I have often thought about what I would tell myself if I had the chance to go back and relive high school. There are a lot of things that I would tell myself to do differently but I believe the most important thing would be in regard to sex.
Monogamy is possible, the issue of separate bank accounts and other links we love from around the web.
In our relationship, I am the cleaner. I love to wash the floors and am known to follow Dave around the house with a broom and dust pan. In times of stress, I relax by pouring a glass of wine and scrubbing the living heck out of the bathtub. So, when I see the socks on the floor, I don't see socks on the floor. I see a sign, a sign that says, "I don't value your efforts to keep the house clean. You are my slave!" And it blinks over my husbands head in bright orange neon lights and that's when I start wondering where exactly I stashed my B.B. gun.
Our relationships with our fathers is one of our first and most important relationships and how we relate to our father's is often a defining factor in our lives. According to the 2009 U.S. Census Bureau 1 in 3 children live apart from their father. Children who grow up fatherless are more likely to be poor, turn to drugs and commit crime. In response to the growing number of fatherless children in the U.S. President Obama launched a new program that is designed to raise awareness of the value of fatherhood. The new site, Fatherhood.gov is designed to give fathers, policymakers, and researchers information and advice on fatherhood. But the big question is whether this site will have an impact on the father-child relationship?
This week, Proposition 8 was ruled unconstitutional. And while some may cheer and some may shake their fists, the reality is that this week marks a huge change for marriage in America. How do you think this week's ruling will change traditional marriage in America? We'd love to hear your opinion. Without further ado, here are this week's links.
What a bad boring rap monogamy has in our sex-saturated society. We live in a society that values multiple sex partners and ignores the richness of monogamous marital sex. This isn't to say married sex is perfect. I used to hate married sex. When I was married for the first time long ago, sex was a bit of an issue. And before that I dide the casual sex thing, only to discover what many others discover (but rarely admit) – sex outside the covenant of marriage leaves in its path a battlefield of emotional, physical and spiritual wreckage.
It started two and half years ago when I left my full-time job to work for myself. My wife was already a Realtor working from the house, and I made the transition so I could participate more in my son’s life. Now, my wife and I are WAHPS (Work at Home Parents) and we make it work. Here are some of the benefits for us.
Every week, we here at Traditional Love bring you our favorite love, marriage and family links from around the Web. This week, we read about fighting, mother-in-laws, being a married college student and more. Did we miss your favorite story of the week? Let us know in the comments. Fighting can actually make your marriage stronger. And if that's true, my marriage is tough as nails. [CNN] One of your most important relationships is your relationship with your partner's family, which isn't always the smoothest of rides (understatement). But what happens when you bad-mouth your mother-in-law on the internet?* [Lemondrop]
Children are most definitely a blessing. They require a substantial investment of our time, attention and resources, but return joy that can’t be measured. However, parents must not lose their relationship in the midst of the overwhelming nature of parenting. Spouses can be intentional about their marriage so the whole family can thrive. After nearly 15 years of marriage, I’m still learning this. Small improvements in your family can make a big difference. Don’t feel guilty when you are taking time for your marriage. Remind yourself that you are benefiting your children as well. The alternative is to do nothing, and continue the almost imperceptible drift apart.
Marriage isn't some simple happily ever after. Sure, there are those happy moments, but there are the other times when you need to make sure that you aren't the only ones throwing knives at each other over the laundry. For those moments and for the happy ones, we have a list of top 10 tweeps, who tweet about marriage. And while we are on the subject, if you aren't following Traditional Love on Twitter then get on it! We tweet marriage news and our latest posts.