“Men and women are both selfish pigs but women are justified in being so.”When a husband cheats on a wife, she’s a victim. When a wife cheats on her husband it’s because she’s a victim. So much for gender equality. This has to end. Somebody needs to stand up and do the brave thing… …place blame. Obviously, failed marriages can’t be blamed on married people. So whose fault is it? stands up bravely It’s the church’s fault. Totally. “Til death do us part,” didn’t come from the pages of Playboy. The church preaches lifelong monogamy. A ludicrous idea that runs contrary to human instincts. Note the puzzled look on a bachelor’s face when you suggest he settle down and raise kids. Note the furious response when you suggest a woman stay in her loveless marriage. Yet the church keeps marketing marriage as the pile of gold at the end of the relationship rainbow. We rave about the joy to be found within marriage… …then council youngsters not to ‘rush into it’. We tell married people to find happiness… …by remembering the pre-marriage relationship. We publish books…so many books… …gazillions of books… …full of tips for making marriage as awesome as dating. God forbid I suffer a moment of dullness. Boredom is a sure sign that ‘something is wrong‘ with my marriage… …I mean, something is wrong with my spouse. Because marriage is supposed to be endlessly satisfying, right? This is our fault, church. We are misrepresenting what marriage actually is. Put another way, we’re lying to people.
“You kids should quit living in sin and get married!”Why? There is nothing magical about signing a marriage certificate. The church should quit preaching the benefits of marriage apart from the necessity of Christ. Jesus changes people. Marriage doesn’t.
(CBS SF) – According to a source with People Magazine, two actors from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones are reportedly engaged to be married, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie.
In 2012, Leslie played Ygritte, the wildling Jon Snow (Harington) encounters beyond the Wall and winds-up being seduced by her. At the same time, in real life, rumors began to swirl of a romance between the two actors. Setting off a myriad of memes all over the internet.
Eventually, Harrington and Leslie officially came out as a couple in April of 2016 during the Olivier Awards in London.
In an interview with People, Leslie described Harrington as a “lovely and funny man, and a dear friend,”
“We had known each other before we started working together on Game of Thrones,” Leslie continues. “It was always such a privilege to be working opposite him and such a blessing that we get on in real life because it made our characters more believable.”
The couple’s reps did not respond to People Magazine’s request for a comment.
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Genesis 2:20-24 ESV The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. (21) So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. (22) And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. (23) Then the man said,“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (24) Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
In Genesis 2, man is missing something. He is missing a fit companion. This is significant on several levels, not least of which that hermit like contemplation of God is not sufficient for human flourishing despite Adam’s unique possession of immediacy with respect to his knowledge of God.
But to the point, this is a passage that gives a mythological explanation of marriage. By mythological, I mean a story that tells a society what they need to know.
What does society need to know about marriage?
- It’s a transcendently inspired institution. It is not necessary for our biological functioning, but it enhances, ennobles, and enables our animals selves to build worlds beyond what seems possible.
- It hurts. Adam must undergo a loss to get married. This is true of women as well. You cease to be a member of your previous household, your romantic options are limited to one, and your private time is curtailed. Marriage is a wound.
- Marriage solves the problem of loneliness. Despite Adam’s marriage story being a story about a wound, Adam finds Eve to be “flesh of my flesh.” She completes him. And the story does say that God “closed up” Adam’s wound.
- In the sense above, marriage is like any choice. A choice says, “No.” to millions of other options. But it opens up new possibilities. When you’re married you can build your own household, dynasty, or mini-civilization. You take on the power of God in that you can make children and fill/populate the earth as he did.
- You leave your parents’ household with all of their knowledge and can improve upon their errors and learn from the wisdom of another household. In this sense, marriage transmits the glories of civilization in a way that allows for persistent improvement.
All of that appears to be what this passage says…or something like that.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood’s most popular power couples.
The actors announced their breakup on social media in a joint statement confirmed by Pratt’s publicist.
“We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” the actors wrote. “Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
Pratt, who stars in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and Faris, who stars on CBS’ comedy “Mom,” married in 2009. They have a 4-year-old son.
The actors were publicly supportive of each other in their work and on social media. Pratt guest-starred as Faris’ love interest on “Mom” earlier this year, and the couple laughed and kissed in April when Pratt was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Their breakup quickly became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, where the pair had frequently shared messages about each other and their family.
Pratt, 38, has become an international superstar in recent years and is the face of two major franchises: Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and a new slate of films based on the “Jurassic Park” universe.
He spoke about balancing his home life and his career in an interview with The Associated Press earlier this year before the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” which went on to become a blockbuster.
“For the first part of our relationship, we put our careers at the top,” Pratt said of his relationship with Faris. “We were like, ‘Honey, if you get a job and you have to go to Istanbul for six months, you’re going. I’ll help you pack. I’ll Skype with you every day. You’re living your dream, I’m living my dream. That’s what we do.'”
He said, at the time, that starring in two major franchises made it easier for them to strategize what roles they would take.
Faris, 40, has starred in “Mom” for five seasons opposite Emmy-winner Alison Janney. The actresses play mother-daughter who are both recovering drug addicts and are trying to navigate sobriety and relationships together. She is also the voice of the Jailbreak character in recently-released “The Emoji Movie.”
Legal separation can be a precursor to a divorce filing, but it doesn’t mean one is imminent.
Several celebrity couples have in recent years announced their separations before filing any legal paperwork. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation in June 2015 but didn’t file to end their marriage until April. Affleck’s younger brother, Casey, and his wife announced they were separating in March 2016, but did not file divorce petitions until July 31.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced their breakup in March 2014 and said they were going through a process called “conscious uncoupling,” but a divorce filing wasn’t made until the following month. Their divorce was finalized last year.
Comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett announced they were separating after nine years of marriage in 2012, but it wasn’t until 2014 that a divorce petition was filed. Their divorce was finalized in August 2016.