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  • How Strong Women Like Amy Coney Barrett Submit To Their Husbands With Joy: Leftists are attacking SCOTUS nominee ACB for having a view of marriage entirely in keeping with a proper reading of scripture.

    10/05/2020 7:47:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/05/2020 | Matthew Cochran
    Now that Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court is official, leftists everywhere are casting aspersions at the wall to see what sticks. A few early favorites include condemning her for adopting children or expressing outrage that Republicans would push for a nomination when Democrats don’t control the outcome.The most interesting smear, however, regards feminine submission — an apparent teaching of Barrett’s faith group, People of Praise. It’s silly to suggest that submission holds back women when your example is being considered for one of the highest offices in the United States. But silly or not, it does...
  • The WEIRDest People in the World Review: Marriage Story

    10/04/2020 1:14:48 PM PDT · by Wuli · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal - Review of Books ^ | October 2, 2020 | Christopher Levenick
    "We may think that the culture of a society or civilization grows out of a variety of forcessocial, political, historical, even biological. But what if culture is itself a potent force, one that, in part, shapes the others? Culture, Joseph Henrich writes, can and does alter our brains, hormones, and anatomy, along with our perceptions, motivations, personalities, [and] emotions." .............. .............. "In the academic literature, societies that trace their origins to Western Europe are referred to as Weird: Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic." .............. .............. "In his telling, the qualities that make up Weird-ness did notas many historians and...
  • Half Million Homes Are Gay Marriages 5 Years After Ruling

    09/17/2020 12:30:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    The survey revealed noticeable economic differences between male couples and female couples, as well as same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. Same-sex married couples had a higher median income than opposite-sex married couples, $107,210 compared to $96,932. In same-sex marriages, though, male couples earned more than female couples, $123,646 versus $87,690. According to the survey, same-sex married households were more likely to be in the workforce than opposite-sex married households, 84.6% compared to 80.4%.
  • New Smart Thermostat Automatically Sets Temperature To Whatever Your Wife Wants

    09/12/2020 4:50:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 10, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.Pioneering smart thermostat company Matrimostat announced a brand-new thermostat that will automatically set the temperature to whatever your wife wants. The Matrimostat 2000 uses advanced quantum technology to identify your wifes temperature preference before she even mentions it --often before she even knows it! says CTO Ted Shmarmanarf. Its a lot more challenging than it sounds. Research showed that many women dont know what they want until at least an hour after they wish it had already happened, so the thermostat had to be able to accommodate for that. "Now this is one smart thermostat." Shmarmanarf says that the solution...
  • Bill that expands marriage ceremony privileges headed to Pa. Senate

    09/09/2020 2:59:04 PM PDT · by lightman · 25 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 9 September A.D. 2020 | Hannah Kanik
    The Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a bill that expands the state marriage statute to allow citizens to perform marriages. Current state laws show that a religious leader, judge or mayor has the ability to marry people. Representative Larry Farnese sponsored Senate Bill 833 that would allow citizens to perform marriage ceremonies after taking 120 hours of education on planning and performing civil ceremonies. This move is aimed at creating more flexibility for couples amid the COVID-19 pandemic who are having less traditional weddings. Pennsylvanias marriage statute is extremely limited in who may perform these ceremonies, and there are even fewer...
  • Footage of wedding fight sees bride 'brawling in dress on rugby pitch'

    09/07/2020 7:19:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    WalesOnline ^ | 7 SEP 2020 | Cathy Owen, Lucy John
    The rugby club has issued a statement after an incident took place outside its clubhouseA rugby club has condemned the behaviour of wedding guests involved in an alleged fight outside its clubhouse, which apparently saw a bride and other guests brawling on the pitch. Footage of the incident outside Penlan RFC in Swansea has been widely shared on social media. In the clip 90 second clip, a group of people appear to be coming to blows on the rugby pitch at night while those in the melee swear loudly. Onlookers shout "phone the police" a number of times and...
  • Michelle Obama on marriage: I wanted to push Barack out of the window

