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  • The Only Approved Garments...wedding parables pt 14

    And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his...
  • Meghan's big bridal surprise! Bride wears a pure white silk gown by [tr]

    05/19/2018 5:14:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 156 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 19, 2018 | Siofra Brennan
    Meghan Markle has surprised everyone by wearing a wedding dress designed by Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller after months of speculation liking her to other designers, such as Erdem. The bride-to-be stunned onlookers this morning as she stepped out of her car wearing the classic silk gown in pure white with a 15st veil embroidered with flowers of the Commonwealth, after predictions she'd chosen a heavily beaded gown. The veil is made from silk tulle with a trim of hand-embroidered flowers in silk threads and organza, while the look was completed by a Cartier bracelet and earrings and a Queen Mary...
  • Nickels, Dimes and Family Size

    05/16/2018 2:05:50 PM PDT · by Coleus · 38 replies
    the diocese of scranton ^ | 02.23012 | Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D.
    A few years ago, I spoke with a young man preparing to get married. His aunt told him that she thought he and his fiancée were too financially-strapped to have a child, and that it wouldn’t be fair to bring up a baby in poverty. Keenly aware of his joblessness and his minuscule bank account, he concluded she was probably right. The young man and his fiancée were ready to tie the knot in a few months and they expected that she would be at the infertile phase of her cycle around the time of their honeymoon, so they would...
  • Go Love A Man...wedding parables pt 6

    Then said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine. So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley: And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee. For the children of...
  • Bride whose arm was bitten off by crocodile gets married days after attack

    05/07/2018 5:02:20 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Jamie Fox (right) puts a ring on the the hand of Zanele Ndlovu, whose arm was ripped off while canoeing days before her wedding day. (Nkosizile Ndlovu) A woman whose arm was torn off by a crocodile wasn’t going to let a lost limb get in the way of her wedding -- and she managed to walk down the aisle just days after the gruesome attack. Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, got married to Jamie Fox on Sunday at Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where she’s recovering from the crocodile attack, The Sun reported. ... The...
  • U.S. Episcopal Church bows to gay pressure, deletes ‘husband and wife’ from marriage liturgy

    05/02/2018 6:44:52 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 2, 2018 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Church of England is torn over plans by the The Episcopal Church (TEC) in the United States to efface the terms “husband” and “wife” – as well as references to “procreation” – from its marriage liturgy. The change is meant to make the church’s marriage ceremonies more “gay-friendly.” Gay and lesbian Episcopalians have complained that the language of the current liturgy is offensive and exclusionary. The move prompted a critical response from Church of England Secretary General William Nye last October, strongly urging the TEC to reconsider. The letter threatened to cut ties with the U.S. church if it...
  • The Bride/Harlot theme in Revelation...wedding parables pt 3

    … Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden...
  • Will Cupich “Accompany” Reluctantly Divorced Spouses?

    04/25/2018 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Rush Insitute ^ | March 19, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Cardinal Cupich has been holding seminars on implementing Amoris Laetitia. These “New Momentum Conferences” will “provide formative pastoral programs.” I wonder whether these seminars will include anything for reluctantly divorced persons. No one else seems to be doing anything for abandoned spouses. Perhaps Cardinal Cupich and his friends will step up to the plate.The public, including many Catholics, has the impression that no-fault divorce allows two sensible and mature adult people to agree to end their marriage. We imagine that the state must not interfere in this mutual decision. No one should cry over the spilt milk of a “dead...
  • Ivana Trump thinks Vanessa will ‘have a problem’ finding a new man

    04/21/2018 3:33:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 67 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | April 21, 2018 | Dana Schuster
    Despite having divorced Donald in 1992 after he infamously cheated on her with Marla Maples, Ivana and “The Donald,” as she affectionately calls him, have remained close. “We speak every month,” said the 69-year-old whose book “Raising Trump,” is out in paperback May 1. In fact, it was Ivana — the mother of Donald’s children Donald Jr., 40; Ivanka, 36; and Eric, 34 — who called the president in March to inform him that Donald Jr.’s wife, Vanessa, was filing for divorce. “Of course, he was not happy,” said Ivana. Modal Trigger Vanessa Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivana Trump...
  • Too Many Men [India/China Gender Imbalance]

    04/18/2018 12:17:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Simon Denyer and Annie Gowen
    cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India. The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching: Beyond an epidemic of loneliness, the imbalance distorts labor markets, drives up savings rates in China and drives down consumption, artificially inflates certain property values, and parallels increases in violent crime, trafficking or prostitution in a growing number of locations.
  • Woman goes broke attending 20 weddings in 4 years

    04/17/2018 5:20:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    UK Sun ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jenny Francis
    “We’re engaged!” The phrase can cause excitement … or fear. Once the joy wears off after hearing your pals are getting hitched, you realize your bank ­balance is about to take a massive hit. Georgina Childs, 30, has had enough of forking out as a result of being a wedding guest… The PR account manager from Essex, England, got herself into £2,000 (almost $2,900) of debt and had to move back in with her with her parents after attending 20 weddings and 12 hen dos (bachelorette parties) in four years.
  • A Good Man Is Still Hard to Find

