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For Better or Worse

Marriages are always a work in progress.  Perhaps it is because through the various stages of life, each person changes, the various demands on the partners change, and people change mentally, physically, and emotionally.  It is good to remember that God made marriage for a reason.

Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”  24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  (Gen. 2:7-9; 15; 21-24).

Every person soon realizes that a successful marriage is hard work.  Unfortunately, not everyone winds up living in marital bliss……

Wife: “Our new neighbor always kisses his wife when he leaves for work. Why don’t you do that?”
Husband: “How can I? I don’t even know her.”

Son: “What’s the difference between love and marriage?

Father: Love is blind.  Marriage is an eye opener!

A woman was really lonely, so she posted an ad on a popular website. The ad said, simply: “Husband wanted.”  She was surprised the next morning to find she had over a hundred replies in her inbox. Unfortunately, they all said the same thing: “You can have mine.”

The office telephone was out of order. An employee of the company was sent to make repairs. After a period of labor, he suggested to the gentleman occupying the office to call someone in order to test the phone to make sure it was working properly. The gentleman obligingly called the number of his own home in the suburbs. When the connection was made, he spoke loudly into the receiver: 

“Maria!” and after a pause, “Maria!” and again “Maria!” There followed a few seconds of waiting, and he repeated his call in a peremptory tone, “Maria!” 

The electric storm that had been gathering broke at that very moment. A bolt of lightning hit the telephone wires. The gentleman was hurled violently under his desk. Presently, he crawled back into his chair in a dazed condition and spoke to the repair man somewhat dazed…  “That’s her!” he declared. “The telephone works fine.”  (Copied).