As their wedding day approached, a young couple grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other.
The groom-to-be decided to ask his father for advice. “Father,” he said, I’m concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancee very much, but I have smelly feet. I’m afraid that my future wife will find them, and me, disgusting.”
“No problem,” said his father, ‘All you have to do is wash your feet as often as possible and always wear socks, even to bed.”
The young man thought this sounded like a workable solution.
Likewise, the bride-to-be decided to take her problem to her mom. “Mom,” she said, “when I wake up in the morning my breath is truly awful!’
Her mother advised, In the morning, get straight out of bed, head for the bathroom, and brush your teeth. Don’t say a word until you’ve brushed them-not a word.”
The bride-to-be thought the suggestion was certainly worth a try.
The loving couple was finally married in a beautiful ceremony. Not forgetting the advice each had received-he with his perpetual socks and she with her morning silence-they managed quite well.
About six months later, shortly before dawn, the husband woke up horrified to discover that one of his socks had come off during the night. Fearful of the consequences, he frantically started searching the bed. This, of course, woke his bride. Without thinking, she blurted out, ‘What on earth are you doing?”
”Oh no! ” he gasped as he recoiled in shock. “You’ve swallowed my sock!
Hot Illustrations for Youth Talks 4 – Wayne Rice