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Frequently In The Wedding Service We Have The ...
Shared By: Gene Barron on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: Frequently in the wedding service we have the ceremony of lighting the unity candle by the bride and groom. The couple each takes a small burning candle, representing their solitary life thus far, and together they light the large, center, wedding ...
Category: Humor
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Sometimes When I'm Talking To Teens, I Draw An ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: Sometimes when I’m talking to teens, I draw an analogy between the bonding capacity of the body and adhesive tape. Adhesive tape is not made for repetitive use. The strongest bond adhesive tape is capable of making is formed with the first surface t...
Category: Quotes
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: *other
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A. A Kentucky Mountaineer Fighting Overseas In ...
Shared By: Davon Huss on Oct 16, 2001
Summary: A. A Kentucky mountaineer fighting overseas in WW1 kept getting nagging letters from his wife back home. He was too busy fighting to write letters, even to his wife. At last, angered by his wife’s scolding letters, he sat down and wrote her: "Dea...
Category: Humor
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Barna Research on Divorce
Shared By: Thomas Monroe on Feb 18, 2002
Summary: Barna research shows: That divorce in the church is just as commonas outside the church. In the church 33%, outside the church 34%. Also, the south is second in the nation in divorce. The south has a divorce rate of 35%, just behind the we...
Category: Statistics
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Baptism Is A Lot Like A Wedding Ring. Baptism ...
Shared By: John Williams III on Feb 26, 2002
Summary: Baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. Baptism is symbolic of the washing away of our sins. It is also symbolic of a new way of life. It has been said that Baptism is to the Christian faith what the wedding ring is to a marriage. It is a symbol. ...
Category: Quotes
based on 49 ratings
Denomination: United Methodist
Scripture: none
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The Young Husband Was A Henpecked And He Was ...
Shared By: Eldon Reich on Mar 28, 2002
Summary: The young husband was a henpecked and he was going to a psychiatrist about the problem. The doctor told him, "You don’t have to let your wife bully you! Go home and show her you’re the boss! The young man got home, slammed the door, shook his fist...
Category: Humor
based on 139 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Scripture: none
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Marriage Is Like Flies Buzzing Around A Screen ...
Shared By: Justin Meek on Jun 1, 2002
Summary: Marriage is like flies buzzing around a screen door in the summer. All those on the outside want to get in and all those on the inside want to get out.
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No Secrets Here
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 3, 2002
Summary: NO SECRETS HERE A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other. The Groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father...
Category: Humor
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Fiddler on the Roof
Shared By: Alan Perkins on Oct 28, 2002
Summary: [Fiddler on the Roof] Tevye: "Golde, I have decided to give Perchik permission to become engaged to our daughter, Hodel." Golde: "What? He’s poor! He has nothing, absolutely nothing!" Tevye: "He’s a good man, Golde. I like him. And what’s m...
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I'm Standing for My Marriage
Shared By: A. Todd Coget on Mar 7, 2003
Summary: I'M STANDING FOR MY MARRIAGE A former Pastor in Seattle, WA wrote a power statement about marriage… I am standing for the healing of my marriage! I won’t give up, give in, give out, or give over till that healing takes place. I made a vow; I...
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The Young Woman Was Married And Had Two Beautiful ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Mar 20, 2003
Summary: The young woman was married and had two beautiful children, but one day as she was standing over the sink, washing dishes, she thought, ’There must be more to life than this.’ When her husband came home, he found a note she’d written and began to w...
Category: Stories
based on 106 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Recently, A Survey Was Made Of 200 Married Adults ...
Shared By: Michael Raisbeck on Jul 4, 2003
Summary: Recently, a survey was made of 200 married adults in regards to forgiveness (1). The researchers were wondering how one’s ability to forgive others would affect their marital satisfaction and personal well-being. The results were astounding! This r...
Category: Statistics
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Erma Bombeck – Wrote Something Called Rules…
Shared By: Steve Malone on Jul 10, 2003
Summary: Erma Bombeck – wrote something called rules… 1) Never have more children than you have car windows. 2) Never loan your car to someone to whom you have given birth. 3) Pick your friends carefully. A "friend" never goes on a diet when you are fat o...
Category: Humor
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: none
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America's Ambassador To Japan, Douglas Macarthur ...
Shared By: Chris Hodges on Jul 29, 2003
Summary: America’s ambassador to Japan, Douglas MacArthur II, served as Counselor of the State Department under John Foster Dulles. Like Dulles, MacArthur was a hard worker. Once when Dulles telephoned the MacArthur home asking for Douglas, Mrs. MacArthur ...
Category: Stories
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: none
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The Bride Was Very Nervous. It Was Right Before ...
