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  • Contributing Factors "How Common is Pastoral Indiscretion?", Leadership, Winter, 1988, pp. 12-13
  • Demosthenes Sanctity of Life, C. Swindoll, Word, 1990, p. 62
  • Extra-Marital Affairs From Bad Beginnings to Happy Endings, by Ed Young (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers., 1994), pp. 122-123.
  • Gallop Poll U.S.A. Today, May 26, 1992, p. D1
  • Infidelity L.S., Ph.D., Seattle, Spokesman-Review, October 4, 1997
  • Jim Bakker The Moral Catastrophe, David Hocking, Harvest House, 1990, p. 64ff
  • Monogamy Bernie Zilbergeld, Nov, 1989 Homemade
  • Research Results Family Research Council, Washington Watch, October 29, 1993, p. 2
  • Sex Survey Christianity Today, November 22, 1993, p. 42
  • UT Survey Source unknown
  • Women Who Cheat Homemade, Vol. 10, No. 7, quoted from Female Sexuality
  • Mr. Right Source unknown
  • Premarital Sex Robert J. Collins in the Chicago Tribune, quoted in HIS, February, 1976
  • Quote Source unknown
  • Slippery Ice Source unknown
  • Dirty Dog Bits and Pieces, December 13, 1990
  • 50 Percent Daniel Lynch, American Journalism Review, quoted in Reader's Digest, p. 90
  • 60 Percent Syndicated columnist Michael McManus, Baptist Press release, March, 1995
  • Adapting Source unknown
  • Advice from a Third Grader Focus on the Family Citizen, June 19, 1995, p. 8
  • Alimony L. M. Boyd, Spokesman-Review, July 28, 1992.
  • Baby Boomers Focus on the Family, January, 1990, p. 8
  • Children and Divorce Marriage and Family, April, 1980
  • Church and Divorce John W. White, What Does It Mean to be Born Again?
  • Cosby and American Life J. Allan Petersen in Homemade, October, 1987
  • Daddy's Girl Always Daddy's Girl, by H. Norman Wright, 1989, Regal Books, p. 86
  • Death of a Family Steve Farrar, Point Man, pp. 21-23
  • Discipline in Schools Chicago Tribune, quoted in His, November, 1980
  • Divorce Mistakes Dr. E. Mavis Hetherington in Homemade, October, 1989
  • Divorce Rates Source unknown
  • Divorce Refused Reader's Digest, August, 1982
  • Freedom Rings Brian Peterson, New Man, October, 1994, p. 8
  • Henry Ford Christian Clippings, p. 27
  • Marriage Builders Poll Marriage Builders, pp. 6-7
  • Not Better Off Psychology Today, in Homemade, July, 1985
  • Pete Rose, Jr. Jerry Jenkins, Hedges, Wolgemuth & Hyatt, 1989, p. 128
  • Practicing Doesn't Make Perfect Break Point with Charles Colson, Vol. 1, No. 6, August, 1991
  • Putdowns Destroy Marriages U.S. News & World Report, February 21, 1994, p. 67
  • Quotes / Facts Sources unknown
  • Remarriage Statistics American Demographics, 10/88, reported in Single Adult Ministries Journal, 1/89.
  • Second Generation From What are the Chances, B Siskin and J Staller, 1989
  • Termination of Contract Time, September, 1993, quote from a professor at George Washington University School of Law
  • Toy Makers and Divorce L. M. Boyd, 3-15-93, Spokesman Review
  • Trends Dr. Nazli Baydar, in Homemade, October, 1989
  • U.S. Census Bureau USA Today, quoted in Intercessors for America, June, 1986
  • Victims Senator Dan Coates, Imprimis, Vol 20, #9, September, 1991
  • Wallerstein Findings Reported in Time, 2/6/89
  • Honeymoon Salad The Bell, the Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, (Baltimore: National Federation of the Blind, 1994), p. 11.
  • What NOT to Buy Your Wife Herb Forst in Cross River, NY, Patent Trader, in Reader's Digest, p. 69.
  • Worst Gift Resource, Mar/Apr, 1990
  • AIDS and Homosexuality From a 1993 report by the Family Research Institute
  • For the Love of a Father Men of Action, Winter 1993, p. 5.
  • Promiscuous Americans Citizen, Vol. 4, #4, April 1990, p. 5.
  • Secual Difference David Coolidge in "The Dilemma of Same Sex Marriage," in Crisis, July, August 1996, p. 19, quoted in CBMW News, March, 1997, p. 16
  • Sexuality for Lutherans Copyright 1992 by Media Management, P.O. Box 21433, Roanoke,VA.
  • Housewife Titles Mrs. Bob Evans, April, 1980 Reader's Digest
  • Downward Spiral Confident Living, November 1987, p. 34
  • Extramarital Affairs Ann Landers, Spokesman Review
  • Four P's for Prevention L.S., Ph.D., Seattle, Spokesman-Review, October 4, 1997
  • Martyn, Henry Our Daily Bread, January 21, 1994
  • Martyrdom Today in the Word, November, 1996, p. 9
  • Marx, Karl Resources, 1990
  • Masks Dr. Kenneth Gangel, Scofield Memorial Church, May 22, 1983
  • Master Published by Houghton Mifflin, Reader's Digest, December, 1981
  • Materialism Today in the Word, August, 1997, p. 34
  • Math From Illustration Digest, quoted in Reader's Digest, January 1996, p. 82.
