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  • Church of England's Archbishop of York says gay sex is OK if in ‘committed, stable, faithful relationships'

    01/29/2023 9:05:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/29/2023 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Church of England’s Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, responded to pressure to answer whether homosexuality and same-sex marriage are sinful by saying the CofE's new stance on the issue is that it's OK, as long as couples are in "committed, stable, faithful relationships," adding that same-sex married couples will be "welcomed fully into the life of the Church, on their terms."This comes on the heels of the denomination’s recent decision not to officiate same-sex marriages but to offer blessings for same-sex couples in civil partnerships within its churches.BBC Radio Four’s William Crawley asked the archbishop whether the CofE’s recent...
  • Meddling Parents Hire Dating Coaches for Their Grown Children

    12/28/2022 6:43:39 AM PST · by karpov · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 23, 2022 | Rachel Wolfe
    Parents who give their grown children a gym membership at Christmas risk a recriminatory, What are you saying, Mom? So does surprising them with offers to pay for dating coaches and matchmakers. Two years ago, Kelli Kaku’s mother bought her the $797 online course, “Fall in Love by Christmas.” Ms. Kaku, 34 years old, was blindsided. “I was like, ‘I’m trying!’ ” said Ms. Kaku, a seventh-grade teacher who had moved back home to Fresno, Calif., at the time. She agreed to the course, mostly because she didn’t want to waste her mom’s money. Dating coaches say pandemic lockdowns and...
  • Has anyone else experienced a trauma bond?

    12/09/2022 5:05:02 PM PST · by tiredofallofit · 75 replies
    Imagine this. You meet a charming man with whom you seem to have an instant connection. This man constantly flatters you, praises you, and makes you feel like you are on top of the world. He gives you gifts, he treats you to fancy meals, and he seems so attentive to all of your needs. You quickly open up to him, sharing with him your deepest desires and dreams. Perhaps you even feel like you are sharing with him secrets about your life that you have not shared with anyone else. You appreciate how he listens and how he seems...
  • Non-woke dating site, backed by Peter Thiel, launching soon

    09/02/2022 5:46:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Breck Dumas
    Conservative dating app 'The Right Stuff' was founded by Trump officialsSNIP A new dating app called The Right Stuff is set to go live late this month and promises to be a non-woke alternative for conservatives seeking a date with someone who shares their values. The Right Stuff was co-founded by former Trump administration officials John McEntee, Daniel Huff and Isaac Stalzer, who found from their dating experiences in Washington, D.C., and New York City that it was difficult to find other conservatives on traditional dating apps. Then a conservative female friend of McEntee's mentioned that her girlfriends were frustrated...
  • The Love We Have to Give

    08/31/2022 8:38:19 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 2 replies
    Yanke Academy ^ | 8/9/2022 | Patrick Yanke
    The Love We Have to Giveby Patrick Yanke While hiking with my son, I met a new friend. I met him in a tough circumstance… he was stuck high on a hiking trail. He was a senior citizen with a bucket list who had bitten off more than he could chew. My son and I felt privileged to be able to help him down the mountain. It was an act of love. It was what he needed in that moment.What is love? It is a giving of ourselves to another as a sacrificial offering. We deny something of ourselves so...
  • CNN exec Zucker’s ouster shows peril of hiding work romance

    02/06/2022 8:11:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | February 6, 2022 | By MAE ANDERSON
    NEW YORK (AP) — For all the potential peril of a workplace romance, the most common source of trouble, experts say, is allowing it to remain a secret. A case in point was this week’s abrupt ouster of longtime CNN chief executive Jeff Zucker, who said he was ’’wrong” in not being upfront with the network about a consensual relationship he was having with another executive. Zucker is hardly alone in finding love at the office. About a third of U.S. workers say they are in a workplace relationship or have been in one — and the trend has been...
  • Enabling China's Mass Surveillance System: How an American organization is helping tyranny

    08/22/2019 7:37:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/22/2019 | John Glynn
    In the 18th century, Jeremy Bentham, an English philosopher, jurist, and social reformer, introduced the idea of the Panopticon, a disciplinary concept brought to life in the form of a central observation tower placed within a circle of prison cells. Each cell is flooded with light, which creates an environment in which prisoners are under constant watch. Even if no guard is on duty, a prisoner will always feel as if they are being watched. Bentham described it as “[a] new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind.” The Panopticon is the optimal prison; it enables an unprecedented...
  • Who lives in the Swamp?

