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  • I Can’t Stop Bashing My Husband to Other Moms, and I’m Sorry

    06/18/2016 11:57:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 179 replies
    We four women are well into our second drink at the bar when the war on men begins. “ … So he walks in ten minutes before the guests are supposed to arrive, still in his gym clothes, and asks if there’s anything he can do,” says my friend, a Long Island stay-at-home mother of three. “The table’s already set, the kids are already in bed, so I just tell him to get ready. And where do I find him five minutes later? Munching on the apps!” “Oh my God, at least he asked to help,” sniffs another mom. “My...
  • A post Satan did not want published? In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men

    11/03/2014 7:36:12 AM PST · by Salvation · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-02-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A post Satan did not want published? But Here it is anyway: In These Dark Days, the Church Needs Her Men to be Men By: Msgr. Charles PopeThis is a post that Satan apparently did not like. When I posted it last Thursday, the Server of the Archdiocese (literally) burnt up within an hour or two of posting. And while things are slowly coming back online, the post you are about to read could not be found in the archive file, anywhere. Thanks be to God some intrepid readers (at had saved the post which I had not had...
  • Holy Husbands: A Heavenly Gift

    06/15/2013 2:18:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | June 14, 2013 | FR. ED BROOM
    “Be holy as your heavenly Father is holy.” These words of Jesus, taught in the context of the Sermon on the Mount, is a universal command! This must be carried out according to one’s specific vocation of life.What are some specific ways in which men who have chosen the married state can live out this universal call and command to be holy as our heavenly Father is holy?In this short essay we will focus on the Husband’s relationship to God and his wife. Once married, the hierarchy of importance for the married man must be the following order: God, wife,...
  • Alpha Women, Beta Men (breadwinner role reversals)

    11/29/2011 1:01:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies · 3+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Ralph Gardner, Jr.
    After dropping off their children at their East Side private school one morning, Betsy and another mother shared a secret. “It was one of those things where you circle around each other,” Betsy remembers. “I assumed they had a pretty conventional marriage.” By that she means, as with most of the other families at the school, the other woman’s husband was a chest-beating breadwinner who set off for Wall Street each morning in his Town Car to bring home the six- or seven-figure bacon. Or, alternatively, both husband and wife slaved away at medium-to-high-powered jobs, neglecting their children, to pay...
  • More than 40 per cent of Turkish women abused by husbands

    02/12/2009 10:02:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies · 677+ views
    m & c ^ | 2/12/09 | Europe News
    Ankara - More than 40 per cent of women in Turkey have been physically or sexually abused by their husbands, according to a survey released Thursday by the Prime Minister's Office. Only a fraction of victims 'slapped, pushed, punched, choked, burnt or threatened or attacked with a weapon such as a knife or gun' ever report the abuse to authorities, the Department for the Status of Women said in a press release accompanying the survey. The survey showed a clear income divide with just under 50 per cent of women in low income households reporting to have been physically or...
  • A Fatherly Kind of Love [The Prodicgal Son] 9Ecumenical]

    06/14/2008 1:34:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 189+ views ^ | June 14, 2008 | Heidi Bratton
    A Fatherly Kind of Love June 14th, 2008 by Heidi Bratton I happened across a quote the other day that captures perfectly my experiences of fatherhood. The quote is from a small book titled, Radical Hospitality; Benedict’s Way of Love, by Fr. Daniel Homan and Lonni Collins Pratt. In describing a friend of theirs named Joe, the authors said, “He knew not the name of intimacy, but the meaning.” Joe, they said, “probably could not have articulated the meaning of hospitality, but he knew how to pour you another cup of coffee. You would leave Joe’s company feeling taller, stronger,...
  • Doug Giles: The 10 Commandments for Husbands

    04/14/2007 1:15:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies · 2,584+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4/14/07 | Doug Giles
    I hate to sound like some religious nut job here—but I really felt (sort of) for certain that God gave me, and me alone, the 10 Commandments for Husbands, last Wednesday while I was watching American Idol. “God inspired you to write this?” you say. Yep, God did. The way I’m almost certain it was maybe God speaking to me is that every time He speaks to me about something (and it’s pretty often), I begin to smell WD40, packing popcorn begins to fall from the ceiling of my trailer house, and then a voice begins speaking to me in...
  • Warning to elderly women: dump your husband now

