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.)
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
- Tim from Mission
Safari writes an open
love letter to his wife. (Thanks to Joe
Missionary for the link.)
- JivinJehoshaphat offers some reasons that his
wife is the best.
Wilson on celebrating Valentine’s Day while recovering from a spouse’s
- Scott and Lori talk about their Valentine’s Day.
- Jollyblogger offers
a gratuitous Valentine’s post, though not as gratuitous as Joe
Wilbanks discusses how her love for her husband came about. (Thanks to
Irene for the link.)
- Rick of Rambling
Adventures has a song in his head. (Irene again.)
- IntollerantElle has
some advice for girls on Valentine’s Day. (Irene once again. Actually, all
of the following links were sent to me by Irene. I may have to
start paying her.)
- David of all
kinds of time… says he has high standards for a potential wife.
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."
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.