    10/30/2021 12:15:23 PM PDT · by arthurus · 17 replies
    The Caucus Room ^ | October 29,2021 | Bob Kufert
    Who lives in the Swamp? You can’t make this stuff up! HERE’S A WHOLE LIST OF THE ANIMALS, AND CREATURES, AND BLOOD SUCKERS WHO LIVE IN THE SWAMP!!! YOU’VE SEEN SOME OF THE NAMES BEFORE. BUT MANY ON THE LIST YOU HAVEN’T SEEN OR KNOWN ABOUT BEFORE – AND IT’LL SURPRISE YOU, OR MAYBE IT WON’T…
  • Don't roam around the country with a man that's not your husband: a lesson of the Gabby Petito case

    09/20/2021 8:02:05 PM PDT · by karpov · 132 replies
    September 20, 2021 | me
    A woman marries a man when she trusts him and expects to have a lifelong relationship with him (and vice versa). If a woman has not reached a level of trust and commitment with a man to make him her husband, she should also not roam around the country with him. When a young woman is murdered, it is often because she is leaving a boyfriend. She is especially at risk if she is far away from family and friends. What I have written would have been considered common sense 60 years ago but is now attached as judgmental or...
  • Vanity post- feel good story about relationships- ‘We heard a faint tapping’: Goose finds injured mate at wildlife hospital, waits outside door

    07/16/2021 4:18:37 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 30 replies
    WBTW ^ | July 16, 2021 | MissEdie
    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (WPRI) ─ An unexpected visitor at a Massachusetts wildlife hospital Wednesday gave the phrase “through sickness and health” a whole new meaning. The story begins with a Canada goose named Arnold. Arnold and his mate, according to Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable, have lived on a pond near the facility for several years. But on Tuesday, staff members noticed Arnold began walking with a limp and kept falling over. After catching him and bringing him inside, the wildlife hospital discovered Arnold had two open fractures on his foot. “Our best guess is that a snapping turtle or other...
  • If Your Partner Ever Says These 20 Things, You Should Break Up

    06/18/2021 5:56:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 114 replies
    https://www.bustle.com ^ | Updated: Dec. 11, 2020 | By Carolyn Steber
    While you might think it'd be easy to spot the signs it's time to break up with someone, it isn't always crystal clear. And this is especially true in emotionally abusive situations. If your partner is trying to control or manipulate you, it can create an atmosphere where even the biggest deal-breakers in a relationship suddenly seem normal. But if you keep an eye out for red flags — including the types of things toxic partners say that often point to underlying character flaws — you can start deciding if the relationship is truly working for you. The moment one...
  • Romantic relationships mitigate effects of trauma on alcohol use among college students

    04/22/2021 6:48:32 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    Medicalxpress.com ^ | April 22, 2021 | Brian McNeill
    Students who have been exposed to interpersonal trauma—physical assault, sexual assault or unwanted sexual experiences—prior to college are more likely to engage in risky alcohol use. But romantic relationships mitigate these effects of trauma on a student's drinking behavior, according to a new study led by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.
  • The Trinity - 1 Yet 3 - Makes Human Family-Love-Relationships Possible

    01/30/2021 10:37:02 AM PST · by JAG 5000 · 19 replies
    The Trinity is all about Love. The Trinity is heart-warming. It is the Trinity that makes human loving family relationships possible , , , but first let is "get the math out of the way." All orthodox Christians are Trinitarians, that is, we believe there is one God who exists in three Persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.. Unfortunately many people get bogged down in the seemingly mathematical contradiction involved in 1 yet 3. Forget trying to solve the 1 yet 3 thingy -- that's impossible to solve. Why? Because there is nothing on this earth comparable to 1...
  • How Birth Control Messes Up Mutual Attraction

