Illustrations about marriage
Martha, a loving and gentle wife, walked into the living room where her husband, Orville, sat reading the newspaper in his recliner. “Honey,” she said, “I’ve noticed you haven’t been…
I’ve been unable to sleep since I broke off our engagement last month. I’m writing to ask you to forgive me of that terrible mistake. Your absence in my life is heartbreaking. I was a fool; no one can take your place. I love you so much. Please take me back.
During a hectic day in the court of King Solomon, two middle-aged women came rushing into the throne room demanding the king’s attention. In their clutches was a handsome young man wearing a nice suit.
The first woman said, “Your Highness, this young CPA agreed to marry my daughter!”
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Two people who’ve professed love for each other? Check. Family and friends? Check and check. Cake, drinks, and gifts? Check, check, check. Sounds like a wedding reception doesn’t it?
Nope. It’s a divorce party.
Friends and family had gathered. The wedding party was standing in their respective places. Everyone was waiting on the bride to come walking down the aisle.
But standing was a difficult task for this young bride – let alone walking.
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Robin Rinaldi wanted kids. Her husband, Scott, did not. The impasse in their 18-year-old marriage led to an interesting “solution.” They would trade monogamy for an “open” relationship in order to save it.
What could possibly go wrong?
Designer dress? Check. Yacht for reception? Check. Celebrity DJ? Check.
Once upon a time, all you needed to get married was friends, family, food, and flowers. These days, the only thing determining a wedding’s extravagance is the credit card limit.
But what sort of impact are these costly weddings having on the actual marriages?
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Where did you meet your spouse? (Fellas, I apologize if I put you on the spot.) Did you meet her at college? Did you find him at church? Elevator? Job interview? Married couples have met in some unique places over the years.
But no one has ever met their spouse in a stranger place than William Tippins.
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Just before Christmas in 2000, a 7-year-old boy named Tyrel Wolfe stuffed a humble shoebox with simple gifts, along with a picture of himself dressed like a cowboy, and mailed it overseas in the hopes it would bless a child in need.
Though he didn’t know it, the boy would one day receive a much greater blessing from the recipient.