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Out of the mouths of babes... ::

A bunch of great quotes from kids illustrating wisdom and some the ‘secret’ of marriage.

Source: Perspective Vol10 No2 © Perspective 2002

Out the mouths of babes… In the context of talking about trusting God far more than all the founts of human wisdom, I quoted the following (true) ‘wise’ reflections on life by young children:

Patrick age 10—Never trust a dog to watch your food.

Hannah, age 9—When your Dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’ don’t answer.

Michael, age 14—Never tell your Mum her diet’s not working.

Taylia, age 10—When your Mum is mad at your Dad, don’t let her brush your hair.

Armir, age 9—You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.

Naomi, age 15—If you want a kitten, start out, by asking for a horse.

Alyesha, age 13—When you get a bad report at school, show it to your Mum when she’s on the phone.

Different group of kids, different questions, but some great one liners to drop into a wedding sermon or perhaps when preaching on one of the ‘marriage’ passages in Scripture:

The secret of marriage?
Alan, age 10—You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. If you like sport, she should like it that you like sport, and should keep the chips and dip coming.

What do you think your mum and dad have in common?
Lori, age 8—Both don’t want any more kids.

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?
Derrick, age 8—You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.

When is it okay to kiss someone?
Pam, age 7—When they’re rich.

Is it better to be single or married?
Anita, age 9—It’s better for girls to be single – but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.

How would you make a marriage work?
Ricky, age 10—Tell your wife that she looks pretty – even if she looks like a truck.

Neil Atwood is the webmaster for Perspective and the Associate Minister at Toongabbie Anglican Church, Sydney.

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