Thought Provokers

marriage divorce

These thought provokers may help you meditate on the text of the Gospel for Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015:  Mark 10:2-16. This is about marriage and divorce, the message preached that Sunday was titled “Marriage Est of Eden”. The audio of the message will be posted here tomorrow. A very challenging topic!

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Marriage is a job.
Happiness or unhappiness has nothing to do with it.
There never was a marriage that could not be made a success,
nor a marriage that could not have ended in bitterness and failure.

Kathleen Norris
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Dear Abby:
I am forty-four, and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits.
Rose

Dear Rose:
So would I.
Abby
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Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning handsprings,
or eating with chopsticks.
It looks so easy till you try it.

Helen Rowland
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When asked about going to bars to meet men,
Ann Landers offered this advice.
She said, “If you want to catch trout,
don’t fish in a herring barrel.”
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It is difficult to see on what ground failure in marriage
should be treated as if it was the one failure
for which the penitent cannot be forgiven.

Sydney Cave
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Several years ago, Evelyn Lehrer and Carmel Chiswick of the University of Illinois ran a study of the marriages of three thousand women. Among other things, they were interested in learning if religious faith had any bearing on divorce rates. Their findings:

– In marriages between men and women of similar Protestant denominations, 20 percent ended in divorce within five years.

– In marriages between two Catholics, 20 percent ended in divorce within five years.

– In marriages between men and women of different faiths, more than 40 percent ended in divorce within five years.

– An interesting finding: In a marriage between a fundamentalist Protestant and a liberal Protestant, more than 40 percent ended in divorce within five years.
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There would be fewer divorces
if men paid as much attention to their wives
as they do to their cars, boats, dogs, and computers.

Author unknown
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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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