  • Matrimonial Minutiae Miller Clarke, "Matrimonial Minutiae, Partnership, January-February, 1988
  • Mature Mark Devries, Family-Based Youth Ministry, (Downers Grove, IL, InterVarsity Press, 1994), p. 26
  • Maturity Pastoral Renewal, February 1985, p. 111
  • Meaning Living Proof by Jim Peterson, NavPress, 1989, p. 35
  • Meaninglessness, Futility of Life Shakespeare, Macbeth V., v., 17
  • Medicine Campus Life, January, 1980, p. 23
  • Mediocrity Source unknown
  • Meditation Our Daily Bread, July 14
  • Meekness M.R.D. II, Our Daily Bread, February 8
  • Meetings Sources unknown
  • Megiddo, plain of
  • Melchizedek
  • Memorial "The Old Man and the Gulls" from Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story by Paul Aurandt, 1977, quoted in Heaven Bound Living, Knofel Stanton, Standard, 1989, pp. 79-80
  • Memorization, of the Bible February 11, 1962, Parade Magazine
  • Memory Our Daily Bread, December 27, 1996
  • Men The Complete Guide to Guys, (Random House), quoted in Reader's Digest, p. 28
  • Mentoring Today in the Word, February 8, 1997, p. 15
  • Mercenary Jon H. Allen
  • Mercy Today in the Word, October 8, 1992
  • Message John R. W. Stott, The Preacher's Portrait, Some New Testament Word Studies, (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., 1961), p. 7
  • Messiah, George Frideric Handel Source unknown
  • Messiah, see Christ
  • Middle Age Source unknown
  • Miles Per Gallon Everybody's Business, edited by Milton Moskowitz, Michael Katz and Robert Levering (Harper & Row), in Reader's Digest, October, 1981
  • Millennium Gordon R. Lewis, Decide for Yourself: A Theological Workbook, (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1972), pp. 158-161.
  • Mind Dr. Charles R. Swindoll, excerpted from the inaugural address at Dallas Theological Seminary, October 27, 1994, and quoted in Presidential Inauguration, a special edition of DTS News, December 1994, p. 2
  • Minimize Source unknown
  • Minister Arlene Quant, quoted by Alex Thien in Milwaukee Sentinel
  • Ministry Source unknown
  • Ministry, philosophy of
  • Miracle, Miracles, purpose of Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, by Jack Deere (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993), pp. 270-271
  • Miser Today in the Word, December 17, 1992
  • Misfortune Source unknown
  • Mission Statement Bob Logan, Source unknown
  • Missionary Protection From What? by Jim Reapsome
  • Missions, evangelism, witnessing, C. T. Studd Paul W. Powell, in The Complete Disciple
  • Mistake, Mistaken, Mistakes, cf. Misfortune Bits & Pieces, January 5, 1995, (NJ: The Economics Press, Inc.), pp. 1-2
  • Misunderstanding .
  • Model Steve Ferrar, Point Man, p. 183
  • Modern Life Arthur Guiterman Gaily The Troubadour, 1936.
  • Monday Ronald Kotulak in Chicago Tribune, quoted in Reader's Digest, January, 1984
  • Money Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, p. 51
  • Money, love of Source unknown
  • Monument
  • Moral Decay Community Impact Seminar, Focus on the Family
  • Morality Mark DeVries, Family-Based Youth Ministry, (Downers Grove, IL, InterVarsity Press, 1994, p. 53
  • Morning
  • Mortal Today in the Word, March 30, 1993
  • Mosaic Law Earl Wilson, Field Newspaper Syndicate
  • Mother, Mothers Source unknown
  • Mother's Day Herb Forst in Cross River, NY, Patent Trader, in Reader's Digest, p. 69
  • Motivation America Online:McKinleyIB, Nov. 6, 1997
  • Motivation, indirect Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992
  • Mountain Author Unknown
  • Mountains, and prayer
  • Movies
  • Mueller, George George Mueller
  • Murphy's Law Copywight 1994 Elmer Fudd. All wights wesewved. Dain bramaged.
