A newlywed couple wanted to join a church. The pastor told
Them, "We have special requirements for new
Parishioners. You must abstain from sex for an entire month."
The couple agreed and, after two-and-a-half weeks, returned to
The church. When the Pastor ushered them into
His office, the wife was crying, and the husband obviously was very
"You are back so soon...Is there a problem?" the pastor
Inquired. "We are terribly ashamed to admit that we
Did not manage to abstain from sex for the required month," the young
Man replied sadly.
The pastor asked him what happened.
"Well, the first week was difficult; however, we managed to
Abstain through sheer willpower. The second week
Was terrible, but with the use of prayer, we managed to abstain. The
Third week, however, was unbearable. We tried cold
Showers, prayer, reading from the Bible, or anything to keep our minds
Free of carnal thoughts.
But one afternoon, my wife reached for a can of paint and
Dropped it. When she bent over to pick it up, I
Noticed that she didn't have panties on and I was overcome with lust and
I had my way with her, right then and there,"
Admitted the man, shamefacedly.
"You understand this means you will not be welcome into our
Church," stated the pastor.
"We know," said the young man, hanging his head.
"We're not welcome at HOME DEPOT anymore, either."