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  • 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 · 174 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 ^ | 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 · 400 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...
  • Florida’s other new minimum age law has nothing to do with guns

    03/10/2018 3:42:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Hot ^ | March 10, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Most of the Florida news this week (aside from Florida Man, of course) has dealt with the state raising the minimum age for purchasing most long rifles to 21 and the immediate NRA lawsuit which followed. But there’s another bill which has passed the legislature and been sent to the Governor’s desk, and it also deals with questions of minimum age. This one covers marriage. If signed into law, this legislation will impose significant restrictions on marriage for anyone under the age of eighteen. (Boston Globe) A woman who was 11 when she was forced to marry her rapist has...
  • We need to talk about sexual assault in marriage

    03/09/2018 4:08:27 PM PST · by Pollster1 · 85 replies ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Anonymous
    Eight years into our marriage, sitting in a therapist’s office with my husband, I mustered all my courage and said my deepest, darkest truth: “When we have sex, I feel like I’m being violated.” The unwanted sex at times made me sick: Once I had to run straight from bed to the bathroom, where I retched into the toilet. I spared him and the therapist that detail. My husband shrugged and, staring ahead with more indifference than disdain, replied, “She’s always so melodramatic.” . . . I acquiesced. At the time, it didn’t feel like a choice; it felt inevitable....
  • Women are giving guys 'man-gagement' rings — a move that holds major significance

    03/07/2018 11:37:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2018 | Maggie Parker
    Ed Sheeran has been wearing a ring on THAT finger, but it’s not what you think it is. It’s simply a “man-gagement” ring. People noticed the wedding band-style accessory about two weeks ago, and he has since addressed it. “I never saw why men didn’t wear engagement rings,” Sheeran, 27, told British talk show Lorraine. “Cherry made it for me herself out of silver clay,” he said of his new ring, which was handcrafted by his fiancée, Cherry Seaborn. “I really like it.” Nothing’s changed since he proposed: “We didn’t get secretly married, no,” he clarified on Australia’s The Kyle...
  • What in the Name of Minnie Pearl is Wrong with Country Music?

    03/06/2018 7:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 178 replies ^ | March 6, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    One of country music’s most powerful executives, says gun-toting, Bible-clinging fans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are no longer welcome. The controversy started when the Country Music Association triggered a massive outbreak of microaggressions after they appointed Huckabee to the board of its charitable foundation. Huckabee has been a longtime supporter of music education so his appointment to a charitable board that supports music programs for young people was a perfect fit. However, a mob of social justice warriors, led by openly gay country music executive Jason Owen, protested – calling Huckabee’s appointment “grossly offensive” and “heartbreaking.” “This man...
  • A Pastoral Plan for Marriage and Family Is Unveiled

    03/05/2018 7:51:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 71 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-04-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Pastoral Plan for Marriage and Family Is Unveiled Msgr. Charles Pope • March 4, 2018 • Sunday at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, with hundreds of invited married couples, Cardinal Donald Wuerl presented the Archdiocese of Washington’s pastoral plan to more fully implement Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. The complete text of the plan is available here and additional resources can be found on this website: purpose of the pastoral plan is to achieve the overarching goal of Amoris Laetitia, which is to strengthen marriage and family. It emphasizes effective marriage preparation, support for married couples, marriage enrichment,...
  • Son called me today thing about proposing to his sweet heart

    02/27/2018 7:43:29 PM PST · by cazmandeuce · 156 replies
    Wow, my 25 year old boy called tonight to talk about asking his girlfriend to marry him. First, I had a feeling this conversation was coming based on what I could tell from what I saw from their relationship over the last year. They have been dating for over a year now, both in their PHD program, and I can tell they are soul mates. Oh my. Second, that's my first son. Is he ready.... My little buddy is thinking about such grown up stuff. Any parents going through the same stuff? Oh, they grow up so fast.......
  • Miami Catholic school did the right thing (Firing Lesbian Teacher who "got married")

    02/12/2018 10:24:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/12/2018 | By Matt C. Abbott
    Once again, the left is expressing outrage over "politically-incorrect" Catholic teaching and practice. From the Miami Herald: First-grade teacher Jocelyn Morffi lost her job at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School on Thursday, the day after she returned from her [same-sex] wedding [sic] in the Florida Keys[.] ... After judges in Florida lifted the state's ban on same-sex marriage [sic] in 2015, Archbishop Thomas Wenski sent a memo to employees reminding them of the Archdiocese of Miami's policy.  All employees, including school teachers, are considered church representatives and are expected to abide by Catholic teachings, the memo said.  Any conduct 'inconsistent' with...
  • SC legislators’ bill defines marriage, and everything else is a ‘parody marriage’

