Stacie Tchividjian Attempting to Turn Repeated Sexual Sin Into a Virtue of Sorts
Dee of The Wartburg Watch blog, tweeted this recently
Stacie Tchividjian is letting it all hang out. She’s putting it all on the table, maybe hoping to put it behind her so they can start collecting speaking fees again. But she doesn’t say everything….
Stacie Tchividjian wrote this blog post:
The sub-heading of her blog is “Sinner and Saint.” Mmm-hmm.
Here are a few excerpts from that blog post by Stacie:
There was a crushing stage in the eleventh year of that marriage when I was the women caught in adultery. Yes, I cheated on my first spouse. My selfish choices devoured my superficial attempt to never break the 7th Commandment. That marriage ended in divorce.
No. This is not a good idea. Most women are not going to want men using LinkedIn (professional networking site) to hit them up for dates.
by Dan Hall
Some men are turning to different platforms because it’s more ‘authentic’
A SEEDY trend in dating sees men ditching apps like Tinder in favour of less conventional methods to wangle their way into sex.
Creeps are now exploiting certain tech platforms not designed for dating to make their moves, including on LinkedIn and Airbnb.
Mother Killed Daughter To Prevent Her From Having Sex
By Natalie Musumeci
A Florida mom who fatally stabbed her 11-year-old daughter more than a dozen times copped to killing the child because she wanted to “prevent her from having sex” with men, according to reports, citing an arrest affidavit.
Rosa Alcides Rivera, 28, was arrested Sunday morning and charged with first-degree murder in the death of the daughter, Aleyda Rivera, after she drove up to an Orlando hospital with her already dead child in the front passenger seat, authorities said.
Sunday School Teacher’s Husband, Stepdaugther Arrested for Her Murder, Made Up Panhandler Attack: Police – by L. Blair
In light of news articles such as this: conservatives need to stop promoting the Nuclear Family, parenthood, and marriage as being societal fixes. Secondly, Christians need to stop teaching, as some of them do, that marriage (or parenthood) is necessary to develop character in people.
Did marriage or being part of a nuclear family, or being a mother, help the woman in this news story at all? Nope.
by L. Blair
Months after the husband and stepdaughter of beloved Sunday school teacher and professional engineer Jacquelyn Smith claimed she was fatally stabbed by a panhandler, Baltimore police announced Sunday that they have arrested the father-daughter duo for the crime.
Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the late Sunday School teacher’s widower, Keith Smith, 52, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, 28, were arrested by Texas State Police, near the U.S.-Mexico border while trying to flee the country earlier on Sunday, (Link): the Baltimore Sun reported.
Things You Should Say To Your Single 30-Something Friend by S. Silver
After describing at some length a list of phrases and questions that should (Link): no longer be said to single women in 2019, I realize I’ve kind of left us hanging, haven’t I? How rude. I should complete the lecture and offer a list of things you absolutely can and should say to (Link): single women at your leisure and convenience. It’s only fair.
…[Things Single Women Wish They Would Hear from friends]
I could paint this with a broad stroke and say it applies to everything from casual dinner catch-ups to weekend getaways, but really what I’m talking about are gatherings of people who are coupled or have kids.
And I don’t care how angry this makes the commenter who won’t stop going on about my dusty appliances.
I am targeting the fun, buoyant gatherings of families I’m never invited to because I don’t have a family and why would a woman without kids want to attend a “kid” event?
It couldn’t be that a group of people she likes are having fun and she’s not, heavens no.
People in couples invite other people in couples to do stuff. People with kids invite other people with kids to do stuff.
Single people don’t get invited to either kind of stuff. I mention this not out of spite, but out of longing. I have Instagram. I see.
Woman Shocked to Discover Her Husband Starring in a Gay Porn Video
There’s little point in being married if the guy you married is running around having sex with other dudes and having sex with those dudes in movies. If this is marriage, life long singleness doesn’t look so bad.
by Lydia Hawken
Pat Robertson’s Insensitive Response to Randy with the Unanswered Prayers
Someone named Randy sent Pat Robertson a question to Robertson’s 700 Club television show and it was featured in today’s show (Feb 20, 2019). (View questions here)
You can view the particular question under discussion in this post here (also available at the 50 minute mark (Link: on You Tube here):
I BELIEVED IN THE POWER OF PRAYER, BUT IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE GOD LISTENS TO ME. SHOULD I JUST GIVE UP ASKING?
Randy told Pat that he’s been praying over and over for a financial blessing from God, and for his family member to be healed of a physical health problem.
Pat essentially responds that Randy is not getting his prayers answered because he’s being selfish praying for himself.
