Here Come da Judge

Thanks to my supporters, I was able to put the book cover for “Sex: What Your Parents Didn’t Tell You” up on 99designs.com at the Platinum level. This means only the best of 99designs’ artists…

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Hindsight on Chastity

“I cannot leave [my children] to practice self-control and abstinence on their own and, truthfully, it would be unloving for me to do so.” Today at Sheila Wray Gregoire’s site.

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Just for Grins

Men ought to smile more. Maybe there was a time, in the caveman days, when we needed to look dour or vaguely threatening to strangers. Our survival was day-to-day, and threats could just as easily…

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Reaping What We Sow

James Michael Sama’s writeup on courtship has so many excerpt-worthy quotes, it’s difficult to single one out: Courting a woman will bring … the type of woman with the maturity and dignity to only accept advances…

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More Moms Staying Home (Wall Street Journal)

“The vast majority of married stay-at-home mothers, 85%, say they are doing so by choice in order to care for their families.” Although I had childhood friends whose mothers worked, to me, this was always…

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Japan: Adult Diaper Sales to Exceed Infant Diaper Sales

This is what is meant by an “aging population.” Who’s going to change those diapers?

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How Do You (Re)define Marriage?

“Two people love each other and want to spend their lives together” is the “nice” definition of marriage. I call it the Easter Bunny definition. You know the Easter Bunny. He’s this fluffy rabbit who lays colorful eggs and leaves baskets of chocolates everywhere, and that’s supposed to represent Easter, the rising from the dead of a innocent man who was accused by a mob, beaten half to death, hung up on spikes, and left out in the sun to die of exposure. A personal sacrifice for generations to come.

Many of us don’t know the definition of marriage to begin with. Consequently, we cannot defend it even against patent absurdities, like the claim that same-sex marriage is a civil-rights issue on par with segregated drinking fountains.

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Where Have All the Young People Gone?

My longtime single friend jokes that he’ll get married when someone builds an altar wide enough for all our wheelchairs.

I expect we’ll be in hospital beds by then, but no matter. I see the future in the rising sun, as our friends across the Pacific come to reckon with their own flagging interest in marriage and babies.

This Japan Times editorial summarizes a National Institute of Population and Social Security Research estimate for Japan, showing “an unprecedented rapidly aging and declining population…. The estimate shows that Japan’s population in 2040 will stand at 107.276 million, a decline of about 20 million from 2010′s 128.057 million…. Japan has been experiencing a natural population decrease since 2007, with annual deaths topping births.”

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Why?

This work is as much a reaction, as a pro-action. I grew up in the ’70s soaking up the popular culture. And in newspapers, magazines, television, and books I saw an explosion of “sex.” I…

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