Family Secrets, #2

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A FAMILY

John 13:31-35

(Mother's Day)

                                     

          We are continuing a series of sermons which we are calling FAMILY SECRETS. What are the secrets of building strong Christian families? We are looking for both principles and examples to help us as we seek to build better families.

          Someone has made a collection of the thoughts of children about romance. They call it:  "Kids say the darndest things . . . about love":

          What do most people do on a date?  "On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for the second date." (Mike, age 10)

          When is it okay to kiss someone?  "You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." (Jim, age 10) 

          Kelly, age 9, has her own ideas on this subject. She says, "Never kiss in front of other people.  It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours."

          The great debate:  is it better to be single or married? "It's better for girls to be single but not for boys.  Boys need somebody to clean up after them!"  (Lynette, age 9)

          Concerning why lovers often hold hands: "They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they paid good money for them." (Dave, age