Groom is Killed by Lightning Strike While Posing for Engagement Photoshoot

Groom is Killed by Lightning Strike While Posing for Engagement Photoshoot

This is sad, but – it goes to show you that getting married isn’t synonymous with achieving life-long meaning, fulfillment, and happiness – especially not if your spouse dies via a lightning strike or a car accident or a heart attack on or shortly before the wedding day.

I have other examples on this blog of other news stories of a person dying on or before their wedding day.

(Link): Groom is killed by LIGHTNING strike while posing for engagement photoshoot

by Tom Scotson
August 28, 2022

A groom was killed by a lightning strike as he was posing for engagement photos with his fiancée in a popular tourist spot in China.

The horrific incident occurred on Wednesday 24 August at China’s Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the Yunnan province.

The man, who was named as Ruan by Chinese media, died instantly after being hit by a bolt of lightning while photographers were taking pictures of him and his partner at Spruce Meadow.

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Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

(Link): ABORTION HORROR Woman kills herself after ‘being forced to have 14 abortions in eight years by her partner’ as she leaves haunting note

July 15, 2022

A WOMAN has killed herself after her partner allegedly forced her to have 14 abortions over the course of their eight- year relationship.

The 33-year-old left a haunting suicide note, detailing the horror she suffered at the hands of her partner, police said.

(Link): Woman Commits Suicide After Boyfriend Forced Her to Have 14 Abortions in 8 Years

July 15, 2022
by Micaiah Bilger

Police in India said a 33-year-old woman committed suicide earlier this month, haunted by trauma and grief after her partner allegedly forced her to abort 14 of their unborn babies.

The Irish Sun reports the woman from Jaitpur, Delhi, India, left a suicide note explaining the abuse that she suffered for eight years, according to police.

Police said the woman accused her partner of forcing her to take abortion drugs 14 different times while she was pregnant with their unborn babies. Allegedly, she was having an affair with the man and living separately from her husband, the report states.

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I Almost Died During Orgasm When Sex Position ‘Popped’ My Aorta by A. Grace

I Almost Died During Orgasm When Sex Position ‘Popped’ My Aorta by A. Grace

(Link): I almost died during orgasm when sex position ‘popped’ my aorta

by Asia Grace
August 4, 2022

…Achieving the “big O” left a Mississippi woman saying “Uh-oh” as she nearly died while having an orgasm, a new medical study details.

“The patient was having sexual intercourse with her husband, and during her orgasm, she felt a ‘pop’ in her chest with radiation to her back,” research recently published in the American Journal Case Report explained. “She stated that her legs were pressed against her chest [during the orgasm].”

Per the medical journal, an unnamed 45-year-old woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was rushed to the emergency room of her local hospital after suffering from “stabbing” chest pains with “10 out of 10” pain levels.

 She was also afflicted with a sudden case of nausea and shortness of breath.

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Prominent, Married Neurologist Who Was Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Six Women While Treating Chronic Pain Hangs Himself in Riker’s Island Jail

Prominent, Married Neurologist Who Was Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Six Women While Treating Chronic Pain Hangs Himself in Riker’s Island Jail

At least one resource I’ve seen so far does mention that this pervert was married, but I had to specifically Google for that information, because a lot of the other mainstream publications did not mention (that I could see, anyhow) if he was married or not.

But at least one resource does say he has a wife, and his wife (barf!) supported him.

This goes to show, that contrary to a lot of conservative propaganda and Christian dating advice: married people are not more loving, mature, or responsible than singles, and, God does not with-hold spouses from people until they “clean themselves up” and behave in a godly, loving fashion. Perverts like this piece of trash mentioned in these news articles still manage to get married.

