by Steve Jones

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Help, I Married the Wrong Person (3 of 4)
Series: Imperfect Love
Steve Jones
I Samuel 25:1-42

Introduction: One woman said to her friend "Isn't your wedding ring on the wrong finger?" Her friend replied "Why, yes it is. I married the wrong man!"

I'm in a sermon series entitled "Imperfect Love" because that's what most of us experience in this life. We've talked about divorce. We've talked about overcoming a bad beginning in marriage. Today I want to talk about what happens when we think we might have married the wrong person.

We might feel that way because we married someone who doesn't share our faith and that difference is causing friction in the marriage – that's a pretty common problem. We might have the same faith but differing levels of commitment. Or it might be that we're just incompatible with the person we married and we can't take it anymore!

One person said that when dating they always look at prospective marriage partners and ask "Is this the person I want to annoy for the rest of my life?"

One woman went shopping and the sales clerk said "Cash, check or charge?" As the woman fumbled for her wallet the sales clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. She asked "Do you always carry your TV remote?" The woman replied "No, but my husband refused to come shopping with me and I figured this is the worst thing I could do to him legally." At least she kept it legal.

ILLUSTRATION: For some reason Tami has taken a liking to the TV show "Snapped." Each episode focuses on an average woman who suddenly "snaps" and kills her husband. The other night it was about a preacher's wife who "did in" the preacher and got five years in prison. I looked over at Tami and she had a tear in her eye. I said "I know why you're troubled, honey, and I agree. Five years for killing her preacher-husband just isn't ...

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