What follows are fifteen things I learned as a young married man. Polly and I married in July, 1978. We recently celebrated our forty-first wedding anniversary. What were some of the lessons you learned as a young married person? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.
- Love doesn’t pay the bills.
- If you put gas in your car, it won’t run out.
- The balder the tire, the more you will need to use your car jack.
- A spare tire is of no use if it’s flat.
- You will have to teach your wife to drive a stick shift, check the oil, start the car with a screwdriver, and change a flat tire.
- Children change everything.
- If you pay the light bill, you will always have electricity.
- Living across the street from your in-laws is not a good idea.
- It is not a good idea to quit your job before you have found a new one.
- Having sex in a car is not as much fun as the movies say it is.
- Driving too fast is a sure way to get speeding tickets — lots of them.
- If you write a check with no money in the bank, it’s going to cost you.
- Guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils die.
- It’s a miracle any couple stays married.
- Giving substantial sums of money to the church is not a good idea when you can’t pay your bills. Contrary to what preachers say, Jesus will not provide.
About Bruce Gerencser
Bruce Gerencser, 62, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 41 years. He and his wife have six grown children and twelve grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist. For more information about Bruce, please read the About page.
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