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A husband and wife, together with their young son, were invited to a neighbor’s wedding. For the little boy, it was the first opportunity to attend such an affair. As the family entered the Church, an usher extended his elbow and asked, “Are you on the bride’s side or the groom’s?” Before his parents could …

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MARRIAGE STATISTICS Longest Marriage: 86 Years – Sir Temulji Bhicaji Nariman and Lady Nariman enjoyed marital bliss from 1853 to 1940. They were cousins who were married when they were both five years of age. Most Married: 27 Times – James and Mary Grady of Illinois have exchanged vows with each other 27 times from …

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COUNSELING BY ANOTHER NAME Early in my pastoral ministry, I was challenged by the conviction of a fellow pastor in town. This pastor would not marry anyone who had not gone through premarital counseling. I received a phone call from a young man who was a member of this pastor’s church. He refused to attend …

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BETTER WEDDING OFFER During the wedding rehearsal, the groom approached the pastor with an unusual offer. “Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the wedding vows. When you get to me and the part where I’m to promise to ‘love, honor and cherish’ and all that stuff, I’d appreciate it if you’d just leave …

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GOD-IN-LAW A young woman brings home her fianc� to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man. The father invites the fianc� to his study for a drink. “So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man. “I am a Torah scholar,” he replies. …

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A SPARE BEDROOM One night years ago a cloudburst stranded a newlywed couple on a remote country road. Unable to go any farther, they got out of their car and set out on foot toward a dimly lit farmhouse. When they reached the farmhouse, an elderly couple, carrying a kerosene lamp, met them at the …

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MARRIAGE UNLIMITED Some years ago, the priest at our nephew’s wedding described marriage as ‘an unlimited commitment to an unknowable partner,’ and that’s true. Marriage is an act of faith, as well as hope . . . marriage will never work without that ‘unlimited commitment’ to the future. An excerpt from the book From This …

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RELATIVE CHOICES Two women came before wise King Solomon, dragging between them a young man in a three-piece suit. “This young CPA agreed to marry my daughter,” said one. “No! He agreed to marry MY daughter,” said the other. And so they haggled before the King, until he demanded silence. “My sword! Bring me my …

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THE HIRING PARTY Dad was watching television after supper. Mom was doing dishes while another load of clothes were in the washing machine. The children were in the den looking at pictures from the family album. The older brother pointed to the wedding pictures and confidently instructed his younger sister, “This was the party they …

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