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James Wilson avatar
Christians Do Get Divorced. Some For Biblical ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: Christians do get divorced. Some for Biblical reasons. According to researcher George Barna, the ratio of Christians who have been divorced is higher than the percentage of non-Christians. In his sample of almost 4000 adults, Christians led non-Chri...
Category: Statistics
based on 118 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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For Many, Marriage Vows Are Unimportant. A Study ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: For many, marriage vows are unimportant. A study cited in a recent edition of Time Magazine indicates that cohabitation before marriage is on the rise, up from 10% in 1960 to 50% 1998.
Category: Statistics
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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God’s Design Is For A Man And Woman To ...
Shared By: James Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
Summary: God’s design is for a man and woman to enter into a permanent, intimate relationship with one another. A relationship like Eddie and Mary enjoy. Let me read you a letter that Eddie wrote to Ann Landers: Dear Ann Landers: On Aug. 14, 1...
Category: Quotes
based on 113 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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One Of The Most Memorable Books I Have Ever Read ...
Shared By: Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
Summary: One of the most memorable books I have ever read is A Severe Mercy. This is the story of Sheldon Vanauken and his wife Davy, who happened to be friends of C. S. Lewis. This couple was deeply in love and they sought to build the ideal marriage. They ...
Category: Stories
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Listen To The Words Of A Minister Who Ended Up ...
Shared By: Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Summary: Listen to the words of a Minister who ended up with a ruined marriage and a ruined ministry after a one night stand "adultery isn’t something that happens with the act -- it happens months beforehand. It’s an attitude. You disconnect yourself from t...
Category: Quotes
based on 105 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Something Is Radically Wrong With Homes Today. ...
Shared By: Gene Barron on Feb 2, 2001
Summary: Something is radically wrong with homes today. The family is under fire and home life is disintegrating. Year by year the stress put on marriages grows greater. In 1870 there was one divorce for every 34 marriages. By 1900 it was one in five, an...
Category: Statistics
based on 146 ratings
Scripture: none
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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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Jack Benny Was Rather Shy When He Was Young. One ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 21, 2001
Summary: Jack Benny was rather shy when he was young. One day at work he saw a young lady that greatly attracted his attention. But he was too shy to speak to her. So he went to the florist & ordered one red rose to be sent to her without any card enclose...
Category: Stories
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One Day A Young Man Was Looking Through The ...
Shared By: Gregory Dawson on Feb 25, 2001
Summary: One day a young man was looking through the classifies in search of a used car when he came upon an ad for a brand new Jaguar being sold for only $50. Surely he thought this was typo, but calling the number listed he was assured that $50 was correct...
Category: Humor
based on 244 ratings
Denomination: Congregational
Scripture: none
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Do You Remember The Story About Tony Toto, Of ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Feb 26, 2001
Summary: Do you remember the story about Tony Toto, of Allentown, PA.? He operated a pizza parlor there. Tony Toto survived at least 5 attempts on his life, all arranged for or carried out by his dear wife, Frances, & her lover. Twice she arranged for...
Category: Stories
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A Wall or Bridge
Shared By: Tony Miano on Dec 11, 2000
Summary: A Wall Or Bridge They say a wife and husband, bit by bit, Can rear between themselves a mighty wall, So thick they cannot speak with ease through it, Nor can they see across it, it stands so tall. Its nearness frightens them, but each alone Is...
Category: Quotes
based on 99 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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Dr. John Trent Tells The Story Of A Couple In ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Mar 13, 2001
Summary: Dr. John Trent tells the story of a couple in West Texas. The wife, Betty, was very athletic, & had been a cheerleader & very popular in high school. Now she is 55 & has come to Dr. Trent for medical help. She hurts a lot & her joints are beginni...
Category: Stories
based on 102 ratings
Scripture: none
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There’s A New "reality" Tv Show On Fox ...
Shared By: Tim Olson on Mar 14, 2001
Summary: There’s a new "reality" TV show on Fox Network called "Temptation Island" that is the subject of discussion these days. Many people are very upset about it and various groups are fighting against it. Temptation Island is a short-order unsc...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 191 ratings
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Maybe You Heard About The Guy Who Fell In Love ...
Shared By: Joel Pankow on May 10, 2001
Summary: Maybe you heard about the guy who fell in love with an opera singer. He hardly knew her, since his only view of the singer was through binoculars - from the third balcony. He was convinced he could live “happily ever after” married to ...
Category: Humor
based on 274 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Scripture: Romans 12:9
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While Waiting To Pick Up A Friend At The Airport ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on May 15, 2001
Summary: While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about. This one occurred a mere 2 feet away from me. Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning thr...
Category: Stories
based on 192 ratings
Scripture: none
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Gary Thomas Commented, "i Don’t Believe ...
Shared By: Jim Luthy on May 17, 2001
Summary: Gary Thomas commented, "I don’t believe couples fall out of love—they fall out of repentance." ("Putting Yourself Last" Marriage Partnership, Winter 1999).
