by Jim Henry

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Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
CT 506309, Program 183

Series on "The Real Woman"
Proverbs 31:10, I Peter 3:1-6

I believe that every woman who gets married has the desire in her
heart to be that special, only person for the man that she marries.
I've been marrying people for 25 years, and have never seen a couple
come for premarital counseling who didn't believe that they were going
to be married to each other for the rest of their lives. They
believed in each other, loved each other, and they were planning - not
for five or ten years, or until the contract ran out, but for a
lifetime. In spite of that, divorce came along for many of them.
I'm told that one of every two marriages ends in divorce at present.
I don't believe that most couples want that. I believe that every
woman wants to be the irreplaceable woman. Yet, we live in the
context of a society which does not encourage that at all.
Someone handed me a copy of one of our popular magazines. Let me read
you some of the titles, and you can understand why in our culture it
is so very difficult to follow biblical principles. Here are some:
- "When a Woman Makes Marriage Her Sole Occupation Here's What Can
- "Why Being Too Good is Bad For Your Marriage."
- "Can't Help Loving That Married Man."
This is just a sample of what we're hearing today, and it does not
encourage a long-lasting marriage. To the contrary. Yet, I believe
that every woman wants to be that special, irreplaceable kind of
person in her man's life.
Dr. E. J. Daniels tells about a person who was going to visit in an
institution where people were under treatment for emotional problems.
He said as they walked down the hall, they saw a man sitting, head
buried in his hands, moaning: "Oh, Suzie, Oh Suzie, Oh Suzie!" They
asked what was wrong with him, and the explanation was tha ...

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