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My Advice: Twice Is Just As Nice (standard:humor, 910 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 15 2017Views/Reads: 58/20Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The Bible is a marvelous book that bears repeating. The more I read it, the more I enjoy it.
 



Nothing is more important to a blissful marriage than finding a point of
agreement. Every veteran husband knows if he wants to change his wife's 
mind about anything, just agree with her. It is amazing how this works. 
The technical name for this is “re-wife psychology.” 

The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I have been married since
1971 and have not had a serious argument or disagreement. (She does not 
allow me to talk back.) We have had rough times, but not with each 
other. 

We have survived nine congregations, 19 homes, three children with nine
grandchildren and all without compromising our relationship. My sanity 
is another issue. 

Throughout our marriage, we have always held to the advice not to go to
bed angry. Of course, there have been a few sleepless nights. I have a 
simple rule: do not close your eyes if there is an angry woman in the 
vicinity. 

I honestly can say our marital relationship through the years has been
most amicable. Since our marriage, my wife and I spend a lot of time 
working together and we never seem to get bored with one another. 

We are a great team. She puts up with me and I let her. It works
wonderfully and we have been able to accomplish a good deal together. 

Only one area where we disagree and there may not be much of a remedy
for this departure in company. 

Never fear. Our marital dissolution is not near. 

We have just learned to live with this dissent and, I might add, have
survived quite happily. 

I suppose no relationship is absolutely perfect this side of the Pearly
Gates. Not to boast, but I have my wife beat in this one area. I do not 
often get the upper hand with her; in fact, I cannot remember any other 
occasion where this has occurred. 

Nevertheless, we have come to a meeting of the minds on this subject.
Really, if you don't mind, the meeting doesn't matter. 

Where my wife and I disagree concerns reruns. She hates reruns and I
love them. If I enjoy a book or a movie or a television program, I like 
seeing it again and again. Not my wife. “There are too many things I 
haven't seen yet,” she argues, “to watch something the second time.” 

Of course, there is something to what she says. Nevertheless, I still
enjoy seeing or reading something I like the second time or more. 

Like a classic, something you can enjoy over and over and it never loses
its fascination or charm. In fact, each new exposure reveals some level 
you did not notice before. 

The reason they are classics is the quality about them that bears
repeating. A good book, especially the Good Book, all warrants multiple 
readings in my opinion. I must confess that some things I enjoy more 
the second time around. 

Around Thanksgiving time, everyone seems to enjoy the turkey the second
and third day just as well, if not more than the first day. In fact, 
you can tell a really good meal by how many times you can reheat it and 
enjoy it. 

Thank God for microwave ovens. What did those Pilgrim mothers do without
them? 

My favorite movie of all times is “Old Yeller.” Thanks to the invention
of video, I own my own copy of this classic and never tire of watching 
it. 

My wife, on the other hand, tires of me watching it. There is nothing
quite like curling up in my favorite chair with a soda and a mountain 
of popcorn watching “Old Yeller” on a winter's eve. 



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