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 or tells you how lucky you are to have a husband who remembers Mother’s Day--when his gift is a smoke alarm.
4) Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
5) Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Teresa. Fame is Madonna.
6) Never be in a hurry to terminate a marriage. Remember, you may need this man-woman someday to finish a sentence.
Continue reading this sermon illustration (Free with PRO)
Related Text Illustrations
Contributed by Gene Barron on Feb 2, 2001
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 candle. When they put their small candles back ...read more
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2001
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 to which it is applied. You can remove the tape and ...read more
Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 16, 2001
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: "Dear Nancy: I been a-gittin yore naggin letters all ...read more
Contributed by Thomas Monroe on Feb 18, 2002
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 west (38%), and leading the Midwest (32%) and ...read more
Contributed by John Williams Iii on Feb 26, 2002
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. "Like the wedding ring, baptism draws a mark on ...read more