What happens when a man and woman promise to love one another until death do them part? Well, that depends on how they define that little word “love.” Psychologist Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso and Attorney Bradley J. Mancuso reflect on the meaning of love in marriage.
"When someone experiences desire as a cosmic force, he makes the flattering assumption that he has such a capacious, dynamic sensibility that his ardor must originate in something larger and deeper and more important than does the love of the other ninety-nine percent of mortals." Mark Bauerlein on rationalizing lust with transcendent eros.
"People who are extraordinarily beautiful recognize the force of their beauty and underestimate other virtues. How easy is it to forget issues of character when one’s beauty does so much?" Mark Bauerlein reflects on Narcissus, the curse of beauty, and the love of self.
Accepting that there are different points of views is key to conflict resolution.
Michael Wright suggests, "Poetry can help us name subtle spiritual experiences. The right poetic metaphor can create new contemplative space in our minds and hearts, and as we begin to read poems with spiritual themes, a path comes into focus that can guide us from exile to kinship."
How can our home be conducive to friendships, both within the family and then outside of the family?
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