Category: Quotes
based on 72 ratings
Scripture: none
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Marriage Is A Team Sport. Think Of A Basketball ...
Shared By: Rob Clifton on May 23, 2001
Summary: Marriage is a team sport. Think of a basketball team: The coach must spend hours scouting, preparing offensive and defensive strategies, finding out the strengths and weaknesses of his own players, and making a game plan in order to take his player...
Category: Stories
based on 114 ratings
Scripture: none
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In The Musical “fiddler On The Roof,” ...
Shared By: Mary Lewis on May 29, 2001
Summary: In the musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye, a man devoted to tradition, finds his thinking challenged when his oldest daughter wants to marry for love, instead of having her marriage arranged by her parents. It had never occurred to him...
Category: Movies / Videos
based on 129 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Dearest Jimmy, No Words Could Ever Express The ...
Shared By: R. Darrel Davis on Feb 10, 2001
Summary: "Dearest Jimmy, No words could ever express the great unhappiness I’ve felt since breaking our engagement. Please say you’ll take me back. No one could ever take your place in my heart, so please forgive me. I love you, I love you, I lov...
Category: Humor
based on 286 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Amy Alt Is Well Aware Of These Studies, And They ...
Shared By: Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
Summary: Amy Alt is well aware of these studies, and they frighten her. Amy was featured in the Los Angeles Times article from 1996 where I found the other statistics I’ve used today. Her husband, Steve, decided he was unhappy and didn’t wan...
Category: Quotes
based on 85 ratings
Scripture: none
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I Remember Standing Before The Congregation At ...
Shared By: Brad Beaman on Jun 24, 2001
Summary: I remember standing before the congregation at Inverness Scotland. I announced the subject of my sermon. Today I will be preaching on marriage. I could see smiles and hear laughter coming from the congregation. I do not like to be laughed at, but ...
Category: Humor
based on 83 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Even Husbands Must Sometimes Be Faithful When An ...
Shared By: Brad Beaman on Jun 24, 2001
Summary: Even husbands must sometimes be faithful when an unbelieving spouse makes the marriage difficult. My friend Devaprakash became a believer, from a Hindu background. His wife told him at the time she would never believe in Jesus Christ. It was ten yea...
Category: Stories
based on 83 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Love Is A Dream. Marriage Is The Alarm ...
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jul 7, 2001
Summary: Love is a dream. Marriage is the alarm clock!
Category: Humor
based on 126 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: none
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According To A Recent Gallup Poll, 73% Of ...
Shared By: James Kelley on Jul 24, 2001
Summary: According to a recent Gallup poll, 73% of Americans, under age 45, believe that life spent with the same partner is both unusual and unnecessary.
Category: Statistics
based on 134 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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How Many Women Can a Man Marry?
Shared By: Byron Sherman on Aug 17, 2001
Summary: A little boy was attending his first wedding. After the service his cousin asked him, "How many women can a man marry?" "Sixteen(16)", was his prompt reply. "How do u know that?" asked the cousin. "Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to ...
Category: Humor
based on 63 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: none
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Dave Stone Co-pastors A Very Large Church In ...
Shared By: Michael Cassara on Sep 8, 2001
Summary: Dave Stone co-pastors a very large church in Louisville, KY. On his desk he keeps a picture of his family, a picture of the church facility and a newspaper article of a well known pastor who had an affair. He keeps all this on his desk to remind him...
Category: Stories
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I Heard Of A Couple Who, As They Were Paying For ...
Shared By: James H. Cook, Jr. on Oct 13, 2001
Summary: I heard of a couple who, as they were paying for groceries in the check-out line, were discussing their soon to be 50th wedding anniversary, when the young cashier interjected by saying, "I can’t imagine being married to same man for 5o years!" ...
Category: Stories
based on 115 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
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I Heard A Definition Of The Contrast ...
Shared By: MELVIN NEWLAND on Nov 14, 2001
Summary: ILL. I heard a definition of the contrast between infatuation & love. It says, "Infatuation is when you think your husband is as handsome as Tom Cruse, as amusing as Rodney Daingerfield, as intellectual as Albert Einstein, as devout as Billy Graha...
Category: Stories
based on 29 ratings
Scripture: none
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Let Me Share A Few Things With You Regarding ...
Shared By: Brian La Croix on Dec 2, 2001
Summary: Let me share a few things with you regarding temptation: The first comes from that great theological work, Reader’s Digest, and is written by a husband: While my wife and I were shopping at a mall kiosk, a shapely young woman in a short,...
Category: Humor
based on 20 ratings
Denomination: Wesleyan
Scripture: none
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Divorced Life Is Not Being There When Your Little ...
Shared By: SermonCentral on Dec 16, 2001
Summary: Divorced life is not being there when your little girl is crying from a bad dream and wants her daddy but you’re not there because that night was not your parenting night. (And you won’t even know she had a bad dream because no one will tell yo...
Category: Quotes
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: none