    04/06/2018 7:07:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 142 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    Women have been complaining since the original Adams family was evicted from the Garden of Eden that "A good man is hard to find." Despite radical feminist mockery of the very idea of manliness, that men are natural sexual predators, most women -- with very few exceptions -- still want one. The #MeToo movement has nevertheless changed a lot of things in the wake of the sexual harassment-scandal season. One of them is the regard in which men are universally held by women. It often seems we're back to the '80s, when there was a similar assault on the idea...
  • Gamma male syndrome: Why even liberal women aren’t attracted to liberal men

    04/02/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 63 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 31 March 2018 | Luis Miguel
    What constitutes attractiveness? Apparently, not liberalism. Liberal men find themselves in a strange predicament: they’re less enticing to even the die-hard feminists they’re constantly trying to please. Science has a say on the issue. A study published earlier this year by political scientist Rolfe Daus Peterson found that conservatives of both genders are generally more attractive than their liberal counterparts. As expected, the left-leaning researchers concluded the politics stem from the looks: attractive people feel good about themselves and, as a result, are less inclined to social programs that help the needy. Despite the talk by p**sy hat-wearing women calling...
  • Marriage Proposals Are Stupid

    03/27/2018 6:18:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 23, 2018 | Carolione Kitchner
    The marriage proposal is one of the most ritualized moments in modern American life. Growing up, many girls are instilled with a specific idea of how it should go: He’ll take us somewhere romantic—we’ll have no idea what’s happening—he’ll get down on one knee—we’ll start crying—he’ll pop the question—we’ll immediately say yes. It should be magical. But for a lot of heterosexual couples, the proposal—as movies portray it, as many millennial women have internalized it—doesn’t reflect the kind of modern, egalitarian relationships many women want today. Whom to marry is among the most important decisions most people will ever make...
  • Don't stop dating other men until your boyfriend proposes, says self-styled 'Get the Ring' [tr]

    03/23/2018 6:36:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 191 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 23, 2018 | Siofra Brennan
    A relationship expert who describes herself as the 'Get the Ring Coach' has revealed why women looking for marriage should refuse to date men on an exclusive basis - until they propose. Love and Relationship Coach Sami Wunder, who is based between the UK and Germany, used the same trick herself when she first met Chris, now her husband, by refusing to stop dating other people until he popped the question. Nine months later he did and now they have been happily married for five years and have a son, while Sami has been responsible for 95 proposals in two...
  • I'm in an Open Marriage . . . but We're Not Sleeping With Anyone Else

    03/22/2018 2:28:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | March 21, 2018 | Anjali Sareen Nowakowski
    I'm in an open marriage. Well, to be simultaneously more and less specific: I'm in a nonmonogamous marriage. An "open" marriage, in the nontraditional world, means that the couple may be having sex with other people but with no emotion involved. In contrast, in a "polyamorous" relationship, it means the couple is having sex with others and may also be having full-fledged relationships with others.
  • Clinton Tumbles Down the 'Marriage Gap'

    03/20/2018 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT HAS BEEN nearly 17 months since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, yet she can't seem to stop talking about her defeat, or all the culprits she holds responsible.She was at it again in India last weekend. Answering a question about the 2016 election, she portrayed Trump supporters as primitives motivated by racism, misogyny, and hatred of immigrants. "Make America Great Again" was a pitch to American bigots, Clinton said — to voters who "didn't like black people getting rights . . . don't like women getting jobs . . . don't want to see that Indian-American succeeding." That...
  • Catholic college won’t defend student threatened with gay rape for defending marriage

    03/19/2018 8:12:00 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    Catholic college students are threatening, harassing, and targeting a Resident Advisor (RA), including with a cartoon depicting him being anally raped, for posting a bulletin board affirming Catholic teaching on marriage. “I couldn’t even go brush my teeth for several nights without facing a mob in my hallway,” the RA, Michael Smalanskas, told LifeSiteNews. Providence College, where this is taking place, is run by the Dominican order’s Province of St. Joseph – well-known in most places for its orthodoxy. However, in response to repeated vandalism of the bulletin board and other student employees threateningly congregating outside the Catholic RA’s door...
  • Adam Rippon May Be Getting A Reality Show — Why His “15 Minutes” Aren’t Up

    03/14/2018 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | March 14th 2018 | Sarah Quinlan
    Adam Rippon is back in the news, this time from rumors that he is producing a reality show with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The news is likely to ruffle some feathers, as Rippon has become a polarizing figure — perhaps unfairly. Rippon, 28, is a 2018 Winter Olympics athlete and medalist. He received significant attention for being one of the first openly gay athletes to represent Team USA at a Winter Olympics and the first openly gay male athlete to win a medal in a Winter Olympics. But throughout the Olympics, it seemed as though Rippon made headlines just...
  • Why More Men Than Ever View Marriage as a Bad Deal

    03/10/2018 7:18:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 429 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/09/2018 | John Hawkins
    Over the last few decades, we’ve seen a revolutionary change in the way marriage works in America. In your great-grandparents’ heyday, relationships were more about raising a family and making a living than love. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t any love involved; it just means the motivations were often a little different than they are today. Women wanted to get out from under the same roof as their parents and have kids. When a woman found a decent man who treated her well and seemed like he could provide for her and her children, that was often enough of a...