30 tips to stay married 30 years Tip 23 The Dollar Store is Your Friend

It's been over a year since I added to my "30 tips to stay married 30 years" list mostly because I couldn't think of any new ones past 22 but today one hit me. DaWife and I went out to lunch and on the way back I stopped at the dollar store to buy reading … Continue reading 30 tips to stay married 30 years Tip 23 The Dollar Store is Your Friend

The Husbands at the Missouri Star Quilt Company (or how to stay Married for 29+ years)

This is a travel day for me as we fly back home from Missouri so I don't have a lot of time to post so let me tease what's coming by giving those men in our audience who either are married or want to get married two excellent instructional videos on how to stay married … Continue reading The Husbands at the Missouri Star Quilt Company (or how to stay Married for 29+ years)

Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

By John Ruberry Like it or not, same-sex marriage is the law of the land. As a conservative with libertarian leanings, I favored civil unions for gays for years, in essence, marriage in all but name. What is now called traditional marriage reaches back into pre-history--social norms should not be thrown overboard so quickly. As … Continue reading Gay marriage: Another reason Muslims may want to reconsider emigrating to America

Some 27 year Marriage Tips

Today is my 27th Wedding anniversary. That we've made it this far is an incredible tribute to my good luck and my wife's failing eyesight. But one of the problems with having a marriage that lasts this long is when you bring up said long marriage in conversation in an age where many are divorced … Continue reading Some 27 year Marriage Tips

Valentines Day Advice: Obligation vs Affection

Sheldon: Oh, Penny. I know you think you’re being generous, but the foundation of gift-giving is reciprocity. You haven’t given me a gift, you’ve given me an obligation. The Big Bang Theory  The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis 2008 Tommy Miller: How can I fulfill your fantasy? Sheila Kingston: Go paint my house! Exit to Eden … Continue reading Valentines Day Advice: Obligation vs Affection

Casting the First Stone at Mrs. Rice?

They said to him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery.  Now in the law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.  So what do you say?"  They said this to test him, so that they could have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and began to … Continue reading Casting the First Stone at Mrs. Rice?

Marriage and Parenthood in a Nutshell

Arthur: But if you all work all day every day when is the time for adventure? Little John: Life is 9/10 work my boy with a little play when you can get it. The Adventures of Robin Hood The Youngest Outlaw 1955 We talk a lot about political stuff here but Ed Morrissey imparts some … Continue reading Marriage and Parenthood in a Nutshell

Unhappy Obama Home

by baldilocks Most people are familiar with King Solomon’s observation that it is Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. --Proverbs 25:24 (KJV) Well, my personal observation is the flip side of that coin: it’s better for a woman to live alone that to live … Continue reading Unhappy Obama Home

Robert Oscar Lopez on Same Sex Marriage The best piece I’ve ever read on the Subject

Every now and then you read a piece that you simply don't want to excerpt because it is so well written, so well argued and fits together so perfectly that it's almost a crime to take any bit of it out. Robert Oscar Lopez's piece titled:   My response to a same-sex couple that asked, … Continue reading Robert Oscar Lopez on Same Sex Marriage The best piece I’ve ever read on the Subject

Godfather Politics nails it on Schieffer

My post on Beb Schieffer and Gay Marriage from July 1st is still regularly getting hits and links and continues to draw commentary around the net. For those who missed it the post was on Schieffer's surprise to hear on Face the Nation that in states where Gay Marriage is legal Private citizens who are … Continue reading Godfather Politics nails it on Schieffer

The (Not) Good Liberal Wife

The Story of the liberal activist who faked Rape threats about herself: A well-known female liberal blogger and radio host at the University of Wyoming (UW) is being accused by police of fabricating a rape threat against herself to appear as if it came from a conservative. The obscene message directed at activist Meg Lanker-Simons … Continue reading The (Not) Good Liberal Wife

Voice of CPAC/Field guide to Bloggers National Organization for Marriage Thomas Peters

One might question if the National Organization for Marriage belongs in the field guide to bloggers as opposed to a straight "voice of cpac" post. That's a fair point but there is no question at all that Thomas Peters does. The full field guide is here. BTW the March for Marriage took place this week, … Continue reading Voice of CPAC/Field guide to Bloggers National Organization for Marriage Thomas Peters

The Bigot Card (or Where are the Cynthia Yockeys of the left?)

Read her whole post and her others on the subject. Her opinion is worth hearing and understanding. After all once can’t be secure in one’s own opinion and beliefs and be unwilling or unable to hear the other side without rancor. DaTechGuy on Cynthia Yockey Aug 6 2010 If your offer is good it will … Continue reading The Bigot Card (or Where are the Cynthia Yockeys of the left?)

They told me that if I voted for John McCain, Christians would railroad their teenage daughters into marriage…

..and they were right! Stacy McCain has assiduously covered "the other side" of the Courtney Stodden-Doug Hutchinson nuptials, in which Courtney's mother, Krista, gave permission for her 16-year-old daughter to marry 51-year-old Hutchinson. Now, Da TechGuy blog is a Catholic blog, so I'll start with the reasons why Catholics might oppose such a union: marriages … Continue reading They told me that if I voted for John McCain, Christians would railroad their teenage daughters into marriage…

Forget the “name that party” aspect of the Ed Rendell divorce

It's interesting but almost a cliche. What I think is more interesting and much sadder is that now the Rendell is out office and will never be running or holding office again, his marriage is over. The question, they have been married for 40 years. How many years did they stay together strictly so he … Continue reading Forget the “name that party” aspect of the Ed Rendell divorce