The beauty in waiting

Kate Harvey | 09 October 2012

This choice that I made for myself when I was just a girl has certainly tested me, challenged me, and made me think over and over again about what my values are and why I believe what I do. But if I could do it over again, I would. Contrary to popular belief on the matter, my choice to wait for my husband has always made me feel more feminine and lovely, not less so; it has given me an inner peace and an esteem for my own worthiness as a woman; it has taught me the real beauty in self-control, as opposed to the fleeting beauty in passion; it has landed me in the loving arms of a man who makes me very, very happy; and it has enabled me to give him a gift I’ve given no one else.

From my wedding to our wedding

Bernard Toutounji | 26 August 2012

However as I have learnt recently a wedding is the celebration of two people and for that reason I think I see why it can be an excellent part of the preparation process, because it requires discussion and compromise.

The abnormality of a virgin marriage

Katie Hinderer | 22 August 2012

My friend went on to tell me all the weddings she had been to between two virgins had been strange and awkward because the two parties had no idea what they were getting themselves into. She saw it as irresponsible and something only a religious nut would blindly attempt.

Learning to swim through an engagement

Bernard Toutounji | 28 June 2012

Before proposing we were just a couple of teenagers hanging out and in an instant we had become adults! I have realised that being engaged does not fill you with some upgraded type of love, the love you have continues, but with a new, more serious goal in sight.

Zuckerberg clothing choices

Katie Hinderer | 31 May 2012

By wearing a sweatshirt and jeans to meet with business professionals, who were no doubt in business suits, he sent the message that this meeting wasn’t important enough for him to dress up for.

To arrange a marriage or not to

Tamara El-Rahi | 28 May 2012

I’m not going to try and tell you that we should all be getting arranged marriages - I myself shudder at the thought. But I do think we can learn from them – in my extensive network of Sri Lankan relatives and family friends, I have never seen one that didn’t work out.

The end of a 72-day marriage

Katie Hinderer | 03 November 2011
I wish celebrities that wanted to play around with things in such a public spectacle would leave marriage out of it. To have this serious personal commitment between two people debased to such an extent that it is only about feelings is a shame.

Kim Kardashian’s wedding and the expectation of a princess-style wedding

Katie Hinderer | 18 October 2011
While I watched the wedding unfold I couldn’t help but think this has disaster written all over it. Disaster for the couple but more so disaster for the average girl who watches the ceremony and suddenly has wedding aspirations of princess proportions.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s pending divorce and our need to know

Katie Hinderer | 05 October 2011
Staring in The Pursuit of Happyness or Just Married doesn’t mean their personal lives should be so shamefully broadcast to the whole world. And it doesn’t give us the right to pry into their business.

Dating in 2011

Katie Hinderer | 08 April 2011
The dating scene today is difficult to navigate and not for the faint of heart.
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