That response is wrong because the Bible actually instructs believers to pray for their own needs – not just the needs of other people – and Pat did not address the fact that Randy was not praying only for himself but also for the healing of a sick family member.
Widow Whose Husband Died Sues Over ‘Loss of Sex’
So, being married does not, contra conservative and Christian propaganda I heard often while growing up, guarantee an end to loneliness (if your spouse dies), and it does not guarantee hot, steady sex.
Jamie Finnegan was left brain-damaged and passed away in 2018 after a procedure at Brisbane Hospital went wrong six years ago
By Jenny Awford
THE widow of a husband who died after a botched medical treatment is suing the Australian government for £650,000 over a loss of sex.
By Alexandra Klausner
February 14, 2019
A Florida woman threw a frozen porkchop at her boyfriend’s face during an argument on Friday, police said.
Police arrested 48-year-old Jennifer Brassard on Saturday and charged her with domestic battery, WFLA reported.
by Dan Kopf
It is one of the most profound changes in life in the US, and in much of the rich world. Instead of meeting our partners in school, at work, or through friends and family, many of us now meet them online.
Some 39% of heterosexual couples that got together in the US in 2017 met online, according to a recently released study (pdf) by sociologists Michael Rosenfeld and Sonia Hausen of Stanford University and Reuben Thomas of University of New Mexico. This was also the case for more than 60% of same-sex couples that year.
My Thoughts Regarding the Editorial: Sex & The Single Pastor by Rod Dreher
The following editorial by Rod Dreher is about a liberal Luthern preacher named Nadia Bolz Weber who recently had a bunch of women’s “sexual purity rings” melted down to have an artist form them into the shape of a vagina.
Bolz Weber also released a new book about sex called “Shameless.” It’s an anti-Purity Culture book.
The author of this essay, Dreher, refers readers of his piece to (Link): this page (“The Luthern Pastor Calling For a Sexual Revolution”) at the New Yorker about Bolz Weber.
I was a devout Christian for many years, and that is one reason among a few as to why I remain a virgin past the age of 45.
That’s right, I’ve never had sex – because I was waiting until I got married to have sex, but I never found the right guy to marry.
I have spent a few years blogging here pointing out how nobody but nobody respects adult virginity or celibacy.
Many conservatives and Christians mock and insult adult celibacy and virginity, not just “sex positive” feminists or liberals.
As a matter of fact, a lot of Christians (and secular conservatives) view marriage to be the norm, and as something that can “fix” society, so they shame or insult anyone who remains single past the page of 30, whether that singleness is due to choice or circumstance. (I have examples of this sort of thing in older posts on this blog.)
Valentine’s Day is Stupid, But Men Should Stop Complaining about It by Kat Timpf
….After all, Valentine’s Day is the worst. I mean, who cares? All it means is that all of your social-media platforms are going to be flooded with pictures of other people’s flowers, complete with captions about how they were gifted by BEST BOYFRIEND IN THE WORLD, while you watch your cat lick up the crumbs from the cookies that you’re eating alone in bed. (Just me?) Even when I’ve been in a relationship, I still haven’t cared about it much because I have a career and a life and other things to worry about besides showing off my relationship on Instagram to make the cat-crumbs people feel bad about themselves.
That being said, I’d still have to say that the only thing more ridiculous than Valentine’s Day is probably the fact that men are complaining about having to spend a little cash to celebrate it.
Oklahoma Man Crashed His Car Into Adult Novelty Store Then Stole Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Sex Toys and Lingerie
Feb 19, 2019
One man took joyriding to a new level when he stole hundreds of dollars worth of sex toys and lingerie from an Oklahoma adult novelty store, which he gained entry to by crashing his car into the shop, officials said.
The incident took place around 3 a.m. Monday at Hustler Hollywood in Tulsa, the city’s police department said. However, it wasn’t reported until around 8:45 a.m. when an employee saw the damage.
Some Muslims Don’t Know or Care about American Liberal Intersectionalism
(this post has been updated below)
I found (Link): this tweet today. It’s from a British paper.
The text above the tweet reads:
“Muslim parents’ protest against school teaching equality lessons on homosexuality grows”
Muslim parents are angry because some school wants to teach “equality for homosexuals” in a school there. The parents say this goes against their Muslim faith.
Here is a quote from that article (link is below):
She [a Muslim mother who has a child at the school in question] told BirminghamLive: ‘It’s inappropriate, totally wrong. Children are being told it’s OK to be gay, yet 98 per cent of children at this school are Muslim. It’s a Muslim community.’
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The hypocrisy and irony abounds.
Liberals like to (Link): classify their favorite pet groups in a hierarchy of protection, favoritism, and loyalty.
