Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 5, 2001
1. The 1990 Kinsey Report states that around 50% of all married
people will commit adultery during their lifetime.
a. The number is usually about 5% higher among men.
b. Women are less likely to commit adultery but not by much.
2. Some other studies propose even higher
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
Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Nov 10, 2001
A man and his wife were shopping at a mall and a shapely young woman in a short, form-fitting dress strolled by. The man’s eyes followed her. Without looking up from the item she was
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 19, 2002
A preacher once wrote about an incident in his life: “I’d received a notice from my 13 year old son’s school announcing a meeting to preview the new course in sexuality. Parents could examine the curriculum and take part in an actual lesson presented exactly as it would be given to the students.
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 14, 2002
Annie Dillard, in her book The Writing Life, tells of an experiment that was done with butterflies. The experiment involved placing a male butterfly with a female butterfly of his own species. Then they placed a painted cardboard butterfly alongside them. The cardboard butterfly was bigger than
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Sep 11, 2004
I read an account of a man named James Matlock. (He has nothing to do with the old Matlock TV series starring Andy Griffith!) James Matlock was a Puritan who lived in New England in the 17th century. Apparently he was placed under church discipline. And the reason was because he wasn’t having
Markman, Stanley and Blumberg in their book “Fighting for Your Marriage” stated, “There is at least one constant in our ever-changing world: regardless of gender, culture, socioeconomic status, skin color, and language, nearly everyone
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Teens are facing an intimacy crisis that could haunt them in future relationships. Casual teen attitudes toward sex — particularly oral sex — reflect their confusion about what is normal behavior. “When teens fool around before they’re ready or have a very casual attitude toward sex, they proceed
Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
In 2007, The Pew Research Center did a follow up survey to one done in 1990 regarding what makes a marriage work and here is what they found:
In 1990 95% of those surveyed said that faithfulness was the most important ingredient in making a marriage work. In 2007 that dropped slightly with 93%
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 10, 2010
WHY CIRCUMCISION? Why not a tattoo on the arm or something similar? Circumcision was a hidden sign. It seems to me it has something to do with the promise of Abraham having many descendants, being fruitful and multiplying. The sign reaffirms God's promise right at the very place where the sexual
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 28, 2011
There’s an old story about Dr. Benjamin Warfield. He was a theology professor at Princeton Seminary. While he was still at the height of his academic powers, his wife got sick. And she became an invalid. He took care of her for ten years. During that ten year period, he
Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 28, 2011
A number of years ago, the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, MO made public 1,300 letters that the late President wrote to his wife, Bess, over the course of a half-century. Mr. Truman had a lifelong rule of writing to his wife every day they were apart. He followed
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
A JEALOUS WIFE
A man worked in an office with several attractive ladies. His wife, constantly jealous, had a list of questions ready every day. Then she would examine his coat. If she found a blond hair she would accuse, "You’re having an affair with a blond woman." If she found a red hair,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 16, 2012
A SURPRISE ENDING FOR A COUPLE WHO MET ON-LINE
A couple from Zenica, Central Bosnia, are divorcing after accusing each other of being unfaithful following an online affair. “They met online, where he called himself “Prince of Joy,” and she called herself “Sweetie.” Their real names were Sana and
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 27, 2005
Nobody is exempt. David, a man after God’s own heart, succumbed to temptation after reveling in his success.
Build the right hedges of protection around you. (Refer to excerpt from "Hedges" by Jerry Jenkins)
"One of the major causes of marital breakups in the Christian community is the lack of