  • Music Source unknown
  • Mystery Bits & Pieces, November 12, 1992, pp. 20-22
  • The Art of Love Parade Magazine, February 12, 1984, p. 10
  • Types A and Z Reader's Digest, October, 1982
  • Who Does What Quiz Work Won't Love You Back, by Stevan and Ivonne Hobfoll. Copyright 1994 by W. H. Freeman and Company. Quoted in Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 110-111
  • Role Relationship Quiz Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 118-119
  • Myths on Parenting Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 166-167
  • How Critical Are You of Your Spouse? Reprinted by permission of Warner Books, Inc. of New York, New York, U.S.A. From The First Year of Marriage by Miriam Arond and Samuel L. Pauker, M.D. Copyright by Miriam Arond and Samuel Pauker. Quoted in Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, p. 76
  • What Money Means to You Reprinted by permission of Warner Books, Inc. of New York, New York, U.S.A. From The First Year of Marriage by Miriam Arond and Samuel L. Pauker, M.D., Copyright by Miriam Arond and Samuel Pauker. Quoted in Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 46-57
  • Characteristics for a Strong Marriage Adapted from Robert H. Lauer and Jeanette C. Lauer, Marriage and Family: The Quest for Intimacy, Copyright 1991, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., reprinted by special permission in Together Forever,Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, p. 25
  • Top 10 Financial Stresses in Family Life Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, p. 51
  • Facts on Marriage Sources unknown
  • The Marriage-Go-Round Prokope, Vol. No. 3, July-September, 1997
  • Punctuation Bits & Pieces, March 2, 1995, p. 2
  • Three Marriages David Augsberger, When Enough is Enough, (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984), p. 80
  • 50 Years of Marriage David Augsberger, When Enough is Enough, (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1984), p. 80
  • What Are Men Thinking? The Complete Guide to Guys, (Random House), quoted in Reader's Digest, p. 28
  • Reverse Reasoning Our Daily Bread, June 3
  • Mother or Smother? Contributed by Nancy P. Blinn, Reader's Digest, October, 1993, p. 92
  • Monogamous Marriages New Man, January/February, 1995, p. 12
  • Needs Are Different From Bad Beginnings to Happy Endings, by Ed Young (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publ., 1994), pp. 120-121.
  • Why Many Affairs Take Place From Bad Beginnings to Happy Endings, by Ed Young (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publ., 1994), pp. 122-123.
  • Take Up Golf Greg Evans, North America Syndicate, Readers Digest, May 1996, p. 68.
  • Marriage License "Men are from Mars...", Part 3 - Ephesians 5:23, 24, " Countdown! Golden Minutes Ministries Newsletter, (Long Beach, CA, October 1996)
  • Cohabitating Couples APA Monitor, cited in Psychology Today (Nov-Dec/95), quoted in Preaching Resources, Spring 1996, p. 73.
  • Walking Away Time, Sept. 1993, quote from a professor at George Washington University School of Law
  • Divorce Statistics Syndicated columnist Michael McManus, Baptist Press release, March, 1995
  • Guest of Bride or Groom? Richard Blake, San Luis Obispo, California
  • Through the Eyes of Love Source unknown
  • Understanding Each Other Source unknown
  • Communication Problem Brent Barlow in Salt Lake City Deseret News
  • Whistle to Warn Him Source unknown
  • Ways to Say I Love You Family Matters
  • Fidelity of Spouses Family Research Council, Washington Watch, October 29, 1993, p. 2
  • Freedom Rings Brian Peterson, New Man, October, 1994, p. 8
  • Hostile Put-Downs U.S. News & World Report, February 21, 1994, p. 67
  • Steady Diet of Put-Downs Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family Bulletin, May, 1994
  • When Wrong, Admit It Source unknown
  • First Big Fight Larry Cunningham (Billings, Montana), quoted in Reader's Digest
  • This Has Been a Terrible Day Source unknown
  • A Wall or Bridge Source unknown
  • Helpful Hints for Marriage In Touch, June 18, 1993
  • Second Husband Bits & Pieces, May 27, 1993, p. 23
  • Resources for Marriage Lilyan van Almelo, in 5-93 Reader's Digest, p. 138
  • What NOT to Buy Your Wife Herb Forst in Cross River, NY, Patent Trader, in Reader's Digest, p. 69
  • Tombstone Inscription Sargentville, Maine, from The Last Word, 1979, quoted in Oct, 1980, Reader's Digest
  • Majority of Men Are Faithful U.S.A. Today, May 26, 1992, p. D1
  • John Wesley on Marriage Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers, W. Wiersbe, Moody Press, 1984, p. 246
  • No Many Can Serve Two Masters Louis Utermeyer, A Treasury of Laughter (Simon & Schuster)
  • Never Listed His Faults Roderick McFarlane, in December, 1992, Reader's Digest
  • You Look Pretty Good Too Valerie L. Runyan, in December, 1992, Reader's Digest
  • What's Wrong? Focus on the Family, Newsletter
  • Harry S. Truman on Marriage Bits & Pieces, October 15, 1992, pp. 15-16.
  • Henry Ford on Marriage Christian Clippings, p. 27
  • Sexuality and Fidelity Christianity Today, March 9, 1992, pp. 42-43
  • Physical Abuse in Marriage National Institute of Mental Health, Family Happiness is Homemade, Vol. 14, No. 6, June 1990
  • Fault Box Source unknown
  • Brahman Marriage Custom Source unknown
  • Strange Marriage Custom Source unknown
  • Statistics on Marriage Sources unknown
  • Strange Laws Source unknown
  • He Thinks I'm Crazy Source unknown
  • Strange Marriage Custom Source unknown
  • Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows Source unknown
  • My Wife Told Me Source unknown
  • Good Trade Source unknown
  • A Prayer for a Married Couple Bishop Slattery
  • Why Did You Die? Source unknown
  • Goodbye Kiss Bits & Pieces July 25, 1992 pp. 4-5
  • Changing Your Name U.S. News & World Report June 1, 1992, p. 14.
