Children are learning about sex from their schools, but their education isn't complete.
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?
Who knew a 10 pound mini-dachshund could wreck a chair, a couch, a throw rug and a 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.
Learning fatherhood in prison, can your man keep it in his pants and 9 other links we love.
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]
Turns out a long-lasting marriage makes more money for you than that alimony payment. [FOX Business]
Prison teaches men how to become better fathers. [Laurel Leader-Call]
Turns out, cheap is sexy. Keep that in mind the next time your husband puts you on a budget. [New York Times]
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.
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?
This week's LOL tackles whether women should let their men cheat.
This week, I talked about letting your spouse cheat. Once, I thought my husband was cheating, because he was being really nice and doing the dishes and that's when I decided that if he was cheating, it was totally worth it. Maybe every relationship needs a little guilt to remind you both to be nice to one another. But if that was the case, Tiger Woods would be the best husband ever and I think Elin and a nine iron would disagree with that. What do you think?
Sometimes it really is the little things that matter most.
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.