What Being A Straight Woman On Tinder Has Taught Me [Buzzfeed]
5 Things Pride And Prejudice Can Teach You About Men [Verily]
She’s Pretty, She’s Smart, And She’s Fun, So Why Don’t I Ask Her Out? [Verily]
St. Teresa and the Single Ladies [NYT]
Indian Women Are Never Taught How To Be Alone, And That’s A Problem [Buzzfeed]
Telling women to apologize less isn’t about empowerment. It’s about shame. [Washington Post]
See also: Crap Apps
Loving Our Detractors [Morning Offering]
You MAKE Me So Angry: How Do I Acquire the Spirit of Peace? [Roads from Emmaus]
Fr. Andrew Damick writes a fascinating post on Family Systems Theory and Orthodoxy.
How to Stop Sexualizing Everything [The Federalist]
Passionate friendship may be the antidote to a culture drowning in sexualization.
My 89-Year-Old Grandma Taught Me How To Be Single [Thought Catalog]
On reasons not to get married.
The power of lonely [Boston Globe]
On things that are best done in solitude.
I Changed My Mind: Why I Decided Not to Get Married [Urban Romance Online]
Deciding you don’t want to spend the rest of your life with your fiancé, after all.
Praise, validation, and encouragement [Book of Jubilation]
There’s a valuable core behind self-criticism—it points to a need for wholeness.
My husband read to me while I was sick. It changed our marriage. [WaPo]
The powerful influence of reading aloud—on the story and the relationship.
How to get married without losing friends or alienating people [WaPo]
It’s engagement season, y’all.
To Be Of Use [Marge Piercy]
A poem for the new year.
On Little-Known Saints [Not Because of Victories]
On Opting Out [Verily]
On Chastity and Wholemindedness [Sr. Vassa]
How Modern Working Mothers Manage Time [Verily]
When Are You Getting Married [GOARCH]
Dating Advice, Orthodox Style [OCF]
I Like My Women Like I Like My Coffee [Image]
Short and sweet today because our beloved Brigid is getting married on Sunday and preparations and festivities are underway!
The Real Magic Behind All the Hype of a Wedding Day [Verily]
Weddings and Hometown Memories [Orson Scott Card]
Homily on Marriage [St. John Chrysostom]
Everything I Am Afraid Might Happen If I Ask New Acquaintances To Get Coffee [New Yorker]
Why You Should Go To The Movies Alone [NYMag]
What I Learned About Marriage by Hiking the Camino with My Husband [Verily]
The Time I Ruined a Relationship Because I Tried to Be Perfect [Verily]
The Spinster Agenda [New Yorker]
Happy 4th of July weekend!
Orthodoxy, marriage, and the State [Second Terrace]
On finding others more or less attractive with time [NY Times]
Happy brides vs. blue brides [Refinery29]
What to Expect from the First Year of Marriage [Verily]
There is no vocation to married life [Edinburgh Housewife]
The Loneliness of Adult Women [Edinburgh Housewife]
Is Female Purity Bulls***? [Bad Catholic]
Future Phobic [Second Terrace]
Better questions than “What do you do? [Mrs Metaphor]
Love Isn’t Just About Making Him Happy [Verily]
Marriage as a Lifetime of Suffering [Glory2GodForAllThings]
They do: The scholarly about-face on marriage [Boston Globe]
Share Fondness And Admiration [Gottman]
You and Me Forever [Vimeo]
Wants vs Likes [Art of Manliness]
Can you learn life lessons from monks and nuns? [Guardian]
Dream or Sacrifice? [Second Terrace]
5 tips for ladies who prefer him to take the lead [Verily]
What does love look like? [Wonder]
Eight vows to make to yourself before marriage [Verily]
Men & Dating: Why the Pick-Up Scene Gets it Wrong [Art of Manliness]
Barbara Pym and the new spinster [New Yorker]
It’s OK to not want kids, but not OK to hate them. [Verily]
Memory eternal, Fr. Roman Braga.