    01/29/2007 3:03:33 AM PST · by Cardhu · 74 replies · 2,303+ views
    The Asahi Shimbun ^ | 01/29/2007 | Staff
    Warning to elderly women: dump your husband now 01/29/2007The Asahi Shimbun An award-winning health-care leader has this message to elderly women: living with your husband is bad for your health. A research project conducted by Koichiro Fujimoto of the Ehime General Health Care Association showed that elderly women living with their retired husbands had almost twice the risk of dying than women living by themselves. "There are many elderly men who depend on their wives for much of their daily lives, and the presence of the husband is a physical and emotional burden on the wife," said Fujimoto, who...
  • Cases of Battered Husbands Growing in Kingdom (Saudia Arabia)

    08/24/2006 1:48:18 AM PDT · by tessalu · 10 replies · 523+ views
    Arab News ^ | August 24, 2006 | Staff
    JEDDAH, 24 August 2006 — With an aim of tackling a growing phenomenon of husbands suffering violence at the hands of their wives, the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has opened a new file to deal with women who trouble men, reported the Al-Madinah newspaper. According to the NSHR, cases of wives beating their husbands are growing; this year alone the human rights body has dealt with 23 cases. The NSHR now fears that the problem may grow to an uncontrollable level. Many of the men involved in the cases say they are subjected to both physical and mental...

    07/10/2006 3:22:46 PM PDT · by FARS · 37 replies · 2,970+ views
    antimullah ^ | 7/09/06 | unknown
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  • Brothers of the unpopped question

    04/25/2006 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies · 2,710+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | April 25, 2006 | LEONORA LAPETER with Matthew Waite and researcher Angie Drobnic Holan
    Twenty-five years ago, most men in the Tampa Bay area married by age 35. But since 1980, the number of never-married men 35 to 55 has jumped sevenfold. ST. PETERSBURG - On the eve of his 50th birthday, Robert Mendenhall was trying to decide whether to spend the big day with someone new or with his ex-girlfriend. She had held his interest the longest: eight months. Mendenhall, who works in regional sales for a roofing and window company, hangs out with half a dozen never-married men in their late 40s and early 50s. They are successful at their jobs, keep...
  • Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5

    04/17/2006 9:59:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies · 571+ views ^ | 04-17-06 | Jim Curley
    by Jim Curley Other Articles by Jim Curley Opening Our Hearts to Ephesians 5 04/17/06 It has a reputation as a hard teaching; Ephesians, Chapter 5 — you know, that passage which many preachers dodge or avoid, (either because they can’t figure out what it means, don’t agree with St. Paul, or are afraid of backlash from the congregation). Yes, I am talking about “let women be subject to their husbands…” (Eph 5:22). We need to contemplate and embrace St. Paul’s teachings on marriage, and this is part of it. In This Article...Seeking UnderstandingOthers of SignificanceDignity and Service Seeking Understanding First,...
  • America Supports You: Group Eases Financial Burden for Patients, Families

    07/25/2005 5:53:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 523+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 25, 2005 | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2005 – A group based here at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here has stepped forward to help families of wounded servicemembers with expenses to stay in the area while their loved ones recover in this high-cost area. Out of concern for the overwhelming number of family members of war-wounded servicemembers showing up at the hospital's doorstep needing financial assistance, the Walter Reed command asked the Walter Reed Society to help. "So on March 19, 2004, we created the Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Family Support Fund," said retired Army Sgt. Maj. Daniel J. Bullis, the society's...
  • Teambuilders revisit family deployment program (USMC Families)

    07/07/2005 4:36:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 465+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | July 7, 2005 | Cpl. J.R. Stence
    MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C. (July 6, 2005) -- “All that she knows is that daddy is fighting the bad guys. She wants to go and fight the bad guys so daddy can come home. To hear a four-year old say that is enough to break your heart.” Carley’s daughter, Isabela, has been without her father, Staff Sgt. Robert Jacobson, since he deployed to Iraq with Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 approximately six months ago. And, six days before he left, his wife bore his firstborn son, Xander. The Jacobsons’ occupy a rare place in American society, but within the...
  • Blow to machismo as Spain forces men to do housework

    04/08/2005 11:09:19 AM PDT · by iceemonster · 82 replies · 2,180+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | April 8, 2005 | Giles Tremlett
    Spanish men will have to learn to change nappies and don washing-up gloves under the terms of a new law designed to strike a blow at centuries of Latin machismo. The law, due to be passed this month, is likely to provoke a revolution in family affairs in a country where 40% of men reportedly do no housework at all. It will oblige men to "share domestic responsibilities and the care and attention" of children and elderly family members, according to the draft approved by the Spanish parliament's justice commission. This will become part of the marriage contract at civil...
  • Domestic violence in the Quran

    02/15/2005 7:45:39 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 222+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 14, 2005 | James Arlandson
    Does the Quran permit husbands to hit their wives, or not? Summer Hathout is a prosecutor in Los Angeles, an activist for women’s rights, and a Muslim. She denies that Islam promotes domestic violence, concluding in her short article: To those of us who know Islam and the Quran, violence against women is so antithetical to the teachings of Islam that we look at those who use our religion against us as misguided, misinformed or malevolent. On the other hand, Saudi television aired a talk show that discussed this issue. Scrolling three-fourths of the way down the link, the readers...
  • A few Ha-Has for the Distaff side of FR.

