Post Tagged with: "marriage"

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce
Parenting

Beyond Talk: Helping Kids Deal with Divorce

“It’s not your fault” and “We will always take care of you”—those phrases don’t have the leverage necessary to lift that weight.

Wedding Aisle or Line in the Sand: Dance with the Loving
Identity / Life

Wedding Aisle or Line in the Sand: Dance with the Loving

SPOILER ALERT: If you’re looking for some kind of Housewives-style smackdown, you’re about to be sorely disappointed.

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up
Grief & loss

When Marriage Equality Activists Break Up

I know that the rights and responsibilities we gained are important not only to couples who stay married, but also those who need to separate.

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand
Extended family / Family

When a Wedding Aisle Becomes a Line in the Sand

I have written before about how Rick and I have gotten married quite a few times, the first time being on June 24, 2000.  What I haven’t written about were the family members who conscientiously objected to our wedding. Bigotry and ignorance, given the sheen of legitimacy by calling them religion, […]

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.
Family / Parenting

This Is Not Bad. This Is Not Good. This Is Change.

The last time I built an Ikea bookshelf, I was seven months pregnant with K, my almost eight-year-old. Today, I taught him how to place the screw inside the predrilled hole, how to set the drill’s Phillips-head bit into the screw’s crosshatches, and how to pull the orange trigger.   […]

The Marriage Tradition Fable
Life / Sex & relationships

The Marriage Tradition Fable

Gay marriage opponents can try to brush arguments aside, but the truth is that marriage has evolved and continues to evolve.