Shared By: Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 20, 2003
Summary: The bride was very nervous. It was right before the wedding and she wasn’t sure she could even walk down aisle. So her father gave her some words of wisdom. He said to her. “There’s only three things you need to focus on. If you focus on these t...
Category: Humor
based on 29 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: none
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A Better Vow
Shared By: SermonCentral PRO on Oct 22, 2003
Summary: A BETTER VOW Eric Snyder, Minister of the Farwell Church of Christ tells this story: I recently did a wedding. During the wedding rehearsal, the groom pulled me aside and made me an offer. He said "Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll cha...
Category: Stories
based on 22 ratings
Scripture: none
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A Man Walking Along A California Beach Was Deep ...
Shared By: Jason Cole on Mar 7, 2004
Summary: A man walking along a California beach was deep in prayer when all of a sudden he said aloud, "Lord grant me one wish". The sky clouded and a booming voice said, "Because you have tried to be faithful I will grant you one wish." The man said, "Build...
Category: Humor
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On Their 50th Wedding Anniversary, A Couple ...
Shared By: Paul Decker on May 23, 2004
Summary: On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage. The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no ’I’ in the word ‘marriage.’” The wife said, "For my part, I ha...
Category: Humor
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Love Is The Key. Joy Is Love Singing. Peace Is ...
Shared By: Richard McNair on Nov 4, 2004
Summary: Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Long-suffering is love enduring. Kindness is love’s touch. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love holding...
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John & Margie Cooper Were Married In 1941. They ...
Shared By: Timothy Smith on Feb 22, 2005
Summary: John & Margie Cooper were married in 1941. They settled down on a farm with high hopes of becoming the nation’s largest onion growers. But 4 years later after Margie had given birth to 2 children, she fell victim to polio and spent the majority of h...
Category: Stories
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: Christian Church
Scripture: none
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Facts About Marital Distress and Divorce
Shared By: Michael McCartney on Mar 18, 2005
Summary: 3. Facts About Marital Distress and Divorce Scott M. Stanley & Howard J. Markman University of Denver and PREP, Inc. a. Younger people in the U.S. who are marrying for the first time face roughly a 40-50% chance of divorcing in their lifetime un...
Category: Quotes
Scripture: none
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British Children's Answers To Church School ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Dec 12, 2005
Summary: British Children’s Answers To Church School Questions: Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark. The fifth commandment is Humor thy father and mother. Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day, and a ball of fire at night. When Mary heard she was to...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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A Man Went On Vacation To The Holy Land With His ...
Shared By: Jim Kilson on Apr 20, 2006
Summary: A man went on vacation to the Holy Land with his wife and her mother. While in Israel, the mother-in-law died from a heart attack. The couple went to a local undertaker, who explained that they could either ship the body home which would cost more t...
Category: Humor
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Attending A Wedding For The First Time, A Little ...
Shared By: Ed Vasicek on Jul 24, 2006
Summary: Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?" ? "Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life." The child thought abou...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Scripture: Genesis 2:18-24
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Jake Was 92, And Jessie Was 89 When They Found ...
Shared By: Stewart Holloway on Nov 14, 2006
Summary: Jake was 92, and Jessie was 89 when they found each other and decided to get married. They were so excited. One day they were strolling along discussing their wedding plans, and on the way, they passed a drug store. Jake said, “Let’s go in here,”...
Category: Humor
based on 12 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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During The 1960s, Psychologist Walter Mischel ...
Shared By: Grant van Boeschoten on Jun 13, 2007
Summary: During the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel conducted what became known as "the marshmallow test" with four-year-olds in the preschool at Stanford University. The object of the exercise was to assess each preschooler’s ability to delay gratificati...
Category: Stories
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I Like The Story Of A Couple Celebrating Their ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: I like the story of a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary. She offered her secret to long and happy marriage: "On my wedding day, I decided to make a list of ten of my husband’s faults which, for the sake of our marriage, I would overlook." ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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On A Certain Isolated Pacific Island, When A ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jun 18, 2007
Summary: On a certain isolated Pacific island, when a young man proposed marriage, it was customary to announce it to the entire village. Then he and the whole community would go to the young woman’s home. Her father would come outside and then – in front of...
Category: Stories
based on 37 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: John 3:16
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Another Two Elderly People Living In Trailer ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Aug 7, 2007
Summary: Another two elderly people living in Trailer Estates, he was a widower and she a widow, had known each other for a number of years. One evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. The two were at the same table, across from o...
Category: Humor
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Some Fun Hearing What Kids Think About Husbands ...
Shared By: D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
Summary: Some fun hearing what kids think about husbands and wives. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? Alan, age 10—You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the c...
Category: Humor
based on 9 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Scripture: none