The marriage series – Widowers and widows

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As much as I didn’t see long-term relationships and marriages on my paternal or maternal side of my relatives.In my teens, I had a deep rooted desire to have a long-term relationship, which would ‘hopefully’ eventually turn into a marriage.I had 4 friendships/relationships which included 1 engagement, prior to starting my relationship with Lois.In an … Read more

The marriage series – Arranged marriage

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Arranged marriage, those two words can provoke differing emotions, along with raised eyebrows.Depending on where you are in the world and your cultural background, arranged marriage can be looked at with a sense of excitement and expectancy or dread and disgust. If you haven’t already done so, please make some time to read the ‘It … Read more

The marriage series – Patriarchal naming

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Identity means a lot to ‘most’ people.It’s ‘usually’ a given that most balanced, rational and relational people like to know where they are coming from and who the relatives are, in their biological ancestral paternal & maternal family lines. There is always something a little ‘different’ (sometimes positives, mostly negatives) about those who grew up … Read more

The marriage series – Married, divorced and re-married

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I love and prefer the interaction of dialogue but I will continue to do the ‘monologue thing’ if I have to.I could view the monologue post, as a type of newspaper column using a more formal format but I’ll save the more formal approach for my books and remain more personal on the Blog.As with … Read more

The marriage series – Polygamy

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Welcome to the second post within the marriage series.Hopefully you’ve had time to do the pre-reading (“An extended introduction”, “Homosexuality… ” and “I’m sorry if”) and the first post, ‘What is marriage?’ which will keep all the posts in this series in context. What is Polygamy?Polygamy is an interesting topic which I’ve seen people tackle … Read more

The marriage series – What is marriage?

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On the second of July, Lois and I reached our 28th year of marriage but have been together for 31 years.Back in 2012, when we were winding down our failing I.T. company and I was given the vision and inspiration to set up FSAC (For Singles And Couples).When I spoke to my dearly departed friend … Read more