  • Mark Twain on Marriage Source unknown
  • Unholy Alliances Our Daily Bread, July 12
  • The Ideal Peacemaker Our Daily Bread, July 28
  • Finding Right Stamp Contributed by Thomas T. Brayton, Reader's Digest, March 1980
  • Marriage Teaches You Source unknown
  • Marriage Myth Dr. Nick Stinnett, Homemade, June, 1986
  • Americans Prefer Marriage Spokesman Review, May 15, 1980, p. 3
  • Not Strained Source unknown
  • Made His Heart Skip Contributed by Katie Barnes
  • Martin Van Buren on Marriage Reader's Digest, October, 1981
  • Get In and Sit Down! Growing Strong, Charles Swindoll, p. 298
  • Green Before Marriage Contributed by Lidie Williams, Reader's Digest
  • Gaining a Bathroom Cavalli, King Features
  • No Good Thing Contributed by Joyce N. Juris, Reader's Digest
  • Why All the Contracts? Spokesman Review, May 15, 1985.
  • Example of Stealing Source unknown
  • Living Together Does Not Make a Marriage Homemade, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates
  • They Fought Every Day Source unknown
  • I Want to Hurt Him All I Can Bits & Pieces, August 22, 1991
  • The CEO Bits and Pieces, January 9, 1992, pp. 3-4
  • Twelve Rules for a Happy Marriage Ann Landers
  • Nice Flowers Celie Thomas, Reader's Digest, March, 1991
  • I'll Cling to You Source unknown
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Source unknown
  • Frozen Squirrel Spokesman-Review, 12-17-1991
  • Most Common Complaints Source unknown
  • How to Know a Man Before You Marry Him Lois Wyse, Good Housekeeping, April 1985
  • Quotes on Marriage Discoveries, Vol. 1, #2.
  • Personality Analysis Source unknown
  • Married People Are Healthier Resource, March/April, 1990
  • Millionaires Zig Ziglar in Homemade, March 1989
  • What a Catastrophe Today in the Word, February, 1991, p. 15
  • Sex Not the Most Important Dr. Thomas Lickona, in Homemade, January, 1985
  • Marriage is Meant to be Practical Source unknown
  • Hugs Maxie Dunnam, Preaching, May-June, 1986
  • Lord Begin With Me Lionel Whitston, in Homemade, April, 1990
  • Kissing Husbands Homemade, April, 1990
  • Today I'm Meeting My Wife Helen Wrobel, quoted by Ron Alexander in New York Times
  • Need the Third Strand of Hair Source unknown
  • Gallup Surveyn on Marriage Nanci Hillmich, quoted in Homemade, August, 1990
  • Would You Marry Your Current Wife? Spokesman Review, July, 1986
  • Actions Influence Feelings Dr. Anthony Campolo, in Homemade, June, 1988
  • First and Last Reader's Digest
  • Carry Out the Garbage Charlie Shedd, Homemade, Vol. 10, No. 11
  • Continuing To Adjust Michael Grant, San Diego Union.
  • Best Friends Jeanette Lauer, Homemade, Vol. 10, No. 12, Dec. 1986
  • Nothing But a Scrap of Paper Dr. David Hubbard, Homemade, July, 1989
  • Living Together Tim Stafford in Homemade, October, 1989
  • Downward Spiral of Our Culture Swindoll, The Quest For Character, Multnomah, p. 90
  • Parade Magazine Survey Resource, March/April, 1990
  • Marriage Myth Dr. Nick Stinnett, in Homemade, June, 1986
  • Costs of Getting Married USA Today in Homemade, April, 1986
  • Seal With My Blood Source unknown
  • Defector Replaced Our Daily Bread, November 14
  • Forty Martyrs For Christ Good News is for Sharing, Leighton Ford, 1977, David C. Cook Publishing Co., p. 16
  • Resource on Marriage Our Daily Bread, April 8
  • Burned at the Stake Anne Askew&md;July 16, 1545&md;burned at the stake after torture on the rack, at the age of 25
  • Drowned for Faithfulness Margaret Wilson&md;Early 1680s&md;drowned for faithfulness to the Reformation.
  • Polycarp Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 214
  • Polycarp's Prayer Quoted in Closer Walk, July, 1988, p. 22
  • Quotes on Marriage Preaching Resources, Spring 1996, p. 71.