American liberals are obsessed with “intersectionalism,” in which Muslims are, at this point, in the liberal hierarchy, probably the number-one most protected group of theirs, followed by LGBT, then women (with “women of color” taking precedence over white women – liberals claim to be feminist, but they often take every opportunity to revile, scapegoat, demonize, and (Link): encourage hatred of white women).
Any time a Mulism hurts, insults, or murders a homosexual or a woman, American liberals, whether they are Christian progressives or secularists, will never say anything about it.
As if dating wasn’t hard enough, dating apps have found a way to turn things from hard to damn near impossible. Between dodging catfishes to praying your date is a real person and not a bot, the odds of finding love through an app can feel pretty low.
But there’s no reason to give up — dating can help build character … right? Fortunately for you, these online daters have decided to share their worst dating app experiences so you don’t have to feel alone, reminiscing about the times you wish you never swiped right.
“After going on too many first dates that weren’t panning out, including one where I drove 40 minutes to hear a guy brag about illegally squatting in a foreclosed house for a year, I decided to filter the guys I date like I do for work. (I sometimes cast guys for dating shows.)
Women Bored By Monogamy Says Study by W. Martin
(Link): The Bored Sex
Women, more than men, tend to feel stultified by long-term exclusivity—despite having been taught that they were designed for it.
…Marta Meana of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas spelled it out simply in an interview with me at the annual Society for Sex Therapy and Research conference in 2017. “Long-term relationships are tough on desire, and particularly on female desire,” she said.
I was startled by her assertion, which contradicted just about everything I’d internalized over the years about who and how women are sexually.
Somehow I, along with nearly everyone else I knew, was stuck on the idea that women are in it for the cuddles as much as the orgasms, and—besides—actually require emotional connection and familiarity to thrive sexually, whereas men chafe against the strictures of monogamy.
But Meana discovered that “institutionalization of the relationship, over familiarity, and desexualization of roles” in a long-term heterosexual partnership mess with female passion especially—a conclusion that’s consistent with other recent studies.
In Which U.S. Cities Do The Majority of Single Christians – Specifically Those Who Regularly Attend Church – Live? by B. Showalter
There have been so many articles released this past week pertaining to the topics I normally blog about here, I can barely keep up. Here’s another one.
The second article below is from The Christian Post (as I said below the Tweet of this that was put out by The Christian Post: “Does it really matter since most churches do not have over 30s age singles groups and/or they insult singles for being single?”)
(Link): Single Practicing Christians Tend to Be in Big Cities – via Barna
by B. Showalter, Feb 2019
Which U.S. cities do the majority of Christian singles call home?
The majority of Christian singles tend to dwell in large East Coast cities, according to Barna.
In a study (Link): released this week, researchers unpacked how much the dating and relationship landscape has changed in the U.S. Barna has consistently tracked for many years the relationship status of practicing Christians — defined as those who attend a religious service at least once a month, self-identify as Christian, and say their faith is important to them.
The Gender Wage Gap is Between Married Men and Everyone Else by Micheal Coren
We know about the pay gap for women. Perhaps what we should be talking about the one for married men.
Economist Guillaume Vandenbroucke (Link): turned his attention to the very, very well-studied subject of the gender pay gap and realized the conventional wisdom may be wrong.
The gap has been quite persistent over time, although it is improving. In the US, full-time working women earn 80.5% of what men earned in 2016, about 1% more than the previous year, (Link): according to the US Census Bureau. Controlling for age, experience, occupation, and industry, researchers say the gap narrows even further: closer to (Link): 91%.
A Valentine’s Ode to Friendship by P. Jane
Hunh. This article did not turn out to be as good as I was expecting it to be.
Marriage does not bring meaning or happiness to people’s lives.
If you are counting on a spouse to meet all your needs (emotional and otherwise) think again, because I have plenty of examples on my blog of women who divorced abusive, insensitive, or controlling men, or women who are in lonely marriages, where their husband puts watching football or his job before spending time with his wife.
I have an article on my blog about a woman whose husband developed early dementia in his early 40s, which she said left her feeling like a widow, because his mental faculties degraded to the point he was like a big slobbering baby. She became lonely in her marriage.
That is why married people need to stop fixating so much on their spouse and try to make platonic friends outside the marriage.
(Link): A Valentine’s Ode to Friendship
I wasn’t ready to date after my husband died suddenly a year ago. I felt heartsick. But I also felt lonely. I had spent the previous 30 years writing alone in a room, which was great when I had a family who magically materialized at the end of the day.
But now, with my husband gone and my daughter off to college, writing alone in a room all day no longer seemed appealing. I needed someone to talk and laugh with, face to face.
Or F2F, as they say on the dating sites.
Online dating sites were offering Valentine’s specials:
“Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and friendship. Join now and get two months free!”