One of the many hidden stories of how we got to today involves how some Dems got "turned" on the issue. It wasn't through polite lobbying. Or reasoned argument. It was power politics.
A lot of people tend to really glorify older sitcoms as a real representation of what family life ought to be. But the fact is, family life has never been "Leave It To Beaver." It's always been a little grittier than that.
If it was easy to keep people erotically charged by each other after they enter a long-term relationship, sex experts would be out of business. The fact is, that after the first few years of marriage or any relationship arrangement where people spend a lot of time together, interest can wane.
As Hillary Clinton is at the beginning of her second campaign for president, her husband Bill -- "42" in White House parlance -- appropriately has been laying low, presumably to let her gain the traction she needs to be her own candidate.
When planning to get married, what happens when you suddenly realize that you don't want to spend your hard-earned money on a party for 100 people? And that you don't even know 100 people you like enough to spend money on?
My mother always told me you should admire something about the person you marry. They don't have to be the best looking, the strongest, the richest, or the smartest. But there's got to be that little something that makes you weak at the knees.
I didn't get into this business to plan Black weddings, Asian weddings, White weddings, Gay weddings, etc. I got into this business to plan the most beautiful day of two people's lives.
Who are you to act as spokesperson for all people of faith in this country? For that matter, who do you think you are to speak for the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians, the Kalahari Bushmen and the Aztecs?
Before we'd gone more than a few steps, people were asking to take photos of us. Okay, mostly they were asking to take photos of my cute kid. Of his semi-toothless grin, blue fedora, pride flag and "My Two Daddies" t-shirt. He obliged politely, a bit overwhelmed.
People need to acknowledge, that though this is a huge victory, there are more victories to be had. I still have a lot to be thankful for as a cisgendered, straight male. It is still not easy to be a gay or transgendered person in the United States. But this is a definite positive. Today we celebrate, but tomorrow we get back to work.
Brother, when you reference the Bible with a level of biblical illiteracy you have shown in your response to the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage, it is too much. You have embarrassed yourself and your clan.
You know that saying about putting on your own oxygen mask first? This is so important whenever you're dealing with a partner, even if they don't suffer from anxiety.
I have been thinking a lot about the current state of affairs in this country, and I find the hatred and unrest surrounding it all so upsetting. There are people I love and care about very much who remain on opposing sides of many issues.
When I saw the images of people, long denied the chance for marriage, I could understand somewhat why they were happy. That's because, at one time in my life, my girlfriend and I were denied a chance to marry by several churches.
If Christians actually modeled intimacy in singleness and marriage and not fake pictures of happiness and how-tos on managing loneliness, then maybe people would want to know the Christ that we profess and the marriage He defines.
I'm 28 years old. Single and childless. And even though I'm currently in a relationship, marriage and children are hardly on the top of my list of "things to accomplish in the next 5 years."