    09/07/2020 12:17:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2020 | Elizabeth Rosner
    Michelle Obama explained that at times she wanted to push Barack out of the window during the most recent episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast. The former first lady, who will celebrate her 28th wedding anniversary with husband Barack Obama next month, spoke candidly about the up and downs of her marriage with guest Conan OBrien. There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window. And I say that because its like, youve got to know the feelings will be intense. But that doesnt mean you quit, she said. And these periods can last a long...
  • Half of Singles Dont Want a Relationship or Even a Date

    08/27/2020 10:56:53 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 181 replies ^ | Aug 21, 2020 | Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
    A just-released report from the Pew Research Center sends a dagger straight through the heart of a popular mythologythe one that insists that what single people want, more than anything else, is to become coupled. So untrue. The findings, based on a national, random sampling of nearly 5,000 adults in the U.S., showed that 50 percent of single people are not interested in a committed romantic relationship and they are not even interested in a date. Another 10 percent want nothing more than casual dates. About a quarter of single people, 26 percent, would be interested in casual dates or...
  • History of Contraception in the Protestant Church: How Protestants Learned to Love 'The Pill'

    08/26/2020 3:20:25 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Bound 4 Life ^ | Allan Carlson
    In constructing his evangelical family ethic, [Martin] Luther placed emphasis on Genesis 1:28: “Be fruitful and multiply.” This living-together of husband and wife—that they occupy the same home, that they take care of the household, that together they produce and bring up children—is a kind of faint image and a remnant, as it were, of that blessed living together [in Eden]. Luther knew that the contraceptive mentality was alive and well in his own time. He noted that this “inhuman attitude, which is worse than barbarous,” was found chiefly among the well born, “the nobility and princes.” Elsewhere, he linked...
  • Latest Marriage Data Suggests Dark Future For America If Things Dont Change Fast

    08/24/2020 4:52:24 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 53 replies ^ | AUGUST 20, 2020 | By Tim Goeglein and Craig Osten
    The future of our nation is at risk if we don't take action to reverse the damage that has been done to marriage, family, and parenting in 21st-century America. Perhaps the most important document to come out of the U.S. Senate this year was released last month, and while a report on President Donald Trumps tax returns, another COVID-19 relief package, or infrastructure legislation likely would have gotten major media attention, this important document flew under the radar. The report, titled The Demise of the Happy Two-Parent Home and produced by the Social Capital Project of the Joint Economic Committee...
  • Marriage: A Sacrament or Contract?

    08/20/2020 1:55:37 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 2012 | Howard Kainz
    The Norwegian novelist, Sigrid Undset (1882-1949), baptized a Lutheran but raised by agnostic parents, and who emerged from a difficult seven-year marriage at age thirty-seven, converted to Catholicism in 1924. In 1928, she received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shortly after, a priest in Oslo asked her why, even before her conversion, she had referred to marriage as a sacrament in her novels of medieval Norway, although for a Protestant marriage is only a contract. She replied that this would require a rather lengthy explanation, and she offered the explanation in an essay published in an Oslo Catholic magazine, Credo,...
  • How Protestantism Redefined Marriage

    08/19/2020 1:50:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 37 replies
    HuffPost Religion ^ | Jul 2012 | Bethany Blankley
    Early Christians in the first through third century understood marriage to be a union between one man and one woman created by God as a consummated partnership described in Genesis 2. Early Christian leaders, such as the Apostle Paul, explained that marriage was more than just a union between two people. It was an act of worship that pointed to Christs sacrificial relationship with the church (Ephesians 5). Therefore, marriage was not about a contract or a financial engagement as had been the custom for centuries prior, but a sacred union that should reflect Gods love. Christ turned the accepted...
  • Why Men Cheat

    08/18/2020 1:48:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 99 replies
    All Pro Dad ^ | BJ Foster
    "The greatest and most challenging test for any man is to romance and pursue the same woman for a lifetime." In my opinion, the best movie about Vietnam is We Were Soldiers starring Mel Gibson. He plays lieutenant colonel Hal Moore who commanded the first major battle of that war known as the Battle of Ia Drang. Surrounded and facing overwhelming odds, Moore and his soldiers withstood the onslaught for a week. One of the things Moore credits as a reason for the success was the love and devotion the soldiers had for one another. However, equally as important, was...
  • Massachusetts Town Legalizes Polygamy Using Same Arguments For Gay Marriage

