|My Advice: Twice Is Just As Nice (standard:humor, 910 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: May 15 2017||Views/Reads: 388/170||Story 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. Click here to read the rest of this story (38 more lines)
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