Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 14, 2008
Ivan the Great was the tsar of Russia during the Fifteenth Century. He brought together the warring tribes into one vast empire. As a fighting man he was courageous. As a general he was brilliant. He drove out the enemies and established peace across the nation.
Ivan was so busy waging his
Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 8, 2004
Martin Luther said, I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s
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 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 Kenneth Squires on Dec 26, 2002
As the medical field will tell you, divorce has traumatic impact on health.
Children of divorce are 25-30% percent more vulnerable to becoming ill.
Children of divorce live shorter lives.
Choosing Wisely. Before You
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 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
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Dec 7, 2001
U.S. Divorce Statistics
(1997 except where noted)
Total divorces granted: 1,163,000
Rate per 1,000 population (1999): (excluding CA, CO, IN and LA) 4.1
State with the lowest divorce rate: Massachusetts. Rate per 1,000 population: 2.4
State with the higest divorce rate: Nevada. Rate
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