Tweet Today’s young people don’t date. They hang out. A relationship is lasting if the couple is still together after a week or two. Hook-ups (i.e., casual sex) are normative. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for long-term relationships? Do people know each other better than they did before or less well? [...]
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Tweet I happen to think Dennis Prager is right — and I say this as someone who does not have a personal stake in the adultery issue. I’ve known people who committed adultery because they were obnoxious jerks, and people who committed adultery because it was the only way to survive emotionally in a terrible [...]
Tweet As you may recall, after I saw the movie Julie and Julia, I wrote a very scathing post about the movie, arguing that it contained completely unnecessary attacks on Republicans. Long-time blog friend Earl left a thoughtful comment arguing that the movie was redeemed, completely, through its presentation of marriage: What I LOVED about [...]
Tweet (This is the first in what I hope will be a series of very civil essays examining marriage. Suek got me started with this idea based on a comment she wrote saying that, well, we need to figure out what marriage is all about. Planned future essays will involve separating the religious aspect of [...]
Tweet Marriage is not, and never has been, a personal right. In Western society, it operates at two levels. First, it functions at a religious level. This is a deeply personal level, because in every religion, marriage is, or is equivalent to, a sacrament. In America, you have the Constitutional right to be married in [...]