June 8, 2022 Roundup
Recent family related news included: two perspectives on what makes a relationship successful; approval of same sex marriage by the Church of Scotland and a deep dive into what domestic violence is and the profound effect it can have on everyone in the household.
Finally, in honor of gay pride month we are sharing a FamilyKind perennial favorite video: “Love has no Labels.” Click on the image below to enjoy the video.
Domestic Violence Victims and their Abusers
Pat Fersch, forbes, May 11, 2022
The author writes: “Courts need to balance the psychological harm to a child with the rights of an alleged abuser to visitation with that parent in the short term. Protecting children needs to include protecting them from exposure to psychological harm as well as physical abuse in equal measure.”
Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriages
BBC News, May 23, 2022
The Church of Scotland has voted to allow clergy to conduct same-sex marriages for the first time. Members of the General Assembly in Edinburgh voted to change church law following years of campaigning. This means same-sex couples will be able to marry in church in services conducted by ministers.
Not Every Breakup Is About Being Broken
Abby Comey, The New York Times, June 3, 2022
The author shares: “I always thought the purpose of love was to find your forever person, and that every breakup was a failure in that quest. But what Sarah and I had wasn’t broken. It was a place for me to claw back toward life and, later, a place to bloom. I hope the same is true for her. I hope we grew together until we had to grow apart.”
I Married the Wrong Person, and I’m So Glad I Did
Tish Harrison Warren, Opinion Writer, The New York Times, June 5, 2022
“But I want to simply offer that choosing to stay in a marriage for all kinds of unromantic reasons is a good and even a brave choice. And, even if it would never make a great book or movie, that choice offers its own kind of quiet path of discovery, growth, love and flourishing.”
Ad Council, 2015
In honor of gay pride month we are sharing a FamilyKind perennial favorite video: “Love has no Labels.”