  • Credit Cards MSC Health Action News, July, 1996
  • Vanity of the World Olney Hymns, William Cowper, from Cowper's Poems, Sheldon & Company, New York
  • Leave Behind Author Unknown
  • Nun Writes Mystery Novels Peter Hay, Canned Laughter, Oxford University Press, quoted in Bits & Pieces, May 25, 1995, pp. 22-23
  • Consumption Robert Heilbroner, Psychology Today, quoted in Bits & Pieces, November 10, 1994, p. 13
  • Trusting in Riches Our Daily Bread
  • Follow the Leader Our Daily Bread, February 6, 1994
  • Life Itself Morning Glory, January 18, 1994
  • Things We Don't Need Our Daily Bread, May 26, 1994
  • Thief Today in the Word, November 6, 1993
  • Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, p. 63
  • Two Ways to Get Enough G.K. Chesterton, Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, p. 75
  • The Man Who Had Everything Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, pp. 47-48
  • It's All Mine Our Daily Bread, October 24, 1992
  • The American Dream Amy Bernstein, U.S. News & World Report, July 27, 1992, p. 11
  • Just Passing Through Christopher News Notes
  • Thank God for Advertising Louise F. DeMarco, Advertising Age
  • Love Behind the Gift Our Daily Bread, May 11
  • To Be Better Off Is Not to Be Better The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 188
  • How Much Land Does a Man Need? Bits and Pieces, November, 1991
  • I Had the World Today in the Word, October, 1990, p. 11
  • Hold Things Loosely Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p.114
  • Thief Left Only the Car Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p. 114
  • George Mueller on Marriage Source uninown
  • Cohabiting Results What are the Chances, B. Siskin and J. Staller, 1989
  • Dating Oath Source unknown
  • Gallup Study Christianity Today, March 9, 1992, pp. 42-43
  • Higher Divorce Rate Sword of the Lord, 12-25-87
  • Increases Odds of Divorce Chuck Colson, reviewing Marriage Savers: Helping Your Friends and Family Stay Married, by Michael J. McManus, quoted in Christianity Today, Feb. 7, 1994, p. 58
  • Living Together Spokesman Review, September 3, 1992, p. 1
  • Practice Doesn't Make Perfect Break Point with Charles Colson, Vol. 1, No. 6, August, 1991
  • Premarital Sex Interferes with Intimacy Dr. James Dobson, Coming Home, Timeless Wisdom for Families, (Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton; 1998), pp. 36-37
  • Statistics USA TODAY, Signs of the Times, September, 1992, p. 6
  • Teenage Marriage Griffith Youth Research.
  • University of Wisconsin Study Focus on the Family, November, 1988
  • Weaker Marriages Confident Living, p. 39, May, 1987
  • My Mother: The Light of the World Bits and Pieces, August, 1989
  • How Mothers Day Started Pulpit Helps, May, 1991
  • Gator Aid Our Daily Bread, July 3, 1997
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • What Motivates People? Quoted in "Cell Church", Winter, 1996, p. 16
  • Procrastination Bits & Pieces, June 22, 1995, pp. 6-7.
  • Humans Are Heroic Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters (Harcourt Brace), quoted in Reader's Digest, January, 1996, p. 178
  • Motivations For Obedience Grace Evangelical Society Affirmation of Belief (brochure), Grace Evangelical Society, Irving, TX.
  • Motivation Bits & Pieces, July 21, 1994, p. 19
  • Little Girl at the Circus Morning Glory, January 12, 1994
  • Quote Bits & Pieces, April 28, 1994, p. 24
  • Boss Didn't Believe Him 11-94, J.U.
  • Win One For the Gipper Today in the Word, October 22, 1993
  • That One Was For the Gipper Daily Walk, July 8, 1993
  • If I Can Catch You I Can Have You Contributed by Allan C. Boyer in Reader's Digest
  • Consider Incentives When You Want To Change Behavior MSC Health Action News, April, 1993
  • Smelly Debt Collector February, 1980, Campus Life, p. 23
  • Contact Lens Ohio Motorist (AAA)
  • Keeps Him On His Toes Bits & Pieces, January 7, 1993, p. 19
  • Always Late Contributed by Terri Spaccarotelli, Reader's Digest, June, 1992, p. 145
  • Motivation for College Newsweek
  • Early Bird The Joy of Trivia
  • Still Munching Candy Source unknown
  • Study a Map The Gift of Honor, Gary Smalley & John Trent, Ph.D. pp. 1-2
  • Cookie Jars Source unknown
  • Wrong Chair Contributed by Robert J. Demer, Reader's Digest
  • Stepped On The Rake Arnie Kunz, quoted by Alex Thien in Milwaukee Sentinel
  • Quotes Sources unknown
  • Why People Like To Climb Mountains William Marley in Fortune. quoted in Reader's Digest, March 1981, p. 144
  • Motivate Source unknown
  • Horse Verse Source unknown
  • Dogs Died Spokesman Review, April 12, 1986
  • I Did It For The Child Contributed by Helen Dewar, Reader's Digest
  • Train Accident Bits & Pieces, April 30, 1992
  • Potatoes Bits & Pieces, January 9, 1992, pp. 13, 14, 15.