(Link): Who is Ricardo Cruciani? NYC rapist doc who preyed on his patients found GUILTY

Excerpt:

Ricardo Cruciani would prescribe patients high doses so that they stay dependent on him and come to him repeatedly

By Ashish Singh
July 30, 2022

… Cruciani would prescribe them high doses so that they stay dependent on him and come to him repeatedly. According to reports, he was protected by staff and he is also being supported by his wife. “Ricardo Cruciani abused his power as a medical professional and knowingly took advantage of his patients’ pain”, said Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
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Does marriage make society better? No. (Am I arguing that singleness makes society better, or that promiscuity makes society better? No. But then, I’m not the one running around making claims like “being single makes people more mature, godly, and ethical than being married.”)

Does marriage make people more ethical, godly, mature and responsible? No, it does not.

There are, in fact, a lot of secular and religious conservatives who wrongly maintain that marriage is necessary to make a person mature, godly, loving, etc, which is odd, one reason of a few, is that there are many news reports of MARRIED people being arrested for things like raping women or children (I have numerous examples on my blog), and Jesus of Nazareth never married himself.

Being married sure didn’t make this neurologist any more ethical, godly, or mature:

(Link): Prominent neurologist who was found guilty of sexually assaulting six women while treating chronic pain hangs himself in Riker’s Island jail

Excerpts:

By Ruth Bashinsky
August 15, 2022

A prominent Manhattan neurologist found guilty of raping six female patients, drugging them and making them watch him masturbate, hanged himself in Riker’s Island early Monday.

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Adult, Single Woman Forgotten and Lie Dead in Her Home for Two Years Before Body Discovered

Adult, Single Woman Forgotten and Lie Dead in Her Home for Two Years Before Body Discovered

I believe this is in London, Great Britain. I’ve read of similar scenarios occurring in the United States.

As I said on Twitter, too many American churches (and even abuse survivor advocates) are too hyper-focused on children to show much interest or care in helping anyone single (or even married) over the age of 30,  40, 50, etc.

I don’t want to fall into the strange, usually liberal habit of insisting that everyone care about a particular topic as much as I do, but I find it troubling and weird that people can clutch their pearls in worry over child neglect or child abuse but not seem to care about elderly (or middle aged) people who die alone and so on.

I guess it’s like people who go looking at an animal shelter to adopt a pet, and they go for the puppies and kittens, rather than the elderly cats and dogs who arguably need care and a home more than the babies do.

As someone who is a former codependent, I myself have to be careful about not adopting a “care taker” role, though.

I spent too many years trying to rescue or look out for other people around me (whether family, co-workers, or neighbors), of whatever age, and I am burnt out.

I don’t see why churches cannot do more in this area, though.

I have several news articles cited on my blog about married people who die all alone.

Yes, even if you are married and even if you have adult children, you can end up dying alone. It happens.

(Link): The police failures that left ‘forgotten’ woman to lie dead in her flat for two-and-a-half years: How officers TWICE visited her home and claimed medical secretary was ‘safe and well’ after refusing to force entry

July 22, 2022
by Martin Robinson

Police twice decided not to break into a flat where a medical secretary lay decomposing for two-and-a-half years and even mistakenly claimed she had been seen ‘safe and well’ despite having already been dead for at least 14 months by then, an inquest heard.

Sheila Seleoane’s housing association had also failed to ‘connect the dots’ when she stopped paying rent, her gas was switched off and neighbours complained of a terrible smell emanating from her home in Peckham.

The hearing at Southwark Coroner’s Court was told her rent payments stopped around the time she died, but Peabody was able to arrange for them to be taken from her Universal Credit benefits.

The housing association also switched off Miss Seleoane’s gas supply without making contact with Britain’s ‘forgotten’ woman.

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Bride Shot In Head, Killed During Celebratory Gunfire at Wedding

Bride Shot In Head, Killed During Celebratory Gunfire at Wedding

All of those marriage-worshippers out there, telling you you’ll be much happier if you just marry…  that you can supposedly fix all of society if you just marry, dang it!

Well, this lady got married and was shot and killed moments after.

It’s a sad story – sorry for her family’s loss. I just saw the headline and it confirms again that marriage isn’t the end-all, be-all, even if you had hoped to marry but remain single.

