Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
A study published in the 6/08 Journal of Marriage and Family found that strong faith in God by itself won’t protect against marital infidelity. But a study by Fuller Seminary researchers David Atkins and Deborah Kessel found that regular church attendance does make a difference.
A story from Warsaw, Ohio, is catching some attention today (August 13, 2014). It seems the dancers at Foxhole nightclub decided to picket a church that had been hassling them for years. Apparently the members and pastor of New Beginnings Ministries felt called by God to try to rid their community
Contributed by Brian Bolton on Nov 14, 2005
Children & Marriage
“No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.”
Kirsten, age 10
“You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like
A Marriage Confession
I have a confession to make this morning. I am really not sure how to say this to you. I am embarrassed, ashamed, and really fearful of what you might think of me once you know the truth. I must confess to you this morning that my wife, Ronda, and I have irreconcilable
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jan 30, 2009
Marriage and Creation
Your life started as the joining of two cells, One from your mother and one from your father. That cell from your dad made in an incredible journey as one of thousands. Each cell carries 23 chromosomes. When the cell from your dad and the cell from your mom met, they
Contributed by Tim Harlow on May 13, 2009
MARRIAGE: SLEEPING ON THE HIDE-A-BED
Doug and Sylvia Whitt were on their honeymoon, and it was late, after the wedding and all this stuff and they went into the room. It was this beautiful room, and it had all the amenities. They realized there was no bed there. They were like "this is kind of
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
QUOTES ON MARRIAGE
Quote one cynic said:
"Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence."
Quote Jane Austin:
"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance."
Quote Mae West:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 6, 2011
THE PURPOSE OF MARRIAGE
God is the Helper of His people! Does that mean He is inferior to them? Does that mean He is second-rate? No way! He is the Sovereign Creator of the Universe. He is in no way inferior to His creation.
So it is with women. Even though God made her to help her man, she
Contributed by Michael Dean on Jan 26, 2013
"Differentiated roles were corrupted, not created,
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 17, 2002
MARRIAGE: A DEFINITION
Marriage is when you agree to spend the rest of your life sleeping in a room that’s too warm, beside
Contributed by Rick Davis on Jun 11, 2003
1. Marriage made in Heaven — So is thunder in lightening!!
2. Love is a dream — Marriage is an alarm clock
3. A honeymoon is a Short Pause - between - I Do and You Better
4. Lady went to get a divorce—
Lawyer: “Do you have ground?”
Lady: “About 2
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 15, 2007
While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication,
Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor,
"It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes."
He addressed the man,
"Can you name your wife’s favorite
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
U.S. Census estimates show that for the first time, unmarried adults represented more than half of American households. 73% of men and 62% of women in their 20s in '06 said they had never been married, according to Census data. Just 23.5% of men and 31.5% of women ages 20-29 were
If you were asked to name three areas where you and your spouse disagree, you'd likely be able to do it without thinking very hard. Might even be able to produce a top 10 list if given a few more minutes. And sadly, unless someone at your house starts doing some giving in, the same issues are going
We all know and love the Beatitudes for what they mean to our own personal lives, but recently I sensed the Lord leading me to write down how these guidelines for Kingdom citizens affected the lives of married couples. The results were received very powerfully by our amazing church family:
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 15, 2008
IS MARRIAGE NECESSARY?
44% of Americans ages 20 to 69 believe marriage is not necessary in order to have a committed, fulfilling, life-long relationship, reports a Zogby/AOL poll. Marriage Savers' president Mike McManus finds the number shocking. He says, "People who are married live longer,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Story: A young courting couple approached the gates of Paradise and knocked on the door.
St Peter appeared and beckoned them in.
As the young man approached St Peter he said:
“Before we come in can we ask: Can you get married in paradise?”
St Peter replied. “I don’t know off
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 4, 2011
THE CASE FOR MARRIAGE
Not only do most first marriages survive, the majority are also happy: "Among the nearly twenty thousand married men and women questioned over the last several decades as part of the General Social Survey, 66 percent of the husbands and 62 percent of the wives give their
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"In a successful marriage, there is no such thing as ones way. There is only the way of both, only the bumpy,
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