The Billy Graham Rule

Someone has written – This is how to find your wife, even in the busiest of supermarkets.  Follow these four simple instructions, for the technique never fails.

#1 – Have a look around at all of the shoppers, then walk up to the prettiest gal in the entire store.

#2 – Say to her, “Excuse me, can you help me?  I cannot see my wife, and I know that she’s here in the supermarket somewhere.  Can you just talk with me for a couple of minutes?”

#3 – The pretty lady will ask: “Why?”

#4 – You reply: “Because every time I talk to a beautiful woman, my wife suddenly materializes out of thin air.”

This past month came the news that Billy Graham’s grandson (Rev. Tullian Tchividigan) had to resign his position as senior pastor of the prestigious mega-church, Coral Ridge Presbyterian, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The minister said that his wife had an affair, and in response, he sought comfort in a (female) friend and their relationship turned “inappropriate”.  It was his famous evangelist grandfather who made what  became known among clergy as The Billy Graham Rule – a man should never be alone with a woman that is not his wife.  Too bad that grand-kid didn’t listen to his grandpa.