    12/14/2020 7:44:30 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | December 10, 2020 | Kathleen Taylor
    For many women on birth control, it’s pretty obvious that it has effects beyond simply preventing pregnancy. After all, birth control side effects are common, and some are more obvious than others. On the less obvious front is the possible effect of birth control on mutual attraction. That’s right: hormonal birth control can actually change who you’re attracted to—and who’s attracted to you. Now, before we unpack that mind-blowing assertion, I’m going to tell you a joke. What did the boy monkey say to his three favorite girl monkeys? Nothing; because his three favorite girl monkeys were injected with Depo-Provera....
  • Masks Are Another Way To Control Society Through Isolation

    12/03/2020 9:21:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 3, 2020 | Stella Morabito
    Mask scolds have been monomaniacal about this virus as if there is no other way to die. What they don’t seem to understand is that this is no way to live.Those of us who are unsettled by mask mandates often cite the loss of freedoms as the reason behind our concerns, but that doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story. Mask mandates are not just dehumanizing in the context of today’s society, preventing us from reading the faces of others. There is yet another level of dehumanization. Getting “used to” masks suggests something more spiritually sinister: a Borg-like facelessness...
  • 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...
  • Why do humans prefer to mate in private?

    08/07/2020 4:03:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Phys.org ^ | August 5, 2020 | Bob Yirka
    Yitzchak Ben Mocha, an anthropologist with Zürich University, has conducted a study of human procreation habits as part of an effort to understand why humans prefer to mate in private. In his paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, he describes his analysis of other studies that involved human sexual practices, among other things. Anecdotal evidence suggests that human beings generally prefer to mate in private—but why? And why is it so rare? Other than humans, only one other species has demonstrated a preference for privacy during mating: Arabian babblers.
  • If We Don’t Stop It, Marxism Will Annihilate The American Way Of Life

    07/07/2020 9:28:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 7, 2020 | John Andrews
    If we’re inclined to glide past the Marxist fingerprints all over America’s current turmoil, assuming its ideas will flare up for a while and then burn out, we’re not paying attention. American institutions have stoked the coals of Karl Marx’s destructive ideology, fanning its flames until his notions have consumed our cultural pillars.Far from being forgotten and irrelevant, Marx’s ideas pervade key institutions, from universities and schools, to mass media and popular entertainment, to major corporations and medicine, to the arts and sciences. They’ve even seeped into many churches and seminaries. Of course, they also define the Democratic Party, Joe...
  • Why can't a glamorous mid-life woman like me find a decent man? Despairing divorcee, 58, has auditioned countless suitors... with comically disastrous results

    06/10/2020 4:16:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 124 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2020 | Sue Reid
    Kim Thompson clutches a piece of paper in her well-manicured hands. On it she has written the names of boyfriends she met while dating online. She talks me through the list. First, there was complicated Chris, followed by Ben who was a disappointment in bed, and strange Tim who had a habit of talking non-stop about his collection of Hornby toy trains. Then there was the property developer who took her out for dinner, slopped spaghetti down his front and told Kim on their first date how much he liked sex. There are lots of others, too, whom she came...
  • HGTV Show House Hunters Features A ‘Throuple’ For First Time

    02/14/2020 10:04:58 AM PST · by Mozilla · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/14/20 | Marlo Safi
    The HGTV show House Hunters featured its first “Throuple”, or polyamorous couple, on its show Wednesday night. A “Throuple” is a relationship made up of three people. In this case, two women and a man named Lori, Geli, and Brian. The couple has two children, who are biologically related to Brian and Lori. In the episode, the trio describes their ideal home as one that has a three-car garage, a master bedroom that fits three people, and room for the two children. While looking at a house’s kitchen, Lori remarked on its size as a “couple’s kitchen, not a throuple’s...