Contributed by John Telgren on Feb 11, 2017
I put my son to bed, and went through the routine. "I love you, I love mommy, I love your brothers, etc." Then he stopped, looked up at me, and asked, "What about my Teddy, don't you love my Teddy?" I looked over at a tattered, dingy, stuffed animal that was on it's last leg quite literally. I
MARRIAGE IS LIKE A.......
Here is what I always include in all of my pre-marital counseling!
Marriage is like a MIDNIGHT PHONE CALL.
First, you get a
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 Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2012
I recently heard a preacher speaking of his efforts to counsel a man who was having marital trouble. He said to the man, "The Bible says husbands love your wives."
"But I do not love her anymore," he replied.
"Then love her as your sister in the Lord."
"But I don't think she
THE MARK OF JESUS
When I was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Levelland, there was a man in our church, the owner of a local business and a highly intentional Christian. The apostle Paul once said of himself that he bore "on [his] body the marks of Jesus" (Gal. 6:17). Well, this man
MARRIAGE SUSTAINS LOVE
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Lutheran pastor, sent to prison in Hitler’s Germany and later martyred for his faith. In 1943, while in his cell, we wrote a wedding sermon that he was never permitted to deliver. In that sermon, he said, "It is not
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 Sermoncentral on Mar 21, 2011
HUSBANDS LIKE ME
Larry Moyer tells the story of a woman who woke her husband in the middle of the night, and said, "Henry, wake up. I just had this terrible nightmare. I dreamed I was at an auction for husbands. One husband brought $10,000 and others sold for sums in the millions."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2010
Woodpeckers Grounding the Shuttle Discovery Likened to Problems in Marriage
The space shuttle Discovery was grounded recently--not by technical difficulties or lack of government funding, but by woodpeckers. Yellow-shafted flicker woodpeckers found the insulating foam on the shuttle’s external
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 22, 2009
Family--The Bottom Line of Life
Chuck Swindoll said of the family, "Whatever else may be said about the home, it is the bottom line of life, the anvil upon which attitudes and convictions are hammered out. It is the place where life’s bills come due, the single most influential force in our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 12, 2009
MARRIAGE AND GUNS: PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
Charlie Shedd wrote his son a series of letters to give some practical advice about marriage. They were published in a book called Letters to Phillip. Here is one of the most moving chapters:
Dear Phil, I used to hunt ducks with a man who had a
Contributed by Paul Decker on May 23, 2004
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.’”
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 2, 2004
THE LOVE OF MY LIFE
Rick Warren’s wife Kay has cancer. [He wrote "The Purpose Driven Life] Rick sends out a letter every week through his web site, and this is what a recent one said:
“So many of you have asked about Kay’s progress in her treatment for cancer, so we wanted to give you an
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 7, 2003
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 said the words; I gave the pledge; I gave a ring;
Contributed by Michael Semon on Nov 1, 2002
A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"
She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."
"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 3, 2002
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 for advice. "Father," he said, "I am deeply
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 21, 2001
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 enclosed. And every day he repeated that