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Marriage Is Like Canoeing

Marriage Relationships Singles

Contributed By: Ryan Cortright | Date Posted: 2015-08-22

Scripture: Ephesians 5:21 ; Genesis 2:24

Author: Ryan Cortright
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ILLUSTRATION

You might compare the single life and the married life to someone who is crossing a body of water. You can take a kayak (usually a one-seater) and have full control of where you go and how fast you get there. Or, you can take a canoe with two seats. If you've ever been in a canoe you know that you have to work together. If you don't, you will end up going around in circles or zig-zagging across the water. It can be frustrating.

Canoes are known for tipping over when those in them don't know what they're doing. But when you are in a canoe with a person who works with you, you have someone to share the burden of paddling, someone to share the journey with. 

APPLICATION

The single life has its advantages. Like the person in the kayak, you have full control of where you go and what you do. You can give your full attention to God. But the married life also is a blessing. Yes, like taking two in a canoe, it will require work, cooperation, and communication. But you'll have a partner to share the journey with, to encourage one another, rejoice together, cry together, and to work together until you reach the destination.

"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ" (Ephesians 5:21).

The Search for the Perfect Man

Humor Romance Relationships

Contributed By: Mitchell Dillon | Date Posted: 2018-03-09

Scripture: Ephesians 5:25

Author: Unknown
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ILLUSTRATION

Can you answer this riddle? The perfect man, the perfect woman, the tooth fairy and Santa Claus are all in a car accident. Who survives? 

Answer: The perfect woman. The other three don't exist!

APPLICATION

That doesn't stop women, the world over, from looking for him. But lost in the list of desirable characteristics posted on various women's websites and in magazines is the quality that makes all the difference.  The Bible suggests that what a woman ought to be looking for is not whether her dream man has a feminine side or rock hard abs, but whether he loves just like Jesus.

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25). 

How Your Girl Friend Reads Your Mind

Marriage Relationships God's Omniscience

Source: “How Wife Or Girl Friend Reads Your Mind By Looking At Eyes, By: Yogesh Joshi, June, 10 2017

Link to Source: Click here to view source

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-09-25

Scripture: Hebrews 4:13

Author: Mitchell Dillon
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ILLUSTRATION

A new study published in the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry has reported:

Women are more likely to have a 'mind-reading' gene mutation that gives them the ability to read a person's thoughts and emotions by looking at their eyes ...

The scientists found that the genetic variants on chromosome 3 in women are associated with their ability to read the mind in the eyes — known as cognitive empathy ... 

"This new study demonstrates that empathy is partly genetic, but we should not lose sight of other important social factors such as early upbringing and postnatal experience," said Professor Bourgeron.

APPLICATION

This new study just might boost the sale of men’s sunglasses!

I'm not sure whether I believe these new findings. I mean seriously, if women really could read their husbands minds, the result wouldn’t be “cognitive empathy,” it would be cognitive rage! 

It’s a good thing only God knows the actual thoughts that go through our minds. Wait, what? Maybe that isn’t such a good thing. Not if we have anything we would prefer to hide!

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13). 

Cousin Craziness

Heaven Relationships Church/Body of Christ

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2017-08-21

Scripture: Matthew 12:49

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Man Robs Bank To Escape Wife

Contentiousness Marriage Relationships

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-09-15

Scripture: Proverbs 25:24

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Knot A Problem!

Relationships Counseling Spiritual Gifts

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-04-28

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:4

Author: Illustration Exchange
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Relationships Respect Co-Dependency

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-11-10

Scripture: Romans 12:10

Author: Thomas Fox / Illustration Exchange
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Taking Care Of Your Jerusalem

Witness Relationships Family (Values)

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-09-27

Scripture: Acts 1:8

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Puppy Love

Commitment Love (Uncondtional) Relationships

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-09-26

Scripture: Romans 12:9

Author: Illustration Exchange
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Who Controls The Thermostat?

Anger Relationships Words (Power of)

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-08-17

Scripture: Proverbs 15:1 ; Proverbs 15:18

Author: Lisa Rein / Illustration Exchange
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