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Constance Alexander: As social distancing drags on, book club thrives in the company of busy women

Sex, religion, race, money, men, marriage, kids, murder, politics, abuse, abandonment, addiction, romance, and real-life are just some of the topics my book group tackles each month. If the reading selection does not address those issues, no problem. Fueled by words, wine, an array of sweet snacks and some chocolate, we manage to discuss the book at hand, while also touching on current events at home,...

Lauren and Rob Hudson: Postive messages for youth about our exceptionalism and marriage

Columns for families based on the book It Can Be Done @studentsleadusa Marriage is a union that many Americans consider central to their lives, with about half of American adults choosing marriage. Most people choose their partners for love, but hopefully not blind love. Several practical things about marriage, beyond love, can make a big difference. If we choose an unwise partner, there’s a good...

Keven Moore: Reflecting on three full decades of marriage, and sharing some advice with my children

Kevin and Liz Moore (Photo provided) This past Tuesday marked my 30th wedding anniversary. That equates to three full decades, or 10,950 days, or 262,800 hours, of living with the same person. In all that time, thankfully, I have never failed to recognize my anniversary. And I’ve been lucky enough to have remained married to the same beautiful person to whom I said “I do” back in 1987. As...

Pausing to reflect on a 48th wedding anniversary, looking to future of a shared life

Gene and Judy Clabes at their wedding in 1966 (Photo provided)   By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   May 28, 1966, a day emblazoned in my memory, the day of our wedding 48 years ago. I do not remember it as if it were yesterday; these days memories are both selective and precious. But I can still feel the giddiness of anticipation, the sense of adventure we had of the open road ahead of us,...

Rabbi Marc: Regarding gay marriage, let us
understand ‘rule of law’ versus ‘rule of faith’

The United States Supreme Court’s landmark decisions took the air out of the Voting Rights Act — and the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.   Now, as to each of these decisions, I certainly have my own opinions, and those who know me know what they are. For the purposes of this conversation, my feelings on the outcomes are irrelevant. There is no question that...

Rabbi Marc: Two views of story about Aaron's son mirror today's gay marriage controversy

This week, the United States Supreme Court handed down some landmark decisions. At the same time that they took the air out of the Voting Rights Act, they also took the air out of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8.   Now, as to each of these decisions, I certainly have my own opinions, and those who know me know what they are. For the purposes of this conversation, my...