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SIU 2014 Teaser: Friendship that Counts

By Cassy Hough I typically tend to keep to myself when traveling on an airplane.  However, several years ago a neighboring passenger struck up a conversation with me that has made a lasting impression. A businessman in his mid-fifties, he … Continue reading »

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Married People Need Friends Too

By Brittany Crippen My friend and I were sitting in the restaurant looking at the menu while we waited for her husband to meet us there. I was halfway through making a decision about what I wanted to eat when … Continue reading »

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IvyQ and the Negative Side of Sex-Positivity by Cassandra Hough

While Sex Week at Yale (SWAY) and its counter-part, True Love Week, received national media attention this past February from the O’Reilly Factor, US News , USA Today , and NBC, another Ivy League multi-day event on sexuality slipped by … Continue reading »

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Building Strong Marriages with Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … Continue reading »

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Love and Fidelity: Towards Cultural Conquest or Authentic Flourishing Community? by Kevin Kwasnik

the summum bonum of the Love and Fidelity Network: support. It is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of a vital, flourishing community where one can openly express their deepest convictions, especially about matters of love, marriage, and sexual integrity –even personal struggles on the path to virtue. The mere presence of friends similarly convinced of the value of self-respect, the goodness of families and children, and the beauty of a 50th anniversary is sufficient to provide the bedrock on which real change can occur. Perhaps not directly transformative, but as an indirect though necessary consequence of the inner-strength we’ve gained.

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Friendship and Romance by Kevin Kwasnik

“The only legitimate way to acquire intimate knowledge about other persons is sincere friendship; and even if a friend is found unsuitable as one’s potential spouse, the friendship remains worthwhile, and it can be continued indefinitely if the romantic element has been excluded. Moreover, when the time comes for romance, it can provide a richer and more secure basis for marriage if real friendship has preceded and accompanies it.” (TWOTLJ II 9 I)

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Hooking In, Not Hooking Up

Thank you to Lena Chen for a comprehensive overview of the third presentation at our Harvard Conference.  It has only been slightly edited to remove her personal comments.  This is the third part to the series of articles encapsulating the … Continue reading »

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