I know a stunningly attractive woman who never expecting still be single in her 30s. She ended a long term relationship that was going nowhere, leaving her wondering if her chance for motherhood had just evaporated.
A childhood sweetheart appeared and reignited the memory of a teenage passion. Within a short time there is a baby on the way. Baby showers, talk of weddings, the romance of a lost-love scramble her usual good judgment.
But after the baby came, the old flame revealed his true sponging nature, and suddenly their income dwindled, unpaid bills piled up, and she found herself in a fierce legal battle for survival.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so expect to see more pink ribbons and "Save the Tatas" bumperstickers.
But don't expect your healthcare provider, Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women or the New York Times to talk about the increased risk of breast cancer from
Maybe I'm the only one who will say it out loud, but the whole "Free Love Movement" my generation promoted in the 60's and 70's seems to have produced at least two generations after us who are unlikely to have what it takes to be in a lifelong commitment.
The most common reasons for "singleness," (meaning NOT MARRIED) among young people are, "I'm not ready to settle down." "I'm really focused on getting established in my chosen field." "I'm not ready to have sex with just one person for the rest of my life."
The most common reasons for singleness among the more mature are the same but different. "I haven't found anyone I want to marry." "All the good ones are taken." "Most people my age have a lot of baggage."
Am I the only one who notices that the reasons for singleness as a young person are the CAUSE of singleness in the more mature? Just sayin'.
I’m sure you’ve heard the slogan, “Be safe, use protection!” Yeah, but what if safe doesn’t mean what you think it means?
Using a condom is a little like getting into a small enclosed space with a bag of BEES. As long as the bag doesn’t break, leak, tear or get a hole in it, you won’t get stung. All you gotta do is make sure the bees stay in the bag. But what if, while you're focused on the bees in the bag, there's SPIDERS under the shelf just waiting until you get close enough to crawl on?! Or what if you're so focused on the bees, you don’t even notice the army of ants marching up your pantleg!
That's exactly what you're doing when you trust a condom.
Today,in a 5-4 decision, the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) requirement that employers insurance must provide all forms of birth control.
First, to be clear, this does not restrict ACCESS to contraception at all. This decision doesn't mean there will be police barriers in front of pharmacies so that only women who work in certain companies can buy the Pill. Any woman who wants to buy birth control can buy birth control.
Recently, there have been a number of articles written stating that one in five women are assaulted on college campuses. If you look up the ACTUAL report it's more like 1 in 8, but you can get statistics to say almost anything. Whatever the real percentage, I have a great deal of empathy for victims of sexual assault. However...
Isn't it obvious that colleges and universities have mixed together the ingredients which would inevitably lead to this mess? Let me explain.