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Women’s World

In a world where women work three times as hard for half as much, our achievement has been denigrated, both marriage and divorce have turned against us, our motherhood has been used as an obstacle to our success, our passion … Continue reading

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Marriage in the United States

The religious argument against same-sex marriage ignores a fundamental historical fact about marriage in the United States: it has always been a civil matter. George Clauncey, Why Marriage? 2004, requoted in What Liberals Believe, page 41, edited by William Martin

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Gay Marriage

Two gay people getting married has nothing to do with marriage as an institution. It has to do with homophobes who are so inesecure about their own marriages (or sexuality) that they have to obsess over others. Steve Almond, quoted … Continue reading

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Marriage

Marriage is finding that special someone you want to annoy the rest of your life. “Potpourri” catalog, Holiday 2004, pg. 57

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Love and Marriage

Success in love consists not so much in marrying the one person who can make you happy as in escaping the many who could make you miserable. Anonymous, “Reader’s Digest”

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Marriage Resembles Scissors

Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated; often moving in opposite directions, yet always punishing anyone who comes between them. Sydney Smith, “Reader’s Digest”, December 1995

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Romantic Love Compared To Married Love

Romantic love is to married love as fireworks are to fireflies. Both light up the night and gladden the heart, but otherwise they’re as different as grasshoppers and ants, motorcycles and minivans, champagne and beer. Romance is like the Fourth … Continue reading

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10 Lessons For Living

It is not easy for us to change. But it is possible. And this capacity is our glory as human beings. The only way to assure being loved is to be a person worthy of love. If you desire greater … Continue reading

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A Successful Marriage

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. Mignon McLaughlin

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A 70th Birthday Poem To My Uncle Harold From My Aunt Thelma

Harold, The time slips by so silently, like gentle footsteps in the night. A few more lines upon the face, the hair now turned a lovely white. My eyes see the silent change but not my heart and mind. They … Continue reading

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