    02/19/2018 3:48:01 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 42 replies ^ | 02/19/2018 | By Noah Feit
    COLUMBIA, SC — The day after Valentine’s Day, six South Carolina legislators introduced a bill to the House that would amend the definition of what constitutes marriage in the Palmetto State. The “Marriage and Constitution Restoration Act” was introduced Feb. 15 and would draw a line between what its sponsors deem is “marriage” and what is considered “parody marriage.” According to the bill, “ ‘parody marriage’ means any form of marriage that does not involve one man and one woman. ‘Marriage’ means a union of one man and one woman.”
  • Russian Patriarch: The Ideal of a Young Life Should Be Starting a Family

    02/19/2018 11:41:14 AM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 4 replies
    eMaxHealth ^ | Feb 19 2018 - 2:36pm | Lena Kirakosyan
    This is a very good message by the Russian Patriarch Kiril. I wish more and more church leaders talked about this and encouraged our youth about the sacredness of a family. Speaking during a sermon Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the Orthodox youth by saying that, "The creation of the family should be every young person’s goal," RIA Novosti writes. "This, of course, is not the only goal anyone has during their lives. But this is a special ideal for people who clearly understand that the creation of a family, the birth of children, and their education...
  • Lesbian couple surprise each other by proposing at the same time

    02/16/2018 8:30:02 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 15th February 2018 | Tracy Ollerenshaw
    A US couple got an incredible surprise when they proposed to each other at the same time. Tori, from Texas, had been plotting with her girlfriend's mum to pop the question, not knowing girlfriend Berkley was doing the same. "She basically set us up," the 20-year-old fine arts student told Newsbeat. A video of the surprise proposal has gone viral, with 4.8m views at the time of writing. They've been together for a year and Tori tells us it's the first gay relationship either of them has been in. "Berkley's family are our biggest supporters but my family have had...
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! And Now, “The Most Excellent Way”

    02/14/2018 7:06:02 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 5 replies ^ | 2/4/20181 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I believe that the one most revealing, the most essential characteristic of our Creator is love. By His love He made us, and because of His love He redeemed us. We are closest to His nature and what He created us to be when we are living our lives according to His idea of love. He also told us that His entire law can be summed up with one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” What does that mean? What does it mean to love your neighbor as you love yourself? First of all, who is our “neighbor?” Most of...
  • Marriage license kiosk opens up at Vegas airport in time for Valentine's Day

    02/13/2018 3:45:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2018 | Andrew Craft
    It doesn't get anymore "Vegas" than this. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, arriving passengers to McCarran airport in Sin City can now apply for a marriage license as they are waiting to get their bags from the carousel.
  • Women Proposing to Their Boyfriends Are the Latest #MeToo Culture Shift

    02/10/2018 3:52:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 102 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2018 | Sara Dorn
    From #Metoo to #IDo. Many modern brides living in the age of female empowerment aren’t waiting for prince charming to pop the question — they’re taking their happily-ever-afters into their own hands. “I knew if I proposed he would have a ring and I wouldn’t be like a kept woman,” said Rebecca Reed, who proposed to her boyfriend in July on their one-year anniversary date. “I was like: I’m taking it by the balls and doing it.” Danielle Sinay, emboldened by the women’s movement, asked her boyfriend of three years to marry her in October.
  • Bermuda Becomes First Country to Repeal Gay Marriage

    02/08/2018 5:52:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Church Militant ^ | February 8, 2018 | Alexander Slavsky
    After Bermuda's House of Assembly and Senate voted to reverse so-called same-sex marriage in December, the governor signed it into the law on Wednesday, making Bermuda the first country in the world to roll back gay marriage. Bermuda's governor, John Rankin, signed the measure into law after last year's Bermuda Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. Walton Brown, minister of home affairs, said the legislation reflects the resistance to same-sex marriage from the socially conservative island, while complying with European court rulings that recognize and protect same-sex partners in the territory.  "The act is intended to strike a fair balance between two...