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Links We Love: Christian Sex And Holy Sex Toys

Links We Love: Christian Sex And Holy Sex Toys

Every week, Traditional Love rounds up the best love and relationships news with a traditional slant. This week, there was a lot of sexy activity happening among the holies. Check it out, plus 7 other links (and a video) we love this week.

What My Time In Qatar Taught Me About Love

What My Time In Qatar Taught Me About Love

Qatar is a Muslim country and most of the women I met had been brought up in sex-segregated households and educated in sex-segregated schools. Prior to joining our co-educational campus, the only members of the opposite sex they'd encountered were relatives. I found their various attitudes about marriage quite jarring.

Sex Ed Is A Parent's Job

Sex Ed Is A Parent's Job

It seems the whole issue of sexual education causes angst for many parents. Some parents actually appreciate that the schools cover it, sparing them from embarking into such awkward discussion with their pre-teen. And then there are parents, particularly Christians, who are against what is taught in the schools about sex, yet simultaneously neglect initiation of discussions with their children at home. What a conundrum. We don't want the "system" telling them about sex and we don't want to do it either, leaving them few alternatives but to navigate the waters on their own. Is it any wonder so many teens are having sex?

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How A Dog Almost Ruined My Marriage

To his credit, Dave didn't get upset the first time Harriet bit him, or the second time, but by the third time he'd lost his cool. "The dog hates me," he said. "I can't live in a house where I'm afraid of a 10 pound, growling burrito!" I cried.

Links We Love: How To Be A Happy Wife

Links We Love: How To Be A Happy Wife

Each week at Traditional Love we bring you the best links around the web on love, marriage, family and all things related. This week we bring you links on fatherhood, cheating and how to be a happy wife. Research shows that when it comes to marriage, the old model still makes wives happy. [Mercator]

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We Waited For Marriage

On my sixteenth birthday my dad gave me an abstinence ring. It was yellow gold that wrapped around my finger into the shape of a small heart. "This is to remind you to stay pure until you get married," he said when I put it on. Secretly, I thought the ring was ugly.

3 Things I Learned From My Parents' Divorce

3 Things I Learned From My Parents' Divorce

As an adult, I feel torn. I’m married and I understand that marriages are more complicated than promises and rings. But my parents were my first model for marriage. They showed me what a family and what love should look like. Together they worked through infidelity, grief, relocation, laundry, bankruptcy, buying shoes for eight kids and more. And now, they are moving apart. While no child should ever judge her parents’ marriage, watching my parents together and watching them apart has taught me a few things about my own marriage.

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Are Reality Shows Ruining Relationships?

All these shows have one thing in common: constantly maxing out the drama to get the highest ratings. But this comes at a price: whether it's getting the latest Gucci shoes or the handsome pilot with a heart of gold, these shows constantly show people behaving at their worst. They usually ensure that there's plenty of booze to loosen tongues, and plenty of drama—real or artificial—to keep the show moving. But at the end of the day, are those models of behavior we want people to emulate?