  • Work for the Pleasure of It Bits and Pieces, May, 1991, p. 2
  • You Get Me With The Deal Bits and Pieces, November 1991
  • What They're Doing Next Door Source unknown
  • More Money For Flynn Bits and Pieces, July, 1991
  • Too Few Parking Spaces Bits and Pieces, April 1990, p. 24
  • Pushed Hank Lee in Reader's Digest
  • Leadership, Vol. X, #3 Source unknown
  • An Annual Madness Our Daily Bread, October 5, 1990
  • Applause is the Best Motivator Dr. Ernest Mellor, in Homemade, Nov. 1984
  • Motivated by Desperate Situations Dynamic Preaching, June, 1990
  • Attitude Is Everything Dynamic Preaching, June, 1990
  • Work As If You Were A Pro Football Player George Allen and Mickey Herskowitz, Strategies for Winning, 1990
  • Caution! Today in the Word, March, 1990
  • The Mindchangers Today In The Word, August, 1989, p. 33
  • Throw Down a Challenge Source unknown
  • Michelangelo Today In The Word, August, 1989, p. 40
  • When You Want Knowledge M. Littleton in Moody Monthly, June, 1989, p. 29
  • Father Was Blind Bits and Pieces, Vol. F, #41
  • Mercedes Benz Bits and Pieces, April 1990, p. 2
  • Garbage Cans (Discipleship Journal, issue #48, p. 40)
  • Cookie Jars Our Daily Bread, July 1, 1989
  • Motivation Bits and Pieces
  • Theories of Gumperson Source unknown
  • If Anything Can Go Wrong It Will Paul Dickson
  • House Rules Source unknown
  • Office Rules Berean Bible Church, Seattle, WA, Newsletter
  • Laws of Household Physics Jo Houser Haring, Notes on the Refrigerator Door (Tincup Press), quoted in Reader's Digest
  • The Law Source unknown
  • Life and Lessons From Live And Learn And Pass It On, H. Jackson Brown
  • Opera A Failure Charles Swindoll, Living Above the Level of Mediocrity, p. 182
  • Theology and Music Source unknown
  • Examination Paper Today in the Word, October, 1990, p. 10
  • Marriage Quotes Sources unknown
  • How Rich We Are Steve Williams
  • The Goldbergs Source unknown
  • God Ain't Dead James DeLoach, associate pastor of the Second Baptist Church of Houston, quoted in When God Was Taken Captive, W. Aldrich, Multnomah, 1989, p. 24
  • Tale From Ancient India Source unknown
  • Thankful For Material Things In Touch, May, 1989
  • Wanted More Bill Hybels in Leadership, Vol. X, #3 (Summer, 1989), p. 38
  • Characteristics of a Mature Faith Source unknown
  • Little Hidden Steps Quoted in Holy Sweat, Tim Hansel, 1987, Word Books Publisher, p. 130
  • Better With Age Today in the Word, September 16, 1992
  • Put Away Childish Things Of Other World, Edited by Walter Hooper
  • Eagle's Nest Today in the Word, June 11, 1989
  • We Yearn For Shortcuts Disappointment With God, Philip Yancey, Zondervan, pp. 207-8
  • Trivial Pursuits Source unknown
  • What Is Your Purpose Gary Gulbranson, Leadership, Summer, 1989, p. 43
  • Short Memories Contact, quoted in Homemade, December, 1984
  • No Instant Heroes Source unknown
  • Billy Crystal's Monologue The Body, Charles W. Colson, 1992, Word Publishing, pp. 168-169
  • There Is a Relationship Which Makes Life Complete Morning Glory, May 29, 1993
  • Atheist Source unknown
  • Mysticism (Mysticism and Logic, 1929)
  • Meaningless of Life Source unknown
  • Efficiency Expert Reader's Digest, August, 1981
  • The Meek Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986, page for August 31
  • In Himself Nothing; In God, Everything Quoted in Today in the Word, September, 1989, p. 19
  • Remember Name and Faces William Lyons Phelps, American educator and literary critic, quoted in Bits & Pieces, June 22, 1995, p. 17
  • Forgetful Source unknown
  • Memory Improvement Source unknown
  • Learning and Recall Elden M. Chalmers, Campus Life, December, 1979
  • Memory: The Art of Attention Bits and Pieces, October, 1989, p.
  • Atheist Learned the Scriptures Taking The Guesswork Out of Applying The Bible, Jack Kuhatschek, IVP, 1991, p. 16
  • I Plead for Mercy Luis Palau, "Experiencing God's Forgiveness," Multnomah Press, 1984
  • The Magnificent Mind Source unknown
  • God's Sword Robert Murray McCheyne, to a young ministerial student
  • Failures in Ministry Charles Spurgeon, quoted in Point Man, Steve Farrar, pp. 77-8
  • A Character Profession Chuck Swindoll, Rise and Shine, p. 198
  • Remarks to Ministers Arthur Myers in Berkshire Sampler
  • Chainletter Source unknown
  • Spiked Watermelon Quote Magazine
  • A Share in America Peter Hay, The Book of Business Anecdotes, in Bits and Pieces, Oct., 1990
  • Need Both Legs B. B. Warfield, quoted in Credenda Agenda, Volume 4, No. 5, p. 16
  • God's Man The Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 210
  • Purpose of Miracles Surprised by the Power of the Spirit, by Jack Deere, (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993), pp. 103-104.
