Sixty-Three Passionless Years

(by Kyle) Why do people get married? Usually because they’re in love, right? Even today, with high rates of divorce and cohabitation, men and women in love have some internal pull that draws them to the altar. In lovedness is … Continue reading →

The Kids May Not Be All Right

(by Dave) Moviemakers may like us to believe that “The Kids Are All Right,” but global evidence to the contrary is mounting. Mitch Pearlstein, a former officer in the department of Education and now the president of the Center for … Continue reading →

Promises of Marriage and the Self

(by Stephen) If marriage is nothing more than love + commitment, it is inexplicable how our laws about marriage—and most importantly, our public ceremonies of marriage—ever came to pass. The expectation that marriage is sexually exclusive and faithful, not to … Continue reading →

Reaping the “Benefits”

(by Peggy) On October 13th I attended a debate about same-sex marriage between Maggie Gallagher and Dale Carpenter. For me, the debate simply perpetuated my lack of understanding about what exactly people in same-sex relationships want from legalizing same-sex marriages. … Continue reading →

The Meaning of “Marriage”

(by Jacob) According to the Why Marriage Matters educational campaign’s website, “Marriage says ‘We are family’ in a way that no other word does.” This statement is probably true. The campaign also claims, however, that “Allowing committed gay and lesbian … Continue reading →

We Need Two to Be One

(by Emily) It’s often the case that we don’t notice something until it’s missing from our lives. Sometimes what’s missing is me, mom. A few days after each of our children were born; the inevitable and painful era of postpartum … Continue reading →