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Repost from The Romantic Vineyard on Marriage

on August 9, 2012

Tom and Debi Walter write at The Romantic Vineyard. They can see parallels to caring for your marriage in many everyday situations- and the Olympics are giving them lots! Keep on reading after you finish this article. There’s lots to “drink in” at the Vineyard!

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It was bound to happen. Olympians are, after all only humans. But oh, to be the one to whom it happens–embarrassing to say the least!

German Diver, Stephen Feck slipped as he was launching off the board and ended up flopping flat on his back. Ouch! The crowd erupted with laughter. Stephen lost a couple of toenails which surely hurt, but certainly not as painful as the humiliation of such a dive.

He will be remembered as the one who scored perfect zeroes at the Olympics. Sadly, he withdrew himself from the competition because he was in too much pain. You can watch the video at NBC’s Olympic website. They are shutting down all unauthorized videos which are sure to go viral.

Why is it our natural tendency is to rejoice when someone messes up? Is it because it makes us feel better? Or that even a well-trained athlete…

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