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Good Reads (and Watches!)
Longest Marriage in America
This is so wonderful. Filmed in 2015, they have since passed away but you can so clearly see the love between them. I love her secret to a long and happy marriage. LOL!
Blame the Millenials for Less Divorces from Bloomberg
My eyes rolled back so far in my head when I read some of these articles that I thought they might pop out of my shoulder blades. Titles such as “Millennials are to blame for lower US divorce rate, study suggests” and “Millennials — Especially Women — Have Caused the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet, New Study Says” like it is some kind of bad thing. We’ve reached that point where less divorces is a PROBLEM in our country. Imagine that. People are smart enough to figure out they want to marry a good person and stay married, unlike what they’ve observed in their parents’ wreck of a generation, and it’s a PROBLEM.
Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married.
“One of the reasons for the decline is that the married population is getting older and more highly educated,” Cohen said. Fewer people are getting married, and those who do are the sort of people who are least likely to get divorced, he said. “Marriage is more and more an achievement of status, rather than something that people do regardless of how they’re doing.”
Many poorer and less educated Americans are opting not to get married at all. They’re living together, and often raising kids together, but deciding not to tie the knot. And studies have shown these cohabiting relationships are less stable than they used to be.
Fewer divorces, therefore, aren’t only bad news for matrimonial lawyers but a sign of America’s widening chasm of inequality. Marriage is becoming a more durable, but far more exclusive, institution.
New in the Shop
If you are interested in focusing more on peace, understanding, and joy in your life, then this new printable product will interest you! Scriptures Themes for Cozy Living – Peace, Understanding, and Joy provides three weeks of Bible verses and passages to focus on.
In My Bookpile
I bought this last year: Writing Your Own Script: A Parent’s Role in the Gifted Child’s Social Development (Perspectives in Gifted Homeschooling) (Volume 8). Worth adding to your library if you have a gifted/2e child!
From the Archives
Lots of easy learning ideas on my Autumn Activities and Printables page.
From My Amazon Page
We bought one of these ColorKu games for my parents last Christmas since they are major Sudoku players and I thought it might be an interesting twist on the game. They have really enjoyed it. I’d like to get one for our family as well. Great for working that brain for all ages!
Have a fantastic day!