A newlywed couple wanted to join a church. The priest told them, "We >have special requirements for new parishioners. You must abstain from >sex for one whole month." > > > >The couple agreed and after two-and-a-half weeks returned to the Church. >When the priest ushers them into his office, the wife is crying and the >husband 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 sex. Then 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 had my way with her right then and there." >admitted the man shamefully. > > > >"You understand this means you will not be welcome in our church," >stated the priest. > > > >"We know." said the young man, hanging his head. "We're not welcome at >Home Depot any more either."