To Understand Why Brad Pitt’s Marriage Failed, Consider its Origins

What do you do with a movie star, a stellar budget, and a cataclysmic divorce? Conduct a tell-all interview with said star in topographically diverse environments with him clad in very expensive couture, of course! GQ has published a veritable celebrity Gesamtkunstwerk out of the breakdown of Brad Pitt’s glamorous marriage by whisking him from … Continued

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Don’t Move in Together for Convenience – or Real Estate.

If you want to understand the pitfalls of living together before marriage, you don’t need to look at National Review or Christianity Today. You can consult the New York Times. Well, sort of. Last Sunday, the Real Estate section of the paper featured a story called, “What I Wish I’d Known Before Moving In Together.” … Continued

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Want A Man Who Changes Diapers? Maybe Don’t Marry a Male Feminist

In her new book, How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Jancee Dunn interviews one of her friends, Marea, about her weekend: “Our daughter wakes me up early; I make breakfast and get her dressed,” she says. “Sean sleeps in and then takes his time waking up, complete with a stretch session. After he’s … Continued

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Marrying Yourself is Now a Thing

Suppose you are scripting a “millennial” character for a satirical novel or screenplay. You’d probably give them a name like Harper Stone Evans-Jubilee, and try to come up with a job description that would embody the navel-gazing decadence of her generation. Maybe you’d come up with something like “self-wedding planner,” before quickly scrapping the idea. … Continued

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Marriage Isn’t ‘Love Actually’. It’s ‘Braveheart’

Marriage is beautiful. And hard. My wife and I just celebrated our fifteen-year anniversary. We splurged and bought a king-size bed, a purchase I highly recommend. Some friends joked early on in our marriage that if we could make it to year seven, the odds were in our favor for staying together. It seemed a … Continued

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Kim and Kanye Really Are Together, in Sickness and in Health

When you imagine classic, timeless love stories, the first couple that comes to mind probably isn’t Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Given the number of internet rumors floating around about their relationship being a business arrangement or merely a set-up for reality television, they aren’t most people’s vision of an ideal couple. For those who … Continued

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