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My Body Isn’t Just for Marriage — Reverb Culture

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This woman writes well, and speaks about understanding the dignity and beauty of the human body apart from the procreative act that so much of our culture is obsessed with.

“Many of us spend our energy looking forward, focused on something that is “not yet.”  We feel discontent and impatient. We compare ourselves to others. We’re afraid to share our struggles with chastity. We are caught between a hyper sexualized culture and a marriage-obsessed Church community.”

As a single woman, this resonates true with me. I’m curious what others have to say?

Source: My Body Isn’t Just for Marriage — Reverb Culture

On getting #engaged – Converge

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On getting #engaged – Converge.

Very, very relevant.

In this wedding-obsessed world, I think we all need to take a breather. Instead of watching Four Weddings marathons and downloading The Knot app when we feel like we’re ready for a wedding, we need to look at our relationships and start thinking about what it means to marry our significant others. It’s about time we stop getting #engaged so we can finally go back to being engaged.

Foolproof Advice for Improving Your Love Life With Pictures | CatholicVote.org

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Foolproof Advice for Improving Your Love Life With Pictures | CatholicVote.org.

Excerpt from this amazing article:

In other words, when most people hear the word “love,” they no longer think of this:

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Instead, they think of this:

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And that’s a problem.

Why?

Because when we value most what we should value most, that right ordering has a trickle-down effect, illuminating how we see and go about everything else. When we value the wrong thing most, however, the same trickle-down effect occurs, only it brings darkness not illumination.

This is true in business. A businessmen who values profit over serving the common good, respecting his employees, or making a good product, is far more likely to sacrifice integrity, honesty, and quality. Because he values the wrong thing most, he’s more prone to failing at everything else.

The same is true in love.

Rupert Everett, Openly Gay Actor: “Children Need a Mother and Father” | NOM Blog

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Gay Movie Icon: Children Need a Mother and Father | NOM Blog.

Kudos to you, Mr. Everett.

“The star of the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love blazed a trail for gay actors when he came out as homosexual 20 years ago.

However, he has been criticised by gay rights groups after giving an interview in which he decried same-sex couples who have children.

The 53-year-old told the Sunday Times Magazine that his mother Sara had met his boyfriend but “still wishes I had a wife and kids.”

“She thinks children need a father and a mother and I agree with her,” he said. “I can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.

“Some people might not agree with that. Fine! That’s just my opinion. — The UK Telegraph”

Study Shows Homosexual Parenting Not Equal to Heterosexual Parenting | C-Fam.org

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Study Shows Homosexual Parenting Not Equal to Heterosexual Parenting | C-fam.org.

This will never make the news.  But it’s the most news-worthy article I’ve read all week.

“The greatest negative outcomes were found among children of lesbian mothers. This contradicts defective studies popularized by the media claiming children fare as well, or better, with lesbian mothers. Regnerus’ study showed negative outcomes for these adult children in 25 of 40 categories including far higher rates of sexual assault (23% of children with lesbian mothers were touched sexually by a parent or adult, in contrast to 2% raised by married parents), poorer physical health, increased depression, increased marijuana use and higher unemployment (69% of children from lesbian households were on welfare, compared to 17% of those with married parents).”