Contributed by Paul Decker on May 19, 2004
Soon after Paul and Marilyn were married, Paul stopped wearing his wedding band.
"Why don’t you ever wear your ring?" Marilyn asked.
"It cuts off my circulation,"
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 22, 2004
Carol’s husband Jim was killed in an accident. Jim, age 52, was driving home from work. A teenager with a very high blood-alcohol hit him. Jim died instantly, while the teenager was treated and released! It was Carol’s 50th birthday and Jim had two plane tickets to Hawaii. He was going to surprise
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 2, 2004
A man wrote: "Dear Abby, I am in love and I am having an affair with two different women other than my wife. I love my wife but I love these other women too. Please tell me what to do, but don’t give me any that morality stuff." Signed: Too much love for only one.” In this case Abby’s answer was
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 11, 2004
Movie clip from "Just Married" (Used as an introduction to "dealing with Divorce Part 1")
Tommy and Sarah have returned to the States after an amazingly bad honeymoon in Europe. Even though they were just married, they have separated. Tommy is sitting on the couch at his Dad’s
Contributed by Doug Lyon on Sep 15, 2004
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, last year—in 2003—there were 2,187,000 couples that got married in the United States. And the Center reports that there were 1 million couples that divorced last year in
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 22, 2004
Again we must know what God is saying to us about a particular situation, and we must not assume we know what He is going to say. Jesus allowed divorce for unfaithfulness (Matthew 19:9), but he does not demand it. If trust can be reestablished, 70% of marriages can survive one affair. There are
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 22, 2004
Let me give you a few examples of boundaries. Dr. James Dobson, in his book Love Must Be Tough, tells of a woman who allows her husband to move his lover into their home, and she thinks she is trying to hold her marriage together. However, in reality she has failed to put a boundary around her
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 18, 2004
One of the worst things we can do is have an unrealistic expectation that life will be without trouble. Several years ago I had a young couple in my office who wanted me to perform their wedding. I told them to do so, would require them to complete our pre-marital counseling. The girl looked at me
Contributed by Jim Kane on Nov 7, 2004
In their book, The Second Half of Marriage, David and Claudia Arp write, “marriage is a journey, not a destination – and no one ever arrives.” Often we hear a
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 13, 2005
Even mature, talented, Christian couples can find themselves dealing with conflicts of varying degrees. We know that the great British preacher John Wesley and his wife Mary did not get along. Wesley and Mary Vazeille, a well-to-do widow and mother of four children, were married in 1751. By 1758
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 27, 2005
Be creative in your marriage.
Refer to the letter Sullivan Ballou wrote to his wife on july 14, 1861, one week before he died in the first battle of Bull Run:
"It is my prayer that I shall return to my loved ones unharmed. If I do not, my dear Sarah, never forget how much I loved you nor that
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 5, 2005
Six Stages of a Married Cold
First year: "Sugar Dumplin, I'm really worried about my baby girl. You've got a bad sniffle and there's no telling about these things with all this stuff that's going around. I'm putting you in the hospital this afternoon for a general checkup and a good rest. I
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Feb 22, 2005
Listen to the expectations of a wife in the mid-50’s. This is entitled: “How to be a Good Wife” and was purportedly taken from a high school economics text book in 1954.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal, on time. Prepare Yourself. Take 15 minutes
Contributed by W F on Jun 12, 2005
"My wife made me join a bridge club. I jump off next week."
Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 23, 2005
Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz in their book God is in the Small Stuff for Your Marriage, say, “At the wedding you say, “I do.”
Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Oct 21, 2005
I suppose it’s obvious, but once an aircraft has been built and tested and then used in active service, there is no way that it can then be left unchecked and uncared for. Sometimes it might be something small which needs fixing or changing. It might be something so small that it could almost seem
Contributed by Lin Smalec on Nov 18, 2005
A couple had been fighting over the purchase of a new car for weeks. He wanted a new truck. She wanted a fast sports car. The discussion was getting very heated when finally the wife stated, "Look, I want something that goes from 0 to 180 in four seconds or less, and that’s all there is to it!
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2005
A single man has not nearly the value he would have in a state of union. He is an incomplete animal. He resembles the odd
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2005
Joseph Choate, one-time U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, when asked who he would like to be if he could come back to earth again after he died, replied without an instant’s hesitation: “Mrs. Choate’s second