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The Honest Broker • 17819 implied HN points • 17 Mar 24
  1. The author struggled to find the right passage to read at his son's wedding and ultimately turned to a Kierkegaard text he had read at his own wedding many years ago.
  2. The author found sentimental value in the passage, realizing its deeper meaning as he read it in 2024, bringing a new perspective to his understanding of marriage.
  3. By revisiting a piece of paper he saved from years ago, the author was able to share a touching and meaningful passage with the wedding guests, connecting past and present moments.
Ask Polly • 6230 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Cherish your dreams and desires proudly and see your horizons expand.
  2. Recognize that finding the right partner may involve accepting imperfections and making compromises.
  3. Embrace your inner strength and individuality, and believe in your ability to thrive and be loved, with or without a partner.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2207 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. There is a growing political divide between young men veering right and women leaning left, complicating dating and relationships.
  2. Consider ditching dating apps and try more traditional methods like asking for setups from friends or striking conversations in real life.
  3. Getting married can lead to a happier, more prosperous, and more meaningful life, despite common myths about relationships and career choices.
The Pillar • 2476 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Every January 9th, millions of Filipino Catholics gather to celebrate the Black Nazarene statue in Manila.
  2. The Black Nazarene statue, brought to the Philippines in 1606, holds significant religious and historical importance for the country.
  3. Marriage is a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, celebrated with humor, forgiveness, and faith in God's plan.
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The Shift With Sam Baker • 3 HN points • 18 Apr 24
  1. Many women in their mid-40s to late-50s are reconsidering their marriages, feeling unsure about spending the next decades as they are.
  2. In certain traditional marriages, the bulk of domestic and emotional labor falls on the women, leading to feelings of being overwhelmed and underappreciated.
  3. The decision to end a marriage is sometimes met with assumptions and judgments, like accusations of finding someone else, even when that isn't the case.
Men Yell at Me • 540 implied HN points • 28 Feb 24
  1. In some states, pregnant women are not allowed to divorce, even in cases of domestic violence.
  2. Forcing pregnant women to stay married can lead to financial and emotional vulnerability, especially in states with abortion bans.
  3. Laws restricting pregnant women from divorcing are not about the well-being of the child or mother, but rather about controlling women and limiting their freedoms.
Wrong Side of History • 612 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Medieval ideas of love were heavily tied to social status and arranged marriages; noble marriages were often for financial or dynastic reasons, not love.
  2. The Catholic Church's emphasis on consent in marriage was revolutionary, allowing individuals to marry by choice rather than parental arrangement.
  3. The Church's rules on cousin marriage and restrictions on marrying relatives promoted individualism by breaking down extended family structures, paving the way for modern ideas of romantic freedom.
Men Yell at Me • 375 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Women are pressured to conform to rigid definitions of womanhood and gender roles.
  2. Societal expectations attempt to confine women to narrow standards for their appearance and behavior.
  3. Expanding the definition of womanhood to be inclusive and diverse provides freedom and challenges limiting beliefs.
Becoming Noble • 1754 implied HN points • 08 Sep 23
  1. In modern society, sexuality and love seem pervasive but have become cheap, ugly, and sterile, with a focus on self-satisfaction rather than genuine connection.
  2. Deep passion and attraction are hindered in modern times due to over-exposure and lack of mystery between the sexes, preventing the true allure of intense relationships.
  3. True love and intimacy should involve a deep connection with the divine, requiring the pursuit of the sacred and the spiritual within relationships.
Cremieux Recueil • 253 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Before Loving v. Virginia in 1967, state laws banning interracial marriage were common in the U.S., stretching back to the 1600s.
  2. Since the legalization of interracial marriage, the rates have increased over time, showing a more mixed ethnoracial composition in America.
  3. Analysis of interracial marriage rates can provide insights into race relations, impact of societal movements like the 'Great Awokening,' and patterns of intermixing across different races and sexes.
Reactionary Feminist • 39 implied HN points • 16 Feb 24
  1. Valuable loyalty in difficult times can exist in unexpected places, challenging the idea of easy separations
  2. Real-life stories of relationship challenges can be rare and challenging to share publicly
  3. Acknowledging and celebrating loyalty and perseverance in relationships is essential, even if the circumstances seem unconventional
Fake Noûs • 307 implied HN points • 30 Sep 23
  1. Skepticism and humor around the concept of marriage is common, but many people still take marriage vows seriously.
  2. Marriage serves important social functions like providing stable child-rearing environments and reducing social strife.
  3. Getting married can offer personal benefits like longevity, happiness, and financial savings, along with legal and social recognition.
The Recovering Academic • 178 implied HN points • 07 Nov 23
  1. Kao Kalia Yang, a Hmong American writer, intricately weaves personal and family stories within her writings, reflecting universal themes of love, loss, and resilience.
  2. Her memoir, 'Where Rivers Part,' delves deep into familial relationships, showcasing the complexity and struggles within marriages, maintaining cultural identity, and the impacts of war and diaspora.
  3. The book illustrates the power of storytelling in preserving memories, bridging generations, and offering solace to those who have experienced similar hardships and challenges.
In My Tribe • 9 HN points • 02 Mar 24
  1. Being able to make and keep commitments is essential in a successful marriage, and conscientiousness can be developed through rewards, punishments, and exercises.
  2. Appreciating tradition, including religious rituals, can give significance to your marriage and family, making the journey more fulfilling.
  3. Agreeing on family size, having a stable neighborhood, and positive peer pressure towards marriage and children can all contribute to a strong and lasting marriage.
Moly’s Substack • 275 implied HN points • 09 Apr 23
  1. Chinese social media sites have their own equivalents to Western platforms due to the Great Firewall.
  2. In China, families often invest in multiple homes for their children's future marital homes.
  3. Getting good grades and into a good university is crucial for a successful career due to oversupply and competition in the job market.
Freddie deBoer • 11 HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Polyamory, like many other luxuries, is more accessible to affluent individuals
  2. Educational interventions often don't substantially change academic performance due to uncontrollable factors like genetics
  3. MOOCs and similar educational tools benefit those who already possess strong learning skills
Some Unpleasant Arithmetic • 4 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. Valentine's Day can spark arguments about marriage rates and fertility, especially concerning the decline in marriage rates due to changing expectations and financial disparities in relationships.
  2. Factors like higher education levels in women, financial independence, and changing societal norms are contributing to lower marriage rates and different relationship dynamics.
  3. Cultural influences, economic factors, and policy changes are impacting fertility rates and family structures, highlighting the need for more affordable childcare, housing, and supportive policies for families.
Who is Robert Malone • 58 implied HN points • 13 May 23
  1. The author describes feeling peaceful and content in the company of their lifelong partner during a drive from Simi Valley to LAX.
  2. The post is intended for paid subscribers only.
  3. The content revolves around love and the author's reflections on their loving marriage.
Reactionary Feminist • 27 implied HN points • 09 Jul 23
  1. In the past, 'aunties' played a role in matchmaking and family formation, which seems more successful than modern dating methods.
  2. The decline of the 'auntie' role in society may have led to challenges in relationship formation and marriage survival stories.
  3. Efforts are being made to recreate an 'aunty-like' network for matchmaking and support in relationships, recognizing the need for social coordination.
sweater weather • 13 HN points • 18 Apr 23
  1. The concept of the marriage plot has evolved over time in literature, reflecting shifts in societal norms and values.
  2. Certain men today exhibit characteristics reminiscent of those in traditional marriage plots, emphasizing wealth and status for the purpose of marriage.
  3. There is a connection between the traditional marriage plot, societal power dynamics, and the modern focus on relationships and material wealth.