Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 14, 2009
CHURCH IS GOOD FOR MARRIAGE
Married couples who attend church services frequently are happier and more likely to succeed in their marriages than those who don’t attend church often or not at all, finds a Univ. of Virginia study. 70% of husbands who attend church regularly are “very happy” in
Contributed by Tim Harlow on May 13, 2009
Dr. Neil Warren - (the e-Harmony guy) said, "My years as a psychologist have slowly taught me a difficult-to-believe fact. The amount of conflict in a marriage only determines the speed at which the marriage is moving towards greatness or destruction. If you want to sit still in your marriage, rule
Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 5, 2009
THE WRONG ONE
A conscientious wife tried hard to please her critical husband, but failed regularly. Jack was especially disagreeable at breakfast. If Jill prepared scrambled eggs, he wanted poached; if she poached eggs, he wanted scrambled. One morning Jill poached one egg and scrambled the
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Aug 6, 2009
"TAKE ONE OF US HOME"
I heard about the couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. When the festivities were over, the woman turned to her husband and said, "We’ve been miserable for 50 years. We’ve fought every day. We’ve disagreed on nearly everything, and I am convinced that we
Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jan 15, 2010
As a matter of fact it’s not always easy to even treat lovingly those in our own family. It can be challenging. It can be tough. I’ll give you an example. You may not know this but my wife treats me like a little child. She does. It’s embarrassing and I just can’t get her to see me as an
Contributed by Brian Buriff on Feb 2, 2010
Zig Zigler: If you feel you married the wrong person - treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 29, 2010
William Doherty on How Marriages End Up Down River
William Doherty begins his book Take Back Your Marriage with a powerfully true illustration. His office is located in St. Paul, Minnesota, not far from the farthest point north on the Mississippi River. He describes the river’s powerful but silent
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Ed Vasicek on Aug 29, 2010
Married for many years, Paul had been ignored by his wife, Liz, for some days, so eventually he confronted her with what he perceived as the problem.
'Come on Liz, admit it,' he ranted, 'You only married me because my granddad left me $6 million, didn't you?'
'You really are silly, Paul,'
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010
A MODEL HUSBAND
A husband came down to breakfast and was delighted to hear his wife say, "Darling you are a model husband."
Now he was so flattered by the remark that later on that day he decided to look up the meaning of the word in his Oxford dictionary. He
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 25, 2011
THE IMPACT OF PUT-DOWNS ON A MARRIAGE
In order to uncover the processes that destroy unions, marital researchers study couples over the course of years, and even decades, and retrace the star-crossed steps of those who have split up back to their wedding day. What they are discovering is
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 9, 2012
THE RING AND THE CARROT
"A Swedish woman who lost her wedding ring 16 years ago was flabbergasted when she found it again, around a carrot growing in her garden, media reported Saturday. Lena Paahlsson had taken off the white gold ring before a Christmas baking session with her daughters in
THE 5 BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT THREATEN RELATIONSHIPS
Dr. Edward Hallowell and his wife, Sue, authors of Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Distraction, teach you how to spot hidden distractions in your relationship and reveal the mistakes you
Contributed by Sermon Central 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
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 8, 2012
A woman went to the police station to report her husband as missing. She described him as "29 years old, six foot three, athletic, and handsome." The sergeant shook his head. "Wait a minute, lady. I know your husband. He’s 50, short, and overweight."
The woman said,
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2012
The Houston Chronicle, Sept. 25, 1995 records the following quote.
As a man sat contemplating the impending expenses of Christmas, his wife burst through the door with an armload of packages. She gleefully remarked, "You told me to stay away from all of those sales so
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 9, 2012
A distraught man brought his wife to see the pastor. The woman was listless and unresponsive. After about thirty minutes of futile attempts to counsel them, the pastor walked over to the woman, pulled her from the chair, wrapped his arms around her and gave her a passionate
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 6, 2012
TEN DOLLARS IS TEN DOLLARS
A man named Stumpy and his wife Martha went to the state fair every year and every year when Stumpy saw the antique bi-plane he would say, "Martha, I'd like to ride in that airplane."
Martha always replied, "I know Stumpy, but that airplane ride costs 10 dollars,
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Aug 28, 2012
MARRIAGE TAKES HARD WORK
Good marriages are designed in heaven, but they are made on earth. And it takes hard work.
It reminds me of the pastor of a big city church who ran an ad for a caretaker/housekeeper. The next day, a well-dressed young man appeared at the pastor's door. But before he
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 9, 2013
JUST LIKE MARRIAGE
My 7-year-old daughter wanted to take violin lessons, so I took her to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping she would understand the importance of practicing, I explained that violin lessons were expensive so she would have to work hard.
"There may be times when