(Link): Bride shot in head, killed during celebratory gunfire at wedding

by Ben Cost
July 18, 2022

An Iranian bride tragically died at her own wedding after getting hit by a stray bullet during a round of celebratory gunfire.

Mahvash Leghaei, 24, had reportedly just tied the knot when a male guest decided to mark the occasion by firing off some ceremonial gunshots — a custom that’s illegal in Iran.

Unfortunately, the shooter’s festive firearm display, in which he allegedly used an unlicensed hunting rifle, backfired horribly: While the first shot went off without incident, a second round reportedly went through Leghaei’s skull and brain before hitting two male guests, according to reports.

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Bride Among Four Dead As Wedding Car Plunges Into Ravine and is ‘Swept Away’

Bride Among Four Dead As Wedding Car Plunges Into Ravine and is ‘Swept Away’

I am sorry these people are dead – truly – but part of me marvels when I see stories like this one (and I’ve got more like this one on this blog).

Stories of people who die within hours or days of just having gotten married.

I am a conservative, so I’ve nothing against “the nuclear family” and marriage and so on, but I disagree to the insane degree to which other conservative push those concepts.

They will often publish bogus studies claiming that married persons are happier or healthier than singles (again, such studies have been proven false before), but they never account for the news items or situations where two people marry, and one of them turns out – is found out after marriage by the other spouse – to be abusive, a pedophile, or where one or both die in a car accident or whatever within moments of marriage.

The older I get, I’m learning that a lot of life is not actually what happens to you (or what does not happen), but how you view the things that happen to you (or well, the things that don’t happen to you – if you’re wanting something to happen but it never does).

WEDDING HORROR Bride among four killed as wedding car plunges into a ravine and is ‘swept away in raging river’

by Katie Davis
July 17, 2022

AT least four people including a bride have been killed after a car carrying a wedding party skidded off a road and plunged into a steep rocky ravine.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Pakistan after the vehicle, which had nine people inside including three kids and a baby, crashed before being swept away by a river, it’s reported.

It’s understood the driver lost control of the car while turning a sharp bend on the Muzaffarabad-Neelam Valley road before plummeting into a deep gorge.

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UK Court Says Widower Can Use Late Wife’s Frozen Embryo for Surrogate

UK Court Says Widower Can Use Late Wife’s Frozen Embryo for Surrogate

(Link): Widower wins right to have baby using embryo created with his late wife

Landmark ruling allows Ted Jennings, 38, to use embryo to have child via a surrogate

(Link): Widower, 38, fights for the right to have a baby with embryo he created during IVF with wife after she died of a ruptured uterus while pregnant at the age of 40

May 5, 2022

An investment manager is fighting for the right to have a baby using the last remaining embryo he created with his late wife, after they spent a years desperately trying to have children.

Widower Ted Jennings, 38, of Highbury, north London, used his sperm to create multiple embryos with Fern-Marie Choya during several rounds of IVF treatments between 2013 and 2018.

He has now asked Mrs Justice Theis at the High Court to rule that it would be lawful for him to place the last embryo – which was created in 2018 and has been stored –  ‘in treatment with a surrogate mother’.

But lawyers representing the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said Mr Jennings’ application should be dismissed.

They argued that it would not be lawful to use the embryo because Mr Jennings’ accountant wife, who died in 2019, had not provided written consent.

(Link): UK court says widower can use late wife’s frozen embryo for surrogate

Ted Jennings said his wife previously agreed upon using their embryos if she were to pass

June 23, 2022
By Haley Chi-Sing

A U.K. High Court judge ruled in favor of a man requesting to use his late wife’s frozen embryo with a surrogate on Wednesday.

Ted Jennings, 38, had submitted his application to the High Court after his wife, Fern-Marie Choya, died suddenly in 2019 while pregnant with twins and did not give written consent as to how her embryos could be used following her untimely death.

The couple had previously engaged in fertility treatments, according to The Guardian. Choya later became pregnant with twins and died suddenly 18 weeks into her pregnancy after experiencing complications.

