In a gray-walled, institutional hall usually reserved for prosaic debates over traffic and town budgets, Mohamoud Abdirahman rose from the audience last month and approached a panel of five town councilmen sitting in judgment.
Civil war had forced his family to flee their native Somalia in 1991, when he was a child…..MORE: NYTMES
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Under the shade of a banyan tree, a group of worshipers recite Sanskrit mantras. A couple men step forward and light a fire. Then they start walking, hands folded, as if in a trance, toward a statue. Some drape flowers…
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“Marriage Counseling invites you to focus on what your husband is doing, what he’s thinking, and what he wants, taking the focus away from your own actions, thoughts, and desires. It’s a forum for criticism, blame, and shame. It perpetuates the myth, “If only he would change, I would finally be happy.”
Intimacy skills train you to stay focused on your own paper. Instead of trying to control others, you pay attention to how you feel and what you want. That’s the critical date you need to inform your decisions and actions for the relationship – not what he’s doing or thinking.”…more: enduringallthings
Objectives: Policy and programmatic efforts promoting sexual abstinence until marriage have increased, but it is unclear whether establishing such behavior as normative is a realistic public health goal. This study examined the proportion of individuals in various cohorts who had had premarital sex (defined as either having had vaginal intercourse before first marrying or ever having had intercourse and never having married) by various ages….more: .ncbi