For those who ask about lovemaking with a spouse while you're separated: I address this both as one who works with marriage problems and my role as a sexologist. I give only three reasons FOR and three reasons AGAINST.
Pro: Reasons to make love with your separated spouse: 1) Oxytocin is a powerful hormone that plays a significant role in bonding people together (see http://bit.ly/1eHshYc). It is present in greatest amounts when it induces childbirth. However, it is also present in great quantities when a human orgasms. If people have sex with each other, some oxytocin is released by their touching, kissing, lovemaking, and a much greater amount is produced within each person if s/he orgasms. Therefore, making love with your separated spouse may well create within him/her a sense of closeness with you.
2) Orgasm helps to reduce anxiety and tension, helps reduction of physical problems that are caused or exacerbated by anxiety or tension, and can help you sleep. Because of the tensions and anxieties most separated spouses feel, making love to the point of orgasm can be a very good thing. (By the way, especially in me orgasm can significantly reduce irritability.) more >>
Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other second-tier Republican presidential candidates shared differing views Thursday night on whether Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and other public officials have the right to exercise their religious belief in traditional marriage while serving public office after the Supreme Court has nationalized same-sex marriage.
During CNN's first Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, which featured the four lowest polling GOP presidential nominees, Jindal was first asked to give his opinion on the 14-year-old Muslim student in Texas who was wrongly arrested for bringing a clock to school and how America should handle the fine line between keeping America safe from radical Islam and not discriminating against Arab-Americans.
After Jindal gave a response bashing radical Islam that challenged Muslim leaders to stand up against extremism, he added that the biggest discrimination problem that America should be focusing on is the discrimination against Christians who publicly stand by their religious belief in natural marriage. Jindal referenced Davis, a Christian Kentucky county clerk who was jailed last week for refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her objection to having her name and title authorizing same-sex marriage certificates. more >>
Luke and Kristeena are newlyweds who are celebrating their wedding reception with friends and family. During the festivities, Luke requests to dance with his mother and it is a very emotional moment. Not even a wheelchair would stop Luke from sharing this once-in-a-lifetime moment with his mother.
If you have ever attended a wedding, or had one of your own, you know just how emotional mother-and-son dances can be. The song chosen is usually one that touches the heart, conjuring warm memories and tears. In this case, Luke's mother has ALS and is unable to stand for the dance, but he makes it perfect for her! As Mariah Carey's "Hero" plays, Luke kneels down next to his mom so that they can dance cheek to cheek. Luke's wife Kristeena wrote about this moment and said, "This was probably the most touching moment I have ever witnessed."
Watch this emotional dance between mother and son below: more >>
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has returned to work and was ordered not to interfere in any way with the issuance of marriage licenses to all eligible couples.
The Kentucky clerk was jailed on Sept. 3 after she refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. On Monday, Kim Davis resumed her work as a clerk at Rowan County but was ordered to not prevent deputies from releasing marriage licenses, according to The Guardian.
Davis became the subject of a nationwide controversy after she reportedly defied a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Her legal representatives have not yet confirmed whether or not she would follow her new orders, the report relays. more >>
An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Tuesday has found that the majority of Americans believe that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis should be required by law to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and said that equality under the law trumps a person's religious beliefs when the two come in conflict.
Davis, who was jailed for six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples, will be honored by conservative groups with the Family Research Council's
"Cost of Discipleship Award" for her stance. more >>
The Family Research Council will honor Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed six days for being in contempt of federal court after refusing to issue marriage licenses due to her biblical opposition to same-sex marriage, as the recipient of this year's "Cost of Discipleship Award" later this month.
FRC, a social conservative activist group, announced Monday that the 49-year-old Rowan County clerk will be honored with the award at the organization's 10th annual Values Voter Summit on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C.
Davis follows in the footsteps of last year's award winner, Sudanese mother Mariam Ibraheem, who was sentenced to death on charges of apostasy for marrying a Christian man, and was forced to give birth while her legs were chained in a Khartoum prison. more >>