This is a re-working of a post from May 2012. With today's Supreme Court ruling that apparently refuses to rule on Proposition 8 and strikes down sections of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), I thought about this post. I stated the following on Facebook this morning: "As we reflect on the state of marriage and … Continue reading My DOMA Reaction
"Mawwage is what bwings us togevah today. Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement. That dweam wifin a dweam," says the clergyman in The Princess Bride. In character might I add, "Mawwage is vewy special." Marriage is a very special organism. Yes, organism! Marriage is a living, growing, adapting reality that is composed of multiple (two) parts … Continue reading “Mawwage”
I am currently in an online discussion with a friend who is homosexual and in a committed homosexual relationship. He is understandably upset at the current political climate, specifically with Southern States that continue to ban homosexual marriages. From his perspective, I understand his frustration, I may not agree -- that is why the discussion, … Continue reading Marriage Matter Monday – Man and Woman, Man and Man, or Woman and Woman
First, consider the following texts from God's Word: But you say, "Why does he not?" Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit … Continue reading Marriage: When to Call it Quits
HELP! All around me I see couples my age and younger breaking-up marriages. Some of these relationship are longer ones lasting a couple of decades and some are shorter not even making it to the first decade. My son's peers have split families, I see their posts on Facebook, "going to Mom's this weekend, I … Continue reading Marriage Break-Up Prevention
I suppose I am naive. I suppose, this is something expected. But I did not see this coming, I did not expect this, especially from the source, but then again . . . This morning on GMA there was a story about Pat Robertson's answer to a question sent in by a viewer this aired … Continue reading Warning! This is a Reaction!
The phone call I returned last night was not what I thought it would be. My best friend from my teen years called. We have not kept in touch because of distance, but we manage to catch up with each other once a year or so. Last night, I had missed his call so I … Continue reading The Phone Call
Maybe you can help me understand. I find difficulty with the recent announcement by Al and Tipper Gore that they are separating after 40 years of marriage. Maybe I find this difficult because my paternal grandparents were married nearly 50 years when my grandfather passed away. Maybe I find this difficult because my maternal grandparents … Continue reading After 40 Years?!