Frayed - Part 1 (2 of 4) by James Merritt

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Frayed - Part 1 (2 of 4)
Series: The Knot
James Merritt
1 Peter 3:1-6

Introduction

1. Most every couple that gets married discovers there is good news and there is bad news about getting married. The good news is after the wedding there is the honeymoon. The bad news is after the honeymoon there is the marriage. If your marriage is anything like mine, then you cannot only remember the first fight you ever had with your spouse, but you probably remember it happened a lot quicker than you thought it would. It was like cold water being thrown in your face, because you realize that hardly anybody gets married and lives completely, totally, continuously, happily ever after.

2. The vast majority of marriages have at least some conflict. Only 16% of couples who are married report little conflict. 22% of married couples say they have a lot of conflict. 60% say they have a moderate amount of conflict. In other words, over 8-out-of-10 marriages report some level of conflict.

3. That really shouldn't surprise anybody for one simple reason - no two people are exactly alike. Everybody is different in some way and the greatest differences of all are between men and women. As you know ships and boats are always characterized as being female. Recently, a group of computer scientists, who were all male, announced that computers should also be referred to as ''female.'' They gave the following reasons:

No one but the creator understands their internal logic

The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else.

Even your smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later retrievable.

As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.

4. However, another group of computer scientists who were all female have given reasons why computers should be referred to as ''male.'' These were their reasons:

They have a lot of data, but are still clu ...


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