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Tying the Knot With 'Big Daddy'

TheReadyTexan Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 12:54 PM
The real solution for traditional families is to teach our adult children to only marry audits who come from intact families. This keeps the emotional, intellectual, and financial capital in traditional families. Adult children from single mom families can marry those from single mom families. These family lines will die out.
WestTexan Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 4:02 PM
Bingo. That's what I teach my kids. Marry your peer, someone from a similar background and upbringing. If you do not like your boy/girl friends parents or family, then I sure don't recommend marriage.
My son, age 42, finally got married. His bride, in a shimmering turquoise maternity dress, walked down a red carpet with rose petals scattered by his 8-year-old twin nieces, to join a cantor who sang the Jewish blessings under a chuppah, a canopy held by a man on each corner, in a quasi-traditional wedding ceremony.

The bridegroom broke the traditional glass under his foot, the guests cheered, and a jazz combo struck up syncopated rhythms heralding the happy couple.

If that sounds more quasi- than traditional, the bridegroom gets credit for breaking through a social trend. More than 23 percent of...