Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

The Future of Marriage and Family: Take 2

Posted by Dale Kuehne on November 15, 2012

Another signal of our transition to a post-Christian, postmodern society is the recent finding that not our birth rate in decline. As over 40% of our children are being born outside of marriage the connection between marriage and parenting is weakening. The iWorld is upon us. It is breaking down boundaries daily. Is it sustainable?

http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/family/item/13481-us-birth-rate-reaches-all-time-low-in-2011

I was born three months too early
The doctor gave me thirty days
But I must have had my mama’s will
And Gods amazing grace

I guess I’ll keep on livin’
Even if this loves to die for
‘Cause your bags are packed and I ain’t cryin’
You’re walking out and I’m not trying
To change your mind cause I was born to be

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who ought a give up,but she’s just
Too hard headed!
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I’m a survivor

I don’t believe in self pity
It only brings you down
May be the queen of broken hearts
But I don’t hide behind the crown
When the deck is stacked against me

I just play a different game
My roots are planted in the past
And though my life is changing fast
Who I am is who I want to be

The baby girl without a chance
A victim of circumstance
The one who ought a give up,but she’s just
Too hard headed!
A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I’m a survivor

A single mom who works two jobs
Who loves her kids and never stops
With gentle hands and a heart of a fighter
I’m a survivor

But I must have had my mamas will
And God’s amazing grace

I’m a Survivor by Reba McIntyre from “B” side ‘Til I Said it to You (2001)

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