Category Archives: Marriage

Is Gen. 29 a modern love story?

Note:  This began as a discussion in the comments section of Riding to Lancelot’s rescue, but it seems worthy of making into a quick post. Commenter Kevin asks: I agree that the obsession with romantic love is absurd. But I … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Marriage, Romantic Love | 136 Comments

Will Wilcox and the men of National Review respect you in the morning?

Over the last year or so there has been a concerted effort by men associated with National Review to woo men into marriage.  The most recent example of this is W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger’s February 9th article … Continue reading

Posted in Cheryl Strayed, Dennis Prager, Disrespecting Respectability, Fatherhood, Jim Geraghty, Marriage, National Marriage Project, National Review, New Morality, Satire, selling divorce, Traditional Conservatives, W. Bradford Wilcox, Weak men screwing feminism up | 271 Comments

Feel the love.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the New York Times warns us that Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists. Husbands are incomparably more deadly in America than jihadist terrorists. And husbands are so deadly in part because in America they have … Continue reading

Posted in Disrespecting Respectability, Domestic Violence, Marriage | 318 Comments

Time and fantasy.

Picking up from my last post, the root of declining marriage rates isn’t just that there are substitutes to marriage, but that marriage itself has been degraded for many decades.  Time is our enemy here, because inertia has delayed the … Continue reading

Posted in Cracks in the narrative, Disrespecting Respectability, Fantasy vs Reality, Feral Females, Marriage, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up | 245 Comments

Embracing no fault divorce is the natural result of elevating romantic love to a moral force.

Some time back my wife and I watched the old TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962).  It is interesting to watch old shows like that because they give you a sense of the Hollywood propaganda of the age.  One line … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Courtly Love, Divorce, John Milton, Marriage, New Morality, Rebellion, Romantic Love, St. Jerome | 126 Comments