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Parents Killing Their Infant or Toddler Children in Hot Cars

Parents Killing Their Infant or Toddler Children in Hot Cars

Every so often, I see another news headline about a parent who forgets to bring their baby or toddler inside, so the kid dies in a sweltering hot car.

So… does parenthood bestow character or more responsibility into a person, as so many pro-natalism, pro-nuclear family groups and persons claim? Nope. No, it does not. There is nothing magical about being a parent that makes a person more ethical, responsible, or loving than not being a parent.

(Link): Parents Killing Their Infant or Toddler Children in Hot Cars

July 2, 2022

Two babies died in consecutive days this week after being left in hot cars in North Carolina and Georgia while their parents went to work, according to reports.

In the most recent tragedy, a man in the Tar Heel State left his 1-year-old daughter in his vehicle in Mebane on Friday afternoon amid 90-degree heat, according to WTVD-TV.

First responders were unable to resuscitate the baby after receiving a 911 call around 12:30 p.m., according to the report.

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Mother Kills Her Three Children, Self After Husband Commits Suicide – Being a Part of a Nuclear Family Isn’t a Guarantee of Happiness

Mother Kills Her Three Children, Self After Husband Commits Suicide – Being a Part of a Nuclear Family Isn’t a Guarantee of Happiness

Looks like being married with children is not a guarantee of happiness, joy, or fulfillment – as some aspects of secular culture and goodness knows conservatives keep pushing.

(Link): Mother kills her 3 children, self after husband commits suicide

by C. Weil
July 7, 2022

Tragedy compounded tragedy compounded tragedy in Minnesota last week when a woman allegedly killed her three children and then herself after her husband killed himself earlier that same day.

At about 10:30 a.m. local time Friday morning, the Maplewood Police Department said police received a call from Molly Cheng, 23, who claimed that her husband, Yee Lee, 27, had shot himself. Authorities arranged for social workers to go to the home to help the family, but soon afterward, a relative called 911 to say that Cheng might harm herself or her children.

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Man Whose Children Were Killed by Drunk Driver Commits Suicide a Day After Father’s Day

Man Whose Children Were Killed by Drunk Driver Commits Suicide a Day After Father’s Day

I skimmed the article; it doesn’t say what drove this man’s anxiety and suicidal ideation, so I’m not sure if his kids being killed by a drunk driver is what pushed his mental health the wrong way, or if they were pre-existing conditions.

Regardless, although this guy was married with children, his children were killed, so being married and a parent was not a guarantee of constant happiness for him.

Being married, and I guess a father, didn’t bring him inner peace, joy, and all the other things so many conservatives (like Al Mohler and Brad Wilcox) say it will bring.

You can get married and have children and still be depressed or have other mental health problems, or your loved ones can still die.

Very sad story.

(Link): Man whose children were killed by drunk driver commits suicide a day after Father’s Day

by Jesse O’Neill

A Canadian dad whose three children were killed by a drunk driver in 2015 took his own life in the hours after Father’s Day.

Edward Lake’s wife Jennifer Neville-Lake shared the tragic news about her husband along with a photo of their three children — Daniel, Harry and Milly, who were 9, 5 and 2 when they died in the crash.

…A day before she shared a post with a picture of the children’s graves

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Newlywed Bride Killed in Gold Buggy Accident on Holiday with Husband

Newlywed Bride Killed in Gold Buggy Accident on Holiday with Husband

I periodically like to post these news stories about grooms or brides who die on the same day (or shortly after) their wedding day, because it goes to show you that even if you do marry, that’s not a guarantee it will last.

(Link): Newlywed bride killed in golf buggy accident on holiday with husband

by Jon Rogers
June 21, 2022

A NEWLYWED bride has died on her honeymoon in a horror golf buggy accident.

Marina Morgan, 29, and her new husband Robbie were on a dream holiday when their buggy overturned while trying to do a U-turn on June 20.

Mr Morgan, who was driving, was uninjured but his new wife died at the scene.

The accident took place on Whitsunday Boulevard at the northern end of Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia.

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