    07/21/2020 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 21, 2020 | Katy Faust and Stacy Manning
    Every argument supporting gay marriage—‘Love is love,’ ‘we deserve equal protection under the law,’ and ‘we’re not harming anybody’—also supports group marriage. The Massachusetts town of Somerville has become the first in the nation to legalize polyamorous relationships. It’s evidence of the slippery slope social conservatives warned would follow legalizing gay marriage.Polygamy was the obvious evolution of redefining marriage. After all, every argument supporting gay marriage—“Love is love,” “we deserve equal protection under the law,” and “we’re not harming anybody”—also supports group marriage.Somerville’s legal recognition of polyamory came about on June 25 while the city council was changing its domestic...
  • Why Pornography is the Greatest Threat to Today's Church

    07/08/2020 3:28:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    Pure Life ^ | 2017 | Steve Gallagher
    If it is true that one out of every five men sitting in Americas pews is saturating his mind with the evil images of pornography, how does this effect the overall level of godliness in the Church? It seems that the general urgency to live a consecrated life is at an all-time low. Self-centered living seems to have replaced true sacrificial love. A hunger for God has been exchanged for a lust for entertainment. While the Church is weathering a fierce spiritual onslaught from without, the godly character needed for this battle rots within. I believe in the Church Triumphant....

    07/03/2020 8:54:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    healthygeorge ^ | MARCH 17, 2020
    JUAN WILLIAMS AND SUSAN DELISE WILLIAMS 42 YEARS Juan Williams is a popular name and face thanks to his work on Fox News. Williams happens to be one of the co-hosts on The Five. He has been married to Delise Williams for over forty years! The pair walked down the aisle in 1978. Delise is rather low-key, but she has made an appearance and a statement now and then. She even appeared in a show of Fox and Friends to do a demonstration of preparing crab legs!
  • Love Note

    06/30/2020 5:48:15 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 4 replies
    email | 6/30/2020 | unknown
    A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, "I've had it and have left you...don't bother coming after me" Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. After a short while the husband comes home and she could hear him in the kitchen before he comes into the bedroom. She could see him walk towards the dresser and pick up the note... After a few minutes he wrote something on it before picking up the phone and calling someone... "She's finally gone...yeah I know, about bloody time, I'm coming...
  • Census: Married People Less Stressed, Their Kids Better Educated During Coronavirus Shutdowns

    06/29/2020 11:24:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 29, 2020 | Christos A. Makridis and Wendy Wang
    Married parents were about 20 percent less likely to be depressed than unmarried parents, and they spent more time home-educating their kids, during coronavirus lockdowns. Worry and stress rose to a historic high during the Covid-19 panic, at least since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, according to recent survey evidence from Gallup. Parents of young children had an added responsibility of teaching their children while schools and daycare were closed.Compared with parents who handled these alone, married parents spent more time teaching their children at home, according to an early June survey from the Census Bureau that tracks Covid-19s effects...
  • What is an Annulment and How Does it Differ From Divorce?

    06/10/2020 11:34:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 06-09-20 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Posts Posted on June 9, 2020 What is an Annulment and How Does it Differ From Divorce? There are some today who speak of annulment as “just another name for a Catholic divorce.” However, this is not correct. An annulment (more technically described as a “Declaration of Nullity”) is a recognition by the Church, based on evidence, that what may in fact have seemed to be a marriage, was not due to some intrinsic flaw at the time the vows we exchanged. A marriage may have been a civil marriage entered into in good faith by one or both...
  • U.S. Interracial Marriage Statistics

    06/08/2020 9:57:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Credit Donkey ^ | 01/04/2018
    17% of married couples today are interracial. This wasn't the case just 50 years ago, though. Richard and Mildred Loving helped make it possible with their sacrifice and willingness to fight. Courtesy of Tullio Saba via Flickr Interracial Marriage How many new marriages are interracial today?The number of interracial marriages has increased 5 times since 1967. Today, approximately 17% of married couples are interracial. How many couples that are still married today are interracial?1 out of 10 every married people, or 11 million people, are married to someone of a different race than themselves. What percentage of African Americans marry...