We were recently talking to a newly married couple from our old church. That reminded us of our experience of being the only young married couple in a small congregation. This is the tale of three brothers from church. (note: I think this is funny, please laugh)
Scene 1– before the wedding
Brother#1 was driving my fiancée and my cousin the 6 hour drive through the prairies. Fiancee mentions that he is interested in using B.#1’s cabin for our honeymoon.
Brother#1 is thrilled! He is innocent (clueless) about much of life and is really excited to be able to help out.
“You could stay in this bedroom. Or that one… ” and he continues to gleefully describe all the bedrooms in the cabin that we could use.
My cousin is dying of embarrassment. She is not thrilled.
Scene 2- a month after the wedding
We are in church for the first time since we got married. Brother#3, a sports fan, greets me while new husband is putting away chairs.
“So, what did you do on your honeymoon?”
“Umm. We went hiking lots.” I turn red.
“And what else did you do?”
“Ah. We went to C_____ one day.”
He looks disappointed. “And then what did you do?”
“Well, we had campfires.”
“and then what?”
I was running out of things to say.
“We practiced kissing” I said.
He turned red.
Scene 3– several months later
We were over at brother #2’s house for supper. He and my aunt often do counselling together when, without warning, he flipped into counselling mode.
We were setting the table when he looks at us and asks,
“How is your sex life?”
Now, I understand he likes to research and his research said that a couple’s sex life was a barometer of their relationship. I believe he was applying engineering principles and troubleshooting to see if we were doing ok.
We’re doing just fine 😉