Tag Archives: relationships
By Louis Cona Are men today willing to suffer for their love or embrace the “messiness” of commitment and risk taking? Taking a look at our current culture would produce skeptical answers. Divorce rates are over 50%, sexuality is being … Continue reading
New study shows marriage might make people happier.
“Pornography is of great harm to the individual, the couple, and the family.” It is an epidemic, and now researcher, psychologist and scholar on our Speakers Bureau, Dr. Patrick Fagan, discusses the role pornography plays in the culture: Dr. Fagan … Continue reading
The Macy’s on 34th Street in New York City boasts a bright, glittery, larger-than-life sign that says “Believe”. Indeed, this is the season for belief, and as people bustle around, making purchases and catching up with family and friends, or … Continue reading
After all, the sweetness about romance is knowing someone who will always enjoy the way you look (even without makeup or a huge volume of alcohol), who will be there whenever you need him or her, who would sit side-by-side with you on the Main Green on a sunny Saturday afternoon to watch the autumn leaves fall. An addiction to the “fast food” style of romance simply deprives one of so many beautiful things in life.
Women are in love with love. Particularly around Valentine’s Day and further into the spring, many women find themselves dreaming of a romance that will solve all of life’s ills and provide their heart’s desire. It doesn’t stop with Valentine’s … Continue reading
March is traditionally known by college students as a month of midterms, basketball, and, ultimately, respite. Yet this March presents another opportunity for college students–an occasion to write about modern love.
What, then, might the conservative minded individual do when trying to adopt and articulate a positive picture for his romantic activity in light of such conflict and dissolution of universally adopted, pre-marital standards? Two reactions to anomie seem typical: nostalgia and cynicism; either nostalgia for the “good-old-days” when values were clear and life was less complex or cynicism in despair of seeing no suitable, achievable option in present day circumstance.
The value of sexual restraint for committed couples moving toward marriage is best understood when couples appreciate that emotional intimacy is the true foundation of sexual intimacy in a healthy marriage. Emotional intimacy exists in a relationship when two people experience a sense of security, support, trust, comfort, and safety with one another. In dating, focusing on emotional intimacy is a process of coming to know each other from the inside-out, not just the outside in.