  • Arguing in a Circle C.S.Lewis, on the denial of the possibility of miracles, quoted in National Review, April 15, 1988, p. 45
  • Charismatic Chaos Source unknown
  • Changed Whiskey into Furniture R. Stedman, Authentic Christianity, p. 36
  • Mistake L. M. Boyd - Crown Syndicate, January, 1984
  • People Believe in Miracles Princeton Religion Research Center's PRRC Emerging Trends, 11/88
  • Marriage Quote Source unknown
  • She Threw a Javelin Source unknown
  • Robbed Often Source unknown
  • The Job Is Too Small SIM/NOW, p. 3
  • Facing Loneliness Our Daily Bread, January 21, 1994
  • The Missionary as a Theologian
  • What You Can Plan to Face Source unknown
  • The Impact of Coca Cola Source unknown
  • Missions SIM/NOW
  • What They Said About World Evangelism Abe C. Van Der Puy, The Good News Broadcasting Association, Inc., Copyright 1987
  • Letter To Saul J. Harold Smith, "Your Good Neighbor", November, 1952
  • Love Of Christ Our Daily Bread
  • Travel On Your Knees Source unknown
  • Be Fully Available Right Where You Are Focus on the Family, July, 1993, p. 5
  • Hindu Ritual Christianity Today, 1993
  • Strengthening Your Grip Pillar of Fire, 1-1-83.
  • Founder of SIM Source unknown
  • Sow In Tears Copyright Leadership, 1983
  • The Love of Christ Source unknown
  • Love Is a Costly Thing OC International
  • Marriage Quotes Sources unknown
  • Giving to Missions Ralph Winter of the William Carey Library, 1705 North Sterra Bonita Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104, in Leadership, IV,4, 64
  • Women Missionaries Our Daily Bread, August 3
  • Cry From Above and Beneath and Without Something Happens When Churches Pray, W. Wiersbe, pp. 102-3
  • Definition of a Mobilizing Church Association of Church Missions Commissions Newsletter, Autumn, 1989, p. 1)
  • Henry Martyn Donald Campbell, Nehemiah: Man in Charge, Victor Books, 1979, p. 13
  • Printing Errors Reader's Digest, June 1995
  • Wrong Glove From The Baltimore Sun, quoted in Parade, December 31, 1995, p. 12
  • Bonehead Merkle Today in the Word, December 27, 1994
  • Newspaper Ad First United Methodist Church, Meadville, PA, Content, The Newsletter, August, 1990, p. 3
  • Tossed Baton Source unknown
  • Wrong Spot Source unknown
  • Stupid Thief Source unknown
  • Marriage Quotes From the Pittsfield, Mass., Berkshire Eagle
  • Three Hungry People Source unknown
  • Errors in Cookbook Reader's Digest, September, 1983
  • President Kennedy's Speech Contributed by Kathleen Flood, Reader's Digest
  • Jaws of Life Ronald D. White in Washington Post, Reader's Digest, March, 1980
  • Great Slips of the Tongue in U.S. Politics Book of Lists, 1980 by Irving Wallace, Wm. Morrow & Co. NY, NY
  • Bonehead Bandits Campus LIfe, March, 1980, p. 27
  • Memorable Blunders Source unknown
  • Buttons Book of Lists, 1980 - Irving Wallace, Wm. Morrow & Co., NY, NY
  • Misplaced Kick Campus Life
  • What You'd Get if 99% Were Good Enough Source unknown
  • Children's Chest Rub Reader's Digest, Oct., 1991, p. 62
  • Some Mistakes Stand Forever Today in the Word, July, 1989, p. 16
  • Mistaken Beliefs Byles Brandreth, More Joy of Lex
  • Goofs On Resumes Business Times
  • The Missing Zeros Source unknown
  • Three Steps First United Methodist Church, Meadville, PA, Content, The Newsletter, August, 1990, p. 3
  • Borrow A Lug Wrench Our Daily Bread, November 26
  • Twas A Sheep, Not A Lamb Source unknown
  • Marriage Quotes Moody Bible Institute's Today in the Word, September, 1991, p. 15
  • Nazi Flag Today in the Word, MBI, August, 1991, p. 13
  • What Money Means to You Reprinted by permission of Warner Books, Inc. of New York, New York, U.S.A. From The First Year of Marriage by Miriam Arond and Samuel L. Pauker, M.D., Copyright by Miriam Arond and Samuel Pauker. Quoted in Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 46-57
  • Credit History J.C. Duffy, Universal Press Syndicate, quoted in Readers Digest, May 1996, p. 67.
  • Early Withdrawal Contributed by Ed Waren
  • Bridegroom Source unknown
  • Several Companies After Me Source unknown
  • Mystery Novelist Peter Hay, Canned Laughter, Oxford University Press, Bits & Pieces, May 25, 1995, pp. 22-23
  • The Integrity Crisis Daily Walk, June 2, 1993
  • Money Matters Our Daily Bread, August 26, 1993
  • Money Can Be Hazardous To Your Health Source unknown
  • Young Families In Debt Family Economics Review, quoted in U.S.A. Today, May 20, 1991, p. D1 (they are spending around 8% more than they make.)
