehearted love for Jesus Christ attracted him to her, not to mention that she was the campus beauty!

Q: Where did Billy and Ruth Graham honeymoon?

A: Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

While attending Wheaton College, Billy Graham met Ruth McCue Bell, the daughter of medical missionaries in China.

Billy fell in love with Ruth at first sight, while Ruth took a little longer to fall in love with him. However, early on, Ruth had prayed by her bedside, “if I could spend the rest of my life serving Him and Bill, I would consider it the greatest privilege imaginable.”

Billy and Ruth were married on Aug. 13, 1943, in Montreat, North Carolina, where Ruth’s parents had settled after leaving China.

They honeymooned in the resort town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, before returning to the Chicago area for Billy to begin a pastorate at Village Baptist Church in Western Springs, Illinois.

“As newlyweds, in a first pastorate, Ruth and I were pretty typical lovebirds, I guess,” Billy Graham once said. “We took hikes in the sunshine and in the rain, especially enjoying the arboretum nearby. On rare occasions, I went golfing and Ruth caddied for me.”


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  1. WAYNE SCHWAB says:

    Thank you for your example of living a godly life.

  2. Marilyn Bradley says:

    Thank you for my future information requests. Love being a “child and fan” of our
    Lord Jesus Christ for many years. So thankful for my “BLESSED life” as God continues
    to watch over me and my loved ones. My God continue to BLESS and USE your
    ministries for years to come. Thank you again, Marilyn

  3. Vanna M Sandison says:

    Born 1940, as a teenager I never missed Billy Grahams news column of advise. Only one remains with me. The question is not clear, the answer is. It must have been around 1953, Kansas City, MO, when I was 13. I thought I could save a 21 year old convict neighbor, recently parolled. Rev. Graham’s column said climb up on a table and try to pull the man up to you. He will pull you down. It’s a lot easier to pull someone down than to lift someone up.

  4. Mark a mckissick says:

    Think if everyone had love in their heart, God’s world would be paradise to everyone.