Saturday, February 19, 2005

Marriage links for the week  

Robert of Dead Man Blogging offers some highlights of the 11-sermon series offered by Douglass Wilson on marriage.

A writer in the Washington Post describes the intensive premarital counseling she went through. This article is a love story, proposal story, and celebration of marriage all in one. If you're asked for un/pw, try almeda/garjohhut. (Thanks to Miss O'Hara for the link.)

The National Review has an interview with Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony. (Thanks again to Miss O'Hara.)

Chris Clicka of Ladies Against Feminism discusses how husbands should love their wives unconditionally. (ht: Kristen of Walking Circumspectly, who adds some thoughts of her own.)

The Bayer Family (both Kev and Rubi) tackle the question, "Why get married?"

Apparently, singles who are once-divorced have more stock in the dating market than those who have never been married. Social scientists speculate that a prior marriage demonstrates a willingness and capability to commit. I don't follow that logic, but World and USA Today both report on it.

Monday was Valentine's Day, and the blogosphere went all out celebrating marriage and romance:

Marn talks about the importance of marital duties and about her 210th wedding anniversary. Key quote: "I came this close to beginning the 31st year of my marriage by fighting with my spousal unit because he gave me a gift I had wanted for months."

The McKennas, Katy and Doug, both offer their thoughts on "Love never fails" from I Cor. 13. (Thanks to Irene for the link.)

Clarence of Can You Hear Me Now? tells the story behind his plain gold wedding band.

There are a lot more links out there this week, but this is overwhelming enough as it is. If you know of something important I've left out, please leave it in the comments.