    12/05/2004 10:10:24 AM PST · by SandRat · 91 replies · 2,409+ views
    Mrs. SandRat | UNKNOWN | UNKNOWN
    WOMAN'S PERFECT BREAKFAST She's sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee. Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box. Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week. Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl. And her ex-husband is on the back of the milk carton. WOMEN'S REVENGE "Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. "So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No, she replied, but my...

    10/13/2004 11:27:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies · 795+ views
    The Covenant Family Fellowship ^ | 1673 | Richard Baxter
    (Excerpted from Chapter VIII. of this English Puritan's manual on family life, "Christian Economics," found in his book A Christian Directory, which was first printed in 1673 and reprinted by Soli Deo Gloria in 1990.) by Richard Baxter He that will expect duty or comfort from his wife, must be faithful in doing the duty of a husband. The failing of yourselves in your own duty, may cause the failing of another to you, or at least in some other way as much afflict you, and will be bitterer to you in the end, than if a hundred failed their...
  • Girl weds dog to break 'evil spell'..(How often has this happened to you?)

    05/26/2004 10:08:57 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 116 replies · 237+ views
    BBC news ^ | May 26 2004 | BBC news
      Girl weds dog to break 'evil spell'A nine-year-old tribal girl in eastern India has married a stray dog as part of a ritual to ward off an "evil spell" on her, Indian newspapers have reported.The girl, Karnamoni Handsa, had to be married quickly because she had a tooth rooted to her upper gum, which is considered a bad omen by her Santhal tribe in the remote village of Khanyhan, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Calcutta. (9,243 miles from BOSTON) "Members of the village jury asked us to get her married to a dog or to face the bad...
  • Your Spouse Could Be a Space Alien (Where can I find one?)

    03/18/2004 6:32:06 PM PST · by DeFault User · 96 replies · 686+ views
    The old saying about men and women being from different planets isn't always a joke: You may really be married to someone from outer space! "As many as 5 million aliens are living in the United States after taking on human form," says Dr. James Kune, a physicist and former government UFO expert. "They're evenly split between male and female, and most of them are married though childless. "My research has determined that the average person has a 50-50 chance of being married to one." Dr. Kune says he has researched human-alien marriages for the past 10 years and uncovered...
  • Woman sentenced for reading e-mail of husband's ex-wife

    10/21/2003 3:07:34 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 10 replies · 240+ views ^ | 10.21.03 | associated press
    <p>DENVER, Colorado (AP) -- A judge sentenced an Arizona woman to 60 days home detention for intercepting her husband's ex-wife's e-mail, saying the penalty is a warning to others who might be tempted to do the same.</p> <p>"Privacy is still a cherished value," U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch said in sentencing Angel Lee, 28, of El Mirage, Arizona.</p>
  • Saddam "makes wives spy on husbands"

    09/02/2002 3:37:12 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies · 400+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | September 2 2002 | Khaled Yacoub Oweis/Reuters
    LONDON (Reuters) - President Saddam Hussein makes wives spy on their husbands and sows religious hatred in a way that will be hard to mend even if he is overthrown, according to the commander who once directed Iraq's psychological warfare programme. Major General Saad Obeidi said the United States, which is seeking Saddam's ouster, was facing an intelligent foe who made Iraqis mistrust each other and encouraged division between Shi'ites, who make up around 65 percent of the people, and the rest of the population, which includes Saddam's Sunni sect. "Saddam has transformed a significant part of Iraq into a...
  • Wave of husband killings in Iran

    07/08/2002 7:14:10 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 29 replies · 213+ views
    Clymer News Network ^ | July 8, 2002
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Married at age 13 to a man 18 years her senior, Ferdows was the wife that Iranian society expected her to be: obedient, and silent, despite the beatings and humiliation.</p> <p>But after 30 years of marriage, she had had enough. She arranged to have her husband, Hedayat, killed, authorities say.</p>