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Science Explains Sexual Bonding

BLUESGUY:

Don’t'cha just love it when science tells us something we already know?  For instance, there’s a new study among identical twins that indicates the presence of a specific gene can predict how good of a husband a guy is likely to be.

In an article titled “Bonding Gene Could Help Men Stay Married ,” Hasse Walum, of the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm admitted that he had been studying rodents (voles) when he first determined that bonding among males was worth studying in humans, too.

Studies in voles have shown that the hormone vasopressin is released in the brain of males during mating ,” Walum explained. “Vasopressin activates the brain’s reward system, and you could say that mating-induced vasopressin release motivates male voles to interact with females they have mated with .”

Walum continues: “This is not a sexual motivation, but rather a sort of prolonged social motivation.” In other words, the more vasopressin in the brain, the more male voles want to stick around and mingle with the female after copulation is through. This effect “is more pronounced in the monogamous voles,” Walum noted.

I think they’re missing the point.
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Readin’ and Writin’ and Lovin’

BLUESGUY:

I stumbled across a Christian College website’s Home Economics program, subtitled “Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God.”

Apparently, they’ve based their program on a verse from Titus, which instructs older women to “admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God will not be discredited.

Am I reading this correctly? A college course is teaching women to joyfully submit to their husbands as part of the duties of a home economist?

What do I have to do to help them roll out this class nationwide?

Discuss wifely duties in the forum.

Happily Ever After

BLUESGUY:

A youngish woman I know was recently bemoaning a new turn her life has taken. Seems she’s been married for six whole weeks, now, and it’s becoming obvious the wedding is over.

The problem has nothing to do with her new husband. The problem is she’s been the center of attention for the last year. That’s how long she and her mother planned each last detail of “the perfect wedding.”

She tells her friends that she dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl. (The groom, it appears, was optional.)
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