Illustrations


Illustration: Marriage

Illustration: Marriage

Forty-four percent of Americans ages 20 to 69 believe marriage is not necessary in order to have a committed, fulfilling, life-long relationship, reports a Zogby/AOL poll. Marriage Savers’ president Mike McManus finds the number shocking. He says, “People who are married live longer, they’re healthier, they’re happier; they’re wealthier. A man who’s single, for whatever reason, will live 10 years less than a married man; a woman, about four years less.”

Illustration: Sin

Illustration: Sin

In the devotional book My Heart -- Christ’s Home Through the Year, Rick Ezell wrote this: “In his book Fuzzy Memories, Jack Handey writes: ‘There used to be this bully who would demand my lunch money every day. Since I was smaller, I would give it to him. But then I decided to fight back. I started taking karate lessons. But then the karate lesson guy said I had to start paying him five dollars a lesson. So I just went back to paying the bully.’"