  • Bark Worse Than Bite Campus Life, December 1980, p. 19
  • Learned How To Make Money, But Not Live Source unknown
  • Be Content John Bunyan
  • How Rich Is Rich? USA Today, 11-11-91, D1
  • Easy Get-Rich Scheme Today in the Word, November 22, 1991
  • Money Comes Between Men and God I Talk Back To The Devil, by A. W. Tozer
  • Compound Interest Today in the Word, MBI, April, 1990, p. 9
  • Money Will Buy The Voice In the Wilderness, quoted in Discipleship Journal, Issue 53, 1989, p. 21
  • How Americans Spend Their Income Reported in First, quoted in Discipleship Journal, Issue 53, 1989, p. 21
  • Something Better Than Gold Source unknown
  • Won The Lottery Source unknown
  • Defining Deviancy Down Christian Research Institute letter, December 6, 1993
  • Decline Is a Moral One Family Policy, June, 1993, pp. 5-6
  • Definition of Decadence Against the Night, Charles Colson, p. 56
  • Morally Handicapped Against the Night, Charles Colson, pp. 21-22
  • Fall of the Roman Empire Source unknown
  • Downward Spiral Confident Living, November 1987, p. 34
  • Marriage Quotes George Barna
  • Lied On Grades U.S. News & World Report, April 24, 1995, p. 20
  • Stalin's Daughter Morning Glory, February 5, 1994
  • Cheating At Naval Academy U.S. News & World Report, February 7, 1994, Page 12
  • Right to Forced Sex Children at Risk, J. Dobson & Gary Bauer, Word, 1990, pp. 258-259
  • Gallup Pole Chuck Colson, Christianity Today, November 9, 1992, p. 112
  • Is There Absolute Truth? Christianity Today, October 26, 1992, p. 30
  • Men Have Forgotten God John Wilson, reviewing "Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World, in Christianity Today, Feb. 7, 1994, p. 57
  • Modern Thinkers Charles Colson, Christianity Today, March 7, 1994, p. 80
  • Right Has Been Redefined Dennis Prager in Good News, July/Aug., 1993, quoted in Christianity Today, Oct 25, 1993, p. 73
  • Moral Development Courage: You Can Stand Strong in the Face of Fear, Jon Johnston, 1990, SP Publications, p. 89
  • Naturist Club Ingrid Norton in Rand Daily Mail, Johannesburg
  • Right From Wrong Thomas Sowell, Creators Syndicate, quoted in Reader's Digest, March, 1993, p. 178
  • Between Two Truths Between Two Truths: Living with Biblical Tensions, Klyne Snodgrass, 1990, Zondervan Publishing House, pp. 11-12
  • Openness Against the Night, Charles Colson, Page 84
  • Tolerance Against the Night, Charles Colson, p. 93
  • Impossible Without Faith In God Georgia Anne Geyer, Bits & Pieces, September 17, 1992, pp. 23-24
  • Guide On Sexuality For Lutherans Source unknown
  • United Methodist Church On Homosexuality Copyright 1992 by Media Management, P. O. Box 21433, Roanoke,VA.
  • Marriage Quotes Christianity Today, 9-16-91, p. 48, from George Barna, The Barna Report: What Americans Believe, 1991
  • Relativism Charles Colson, Jubilee, April, 1988
  • I Didn't Say Anything Senator Dan Coats, Imprimis, Vol. 20, #9, Sept., 1991
  • Board Room Policy Dan Miller, Chicago Daily News, July 29, 1970
  • Marriage Quote Source unkown
  • What Happened to Conscience? Source unknown
  • A Small Handprint On The Wall Source unknown
  • The Meanest Mother in the World Source unknown
  • I Loved You Enough Erma Bombeck, from "Forever, Erma," quoted in Reader's Digest, March 1997, p. 148
  • Godly Mothers Our Daily Bread, May 8
  • I Wish I Were A Bear Source unknown
  • The Greatest Are Those Unknown Morning Glory, January 8, 1994
  • A Mother's Influence Source unknown
  • Duties Of A Married Woman Family Survival in the American Jungle, Steve Farrar, 1991, Multnomah Press, pp. 113-114
  • Had I Been Joseph's Mother Prodigals and Those Who Love Them, Ruth Bell Graham, 1991, Focus on the Family Publishing, p. 69
  • The Greatest Preacher Source unknown
  • Sketches of Jewish Social Life Our Daily Bread, May 11
  • An Extra Three Months Signs of the Times, May, 1992, p. 6
  • Marriage Quote Washington Irving
  • Prayer Of A Mother Charles Spurgeon
  • Mother's Love Source unknown
  • My Mother Source unknown
  • Grandma Reminisce, premiere issue, 1991, pp. 46-7
  • What Mother Does Source unknown
  • Common Challenges of Mothers From And Then I Had Children, Susan A. Yates, Wolgemuth & Hyatt
  • Working Moms 51%. U.S. Census Bureau Current Population Survey, reported in American Demographics, 12/88.
  • Homemaker Richard Kerr quoted in Homemade, Feb. 1989
  • Dollar Value of a Housewife's Work Source unknown
  • Susannah Wesley's Rules For Raising Children Source unknown
  • Marriage Quote Sources unknown
  • Spiritual Roots Today in the Word, MBI, January, 1990, p. 23
  • Mother's Sacrifice "Bits and Pieces, June, 1990, p. 10
  • The Blessings of a Mother Source unknown
  • Rest In Peace Source unknown

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