I honestly can’t come up with a theory that explains this result. Having two incomes means managing the household is more stressful? Doubles the jealousy quotient? Makes both spouses feel less committed to the marriage? Heck if I know.
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
A Maryland university official has been suspended for signing a petition to allow the voters to decide whether to restore traditional marriage. (more…)
40% of births last year were out of wedlock. Almost half of the next generation is starting out in an environment of dysfunction and diminished opportunity.
Meanwhile the total birth rate is at the lowest ever recorded.
In more important news, in some states a handful of gay guys and lesbian ladies can’t get legally married.
Same-sex attraction can be very Mormon.
The First Circuit has struck down DOMA because of Constitutional law dating back to 1973.
The courtesy and friendship the couple have shown during courtship are vital on their wedding night. The first night requires nearly perfect courtesy, consideration, and, in many cases, a gentle sense of good humor. They must be the very best of friends on this first occasion when they are able to begin to know one another completely. They may be ill at ease, even awkward, and would do well to smile at their awkwardness. Each must remember that the other person is vulnerable to embarrassment. And, they must realize that the greatest passions of marriage lie ahead, to increase over the years through experience and growth.
Based on the reaction of the fashionistas to a crucifix in a jar of urine or an image of the Virgin Mary decorated with elephant dung and photographs of naked lady parts, one might naively conclude that art has lost all its power to shock. This would be a profoundly wrong conclusion.
His Majesty: “Given the teenage penchant for rebellion, this could actually increase interest in marriage. But probably not, given that marriage is much harder work than camping out in a business district and heckling rich people.”
A lot of grief and misunderstanding could have been avoided if Luke hadn’t latched onto Obiwan as a father figure before meeting the real thing. I can’t tell you how painful it was to have a former close friend first work to turn my wife, and then my son, against me; then come after me with a light saber, forcing me to divide and conquer in self-defense, when I was theretofore completely uninterested in trying to settle old scores.