More are single than married!

     Did you know that the majority of Americans are single? That’s right! For the first time in our history, married people are in the minority. Thankfully our businesses and churches have adapted. Right? Doesn’t your church spend as much on it’s singles ministry as it does on the married ministry? Single parents are solicited through advertising and word of mouth. Special effort is made to mentor children from broken homes. The singles conference each year is well attended and well funded. A divorced person is met with open arms. We hate what divorce has done in our society and we realize that it is our responsibility to encourage and support. We have extra service times because alot of single parents have to work shift work. The counseling center provides groups on divorce survival and parenting. The light in the community is your church! Isn’t this how it is for you! If not, let me know. 

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Trip Review

What a joy! We had a great trip> The aquarium was nice and the braves won. Yes, we had some bumps and bruises, a flat tire and locked the keys in the car….but also visited with former singles and met their children (Mark and Amy Hoffman-Jeff Balliage). My brother brought friends from B’ham. Linda and Sheryl came over from Savannah. Good fellowship. Many shared stories of loss of loved ones through divorce and end of life. Support of one another. Good stuff!

Atlanta Trip

Hello! We are leaving in a few minutes for our road trip to Atlanta. Ten of us (ages 6-80+) in a van for 5 hours. It is a great opportunity to share time and life experiences. We are meeting others from B’ham, Savannah and Atlanta there. We will tour the aquarium and go to a Braves game. Sunday morning we will worship at North Atlanta Church of Christ. Yes, Gas cost $4 a gallon and things are expensive. But fellowship is priceless!!!!Have a great week!

Understanding Women

here it is from a woman’s viewpoint: Women want:

Someone who will “have their back” in times of crisis. A shoulder to cry on. Romance. Honesty- even if it puts you in the doghouse. Own up to it! Be home, not with friends or work all the time. Don’t worry about why I buy shoes….Don’t criticize our movies (watch quietly). Applaud me if we go canoeing, scare myself and get sunburned. I’m trying.

Harley says women need affection, conversation, family commitment, financial support and honesty and openness.

Ok, men. You now know all about women. You have it made!!!!!!!!!!!!

Understanding MEN

     Ladies….Here it is! Everything you need to know to understand how to relate to a man. Occasionally, there is an exception and I know many of you are looking for THAT man but they are few and far between and not appreciated by the rest of us.

     Men are SIMPLE! We want an attractive mate. We will love her as she is (but only the parts that were there when we met). We want her to admire us. Tell us how manly we are (handsome, strong, smart). We are looking for someone to help around the house (balance the checkbook, cook a little). We need someone who shares our hobbies (football-our team, not yours….fishing- we can bait your hook but only if you wear makeup…..canoeing (yes, you will get VERY wet). We don’t like your hobbies. Sorry! Don’t understand romance novels (don’t understand romance…..don’t want to read about it). Don’t want to do arts and crafts unless we are painting the house (don’t want to do that either but it’s an investment). And (after marriage-this is a Christian site) we want to have sex.

     There you are! I just saved you hours of seminar time (How to understand men) and dollars on self help books.

     But, what about being a Godly husband and father to family? To your church? To the community? Yes, we can do that. It’s a great investment. But we need you to understand and support us!

****the disclaimer-this is a HUMOROUS look at men. Understanding Women will be next week******