A tribute to Charlotte Ray

Marriage | Remembering ‘a strong woman where strength really counts’
by Cal Thomas
Posted 2/13/17, 12:51 pm

My wife of 51 years passed away Saturday after a long battle against multiple health issues.

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New research debunks the ‘ball and chain’ myth

Marriage | Experts say married men are happier and healthier than single men
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/09/17, 11:22 am

The “ball and chain” perception of marriage is a myth, according to a research brief by the Institute for Family Values released this week.

Contrary to the common view among men that marriage is an “expensive encumbrance on their freedom and their sex lives,” new research finds married men have more money, better sex, and a longer life than their single peers. And the benefits do not apply to men just cohabiting. 

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Quite contrary

Marriage | Translation fracas shows the central problem of the curse for both sexes
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 1/06/17, 04:00 am

A few columns ago I wrote about language as a gift of God: supple, powerful, and evocative. Also slippery in translation, as the laborers working on a certain construction project on the plain of Shinar (Genesis 11) quickly discovered. Mistranslations can be historic. During the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev made a speech to Western diplomats, the key phrase remembered as “We will bury you!” What he said is more accurately translated, “We will see you buried”—a shade of meaning not quite as aggressive as Khrushchev’s attitude made it seem.

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