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Category Archives: Marriage

Affair-proofing a marriage

I’ve written before about trust and communication in relationships, especially marriage. Yet many articles on marriage and relationships published by popular sites seem to rarely mention it. Infidelity is discussed. How to avoid it, or how to make your marriage/relationship “affair proof”. Don’t get me wrong, the topic is worth discussing. But I feel infidelity […]

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Yes, having it all does suck

Over on Medium.com, Amy Westervelt wrote a very compelling article on being a working, middle-class mother in this modern day and age called “Having it all kinda sucks“. And I’m quite inclined to agree with the title. Having it all does suck. After all, as my anti-gun friends are so quick to point out to […]

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Proposing an alternative

With Christmas and New Year’s around the corner, there’s something we all need to discuss. Proposals. Engagements. Casting your bachelorhood and bachelorettehood to the wind. Whatever you want to call it. Do not propose on New Year’s or Christmas. It’s as cliche as proposing on Valentine’s Day or her birthday. And if your girlfriend is […]

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Reply to Denise Ngo about “good guys”

Let’s play a game called “how many women can I piss off with this article?” Prompting this latest match is the article on Yahoo! Style called “11 Things a Good Guy Will Never Ask You to Do” by Denise Ngo. I may skip over sections with which I hold agreement for the sake of brevity […]

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Firearms to the left is like abortion and gay marriage to the right

It is at times interesting noting parallels of liberals discussing abortion and marriage laws, and conservatives discussing gun laws. The recent example here is Michaelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-large for Huffington Post’s Gay Voices section, and his article “Has the Anti-Gay Right Found Its Gay ‘Partial-Birth Abortion’?” In the article, Signorile talks about how the pro-life right […]

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Recognizing the obvious

Let’s start with something that should be quite obvious: Marriage is a union, to be sure, but it’s a union that should liberate, not incarcerate. Real love shouldn’t limit a person’s potential, it should expand it. Seth Adam Smith is at it again: I’m sure it may come as a shock to some people, but […]

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Respect must always be earned

If you haven’t yet heard of Matt Walsh, you must not have been on the Internet for long. Recently he wrote a post called "Your husband doesn’t have to earn your respect". And for about the first half of the article, he’s pretty spot on: But I’ve noticed that the corollary – a message about […]

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Lessons on marriage

It seems reasonable to say that most people who talk about marriage do so under a choice-supportive bias, saying all kinds of things in support of marriage and getting married simply because it sounds good, regardless of whether it is actually true. So it’s no surprise that someone would pen an entire article on the […]

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Marriage was redefined long ago

In all of this talk about gay marriage, one thing I think a lot of the anti gay-marriage side seem to keep forgetting is simply this: the moment the citizens of the various States allowed their State governments to require a license to be married, they lost all claim to the word marriage and any […]

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Playing the marriage name game

My wife and I got officially married a little over a year ago, taking the courthouse route to the official status. In that time, because we got married at the end of the year, at my suggestion my wife put off legally changing her name. This was in part due to the fact that tax […]

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