Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 4, 2009
MATTHEW HENRY ONCE SAID, “THE WOMAN WAS NOT MADE OUT OF HIS HEAD TO RULE OVER HIM, NOR OUT OF HIS FEET TO BE TRAMPLED UPON BY HIM, BUT OUT OF HIS SIDE TO BE EQUAL WITH HIM, UNDER
Contributed by Randy Croft on Dec 21, 2009
Newspaper columnist and counselor George Crane tells of a wife who came into his office full of hatred toward her husband. "I not only want to get rid of him, I want to get even. Before I divorce him, I want to hurt him as much as he has me." Dr. Crane thought about that for a couple of moments and
Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Jan 17, 2010
C. F. W. Walther in a sermon on this text called the marriage of a Christian a most splendid school of faith, love, humility, patience, gentleness and all Christian virtue. (/Amerikanisch-Lutherische
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 11, 2010
We were standing in line to go into Church. It was a long line and we had to wait for some time for the doors to be opened. Although the auditorium seated 1,500 people, some people would have to come to the next service or sit in a "bad seat". You had to get to Church early to get a "good seat" (3
Contributed by David Ward on Apr 1, 2010
University of Louisville psychologist Michael Cunningham recently did an extensive study of the most common complaints men and women have about each other. Here is what he discovered:
1. The most common complaints men have re: women include:
a. the silent treatment
b. bringing up past
The Catechism teaches that “Sacred Scripture begins with the creation of man and woman in the image and likeness of God and concludes with a vision of ‘the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” (1602) “God Himself is the author of marriage. . .The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
Quote: "Marriage is not so much finding the right person as it is being the
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2010
THEY DIDN'T LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER
For the first time in her life, four year-old Suzie had just been told the story of "Snow White." She could hardly wait to get home from nursery school to tell her mommy.
With wide-eyed excitement, she retold the fairy tale to her mother that afternoon.
A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN
An elderly Italian man lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite Italian sprinkle cookies wafting up the stairs.
Gathering his remaining strength, he lifted himself from the bed. Leaning
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 Matthew Kratz on Jul 8, 2007
Illustration: Reverse Reasoning
Often when couples meet for premarital counselling, they are entranced in a rosy fog of optimism. Blinded to the shortcomings, each sees only the other’s good points. But as the excitement of the new marriage wears off, they often drift to the opposite extreme and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 8, 2005
A recent survey on marital violence reports that approximately one in every seven American couples has used some form of physical abuse during an argument within the past year.
Contributed by Lee Johnson on Dec 9, 2005
Have you read the book, Blink? In this book Malcolm Gladwell shows us how we have this innate power to come to quality revelations or conclusions in the blink of an eye. It’s called the “theory of thin slicing.” As if you could cut a pie with a thickness of one millimeter, and you could predict
Contributed by Michael Dascoli on Dec 14, 2005
An extremely proud young man walked into a restaurant looking for his friend. Immediately he noticed two beautiful young ladies near the door who appeared to be checking him out. Just then they both looked at each other and at the same time said, “NINE”! and began to giggle.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 15, 2005
Married couples have nothing more to say to each other after 8 years, according to a study. Professor Hans Jurgens asked 5000 German husbands and wives how often they talked to each other. After 2 years of marriage, most of them managed two or three minutes of chat over breakfast, more than 20
Some folk have some starnge ideas about marraigeTake Elizabeth Taylor – who after seven marriages and five divorces - said this:
“I think it’s fairly obvious why I was married. As strange as it may sound, I am a very moral woman. I was taught by my parents that if you fall in love, if you want
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2005
In Charles Swindoll’s new book, The Quest for Character (Multnomah), “sociologist and historian Carle Zimmerman, in his 1947 book Family and Civilization, recorded his keen observations as he compared the disintegration of various cultures with the parallel decline of family life in those cultures.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 5, 2006
Marriage is Making a Comeback: According to the National Review, the health U.S. marriages is improving. Data from the National Center for health Statistics and the Census Bureau gives some hopeful signs: while the marriage rate is declining, so is the divorce rate, from 22.6 divorces per 1,000
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
Longer Engagements Bride’s magazine finds the average length of engagements rising sharply during this decade, from 11 months in ’90 to 13 months now. The study reports 27% of weddings are paid for by the couple, with the bride’s father picking the whole tab only 19% of the time. The tab is
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
In ’70, unmarried people represented 28% of the adult population in the U.S. In ’96 40% of all adults are unmarried. Causes are postponement of first marriage (average age is now 27.1 for men and 24.8 for women), higher levels of divorce (10% of the population has been divorced and not remarried)