A young couple wanted to join the church, the priest told them, 'We
have a special requirement for new member couples. You must abstain
from sex for one whole month.'
The couple agreed, but after two-and-a-half weeks returned to the
Church. When the priest ushered them into his office, the wife was
crying and the husband was obviously very depressed. 'You are back so
soon...Is there a problem?' the priest 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 priest 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. However, the third week was unbearable. We tried cold
showers, Prayer, reading from the Bible....anything to keep our minds off
One afternoon my wife reached for a can of paint and dropped it.
When she bent over to pick it up, I was overcome with lust and I just had
my way with her right then and there. It was lustful, loud, passionate
sex. It lasted for over an hour and when we were done we were both
drenched in sweat,' admitted the man, shamefacedly.
The priest lowered his head and said sternly, 'You understand this
means you will not be welcome in our church.'
'We know.' said the young man, hanging his head, 'We're not welcome
at Homebase, either.'