The problem with marriage, we all know, is the endlessness of it. Plenty of things we do will have long-term repercussions, but in what other situation do you promise to do something for the rest of your life?
From Issue No.7
by Jeremy Bell
The very idea of calling a loving couple’s consensual sexual acts immoral had always been alien to my sensibilities. Precisely for this reason, I could no more positively reject the idea than accept it. I could only, as it were, stare blankly at it.
by Cammi Climaco
Obligation is the sole reason to play a game that you know you will lose. While spending my first Christmas at my new boyfriend’s mom’s house, the smarty pants college educator got out her…
by Charles Comey
I remember walking on the white slabs of cement in the breezeway between our kindergarten and elementary school when I was five, and some older kid telling me that my friend Tom’s parents had…
by Timothy Aubry
Often at night I dream that I’ve found some dangerous object lying on the floor and swallowed it. I sit up, coughing violently, trying to force it back out. I turn to my wife…
by Sam Brody
The utopian imagination must be directed inward, from which point it can radiate out to the neighbor, the spouse, the neighborhood, the city, the country and the world.
by Mark Hopwood
In our society, marriage is still widely used as a tool of social exclusion and oppression; it has been over-idealized, over-commercialized, and half of the time it ends in divorce. Nevertheless, there is something about marriage that presents a deep challenge to the way we think about the most important choices in our lives.
by Clarisse Thorn
I tend to think that the “contradictions” between feminism, alternative sexuality and marriage have always been overblown. In any group of people, some will take on more traditional values and some won’t.
by Alex Worsnip
Human beings are “teleologizing” creatures. That is to say: we like to understand the phenomena that we encounter in the world as coming to us with built-in functions or purposes; as being “for” something.…