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A minister had just finished giving a lecture on marriage
at the local community center when he was approached
by three couples. Impressed by his presentation, the
couples asked if they could join his church.
"Are you married?" The minister inquired of them.
Each couple assured him that they were, and again, asked if they
could become members of his congregation.
"Well, I am impressed by your sincerity," the minister
"But I need to know that you are serious about your commitment
to spiritual discipline. So to prove this, you must pass a test."
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"We'll do anything."
All three couples insisted.
He explained, "Then here is your test. You must
practice total abstinence from marital intimacy for
The couples agreed and left, promising to return at
the end of that time.
Three weeks later, the three couples met the minister
in his study at the church.
"I'm glad to see you again." The minister
Turning to the first couple, he asked, "Well,
how did you two do?"
"We've been married for almost thirty years."
The husband answered.
"So it was no problem."
"Splendid!" Exclaimed the minister.
"Welcome to my church."
Then he looked towards the second couple and asked them how they
had done with the test.
"Well I must admit it wasn't easy."
Explained the wife, "You see we've only been married for
five years, so we were tempted, but we didn't give in and I'm
happy to say we lasted the whole three weeks."
"Good for you!" The minister responded with a smile.
"Welcome to my church."
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The minister then turned to the third couple, who were newlyweds.
"And you?" He asked gently.
"How did you do with the test?"
"Well pastor, I can't lie to you."
The husband began, "We were both doing okay until this morning
right after breakfast when my wife bent over to pick up a box
of cereal she'd dropped on the floor. We both reached down to
pick it up at the same time and our hands touched. Suddenly, we
were so overcome with passion that we gave in to our desires right
then and there!"
"I appreciate your honesty." The minister
said to the couple.
"But you did fail the test, and I'm afraid I
just can't let you come to my church."
"That's okay, pastor." The man answered.
"We aren't allowed back in that supermarket anymore
By Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.
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