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Christwire’s Gay Husband “Test”

20 Aug
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I wasn’t going to write a post today, but I couldn’t resist. As I was trolling through the Huffington Post when I came across the article “9 Signs Your Husband is Gay According to Christwire.org,” What, what, what?  Who writes this stuff?   Apparently a website called Christwire.org posted an article,  Is My Husband Gay that no one knows if its supposed to be satire or serious.  The author starts off by saying,

Right now in America there are over 2 million couples secretly struggling with homosexuality in their marriages.  Are you one of them? Are you having intimacy issues? Are you suspicious about your husband’s late night activities? Or are you oblivious to a problem that could be putting your health and the livelihood of your family at risk? Don’t tell yourself that you’re simply being paranoid without taking a closer look!

Huuum…ok.  The author starts off on a somewhat serious note.  But it’s hard to tell.  The Huff Post columnist is just as confused as me, she states,

“We’re not sure if this is a satire or not, but from the looks of things no one knows. We picked 9 of our favorite “commonly accepted” signs and paired them with equally ridiculous stock photos to show our readers how silly this article really was. Visit the site to see the REST of these hilarious-if-satirical, scary-if-not reasons your husband might be gay.

I’m still not sure, so I posted the 9 signs below for you to read. What do you think?  Satire or serious (he he he) commentary?

1) Secretive late night use of cellphones and computers
Porn addiction is closely associated with homosexuality and a secretive nature implies he’s trying to hide something from you. Be on the lookout for a man who doesn’t want to web surf or answer phone calls in your presence. Texting is another favorite trick used by adulterers. For the sake of trust, a married couple should share everything, including phone logs, email accounts, chat friends and website histories.

2) Looks at other men in a flirtatious way
When you’re out in public, does he spend too much time looking at other men? Is he fond of winking at people? Does he get visibly upset when someone does not return a compliment about his physical appearance?

3) Feigning attention in church and prayer groups
Have you noticed a lack of interest in spiritual issues? Does it ever seem as if he’s just using church as an excuse to spend time around young men? Does he volunteer to mentor in all-male groups?

4) Overly fastidious about his appearance and the home
Natural men have a certain amount of grit about them. They sweat and they smell. Homosexuals often abhor this sort of thing and will also be incredibly particular about the cleanliness of the home. Does your man tweeze his eyebrows, trim his pubic hairs or use face moisturizers? Is he picky about brand name shampoos? Does he spend more time getting ready for a night out than you do?

5) Gym membership but no interest in sports
Gay men use the gym as a place to socialize and to have secret liaisons in the bathrooms. They like to work out their bodies without the competition of sports play. Afterward, they use the showers and steam rooms to engage in sexual activity beyond the prying eyes of women. If your man returns from the gym too exhausted to talk or have sex, that is a worrisome sign.

6) Clothes that are too tight and too “trendy”
Gay men don’t need words to communicate their availability for sex “hook ups.” They silently broadcast the news by showing off their lean, hard bodies in designer clothing labels. If your husband owns skinny jeans and looks at his buttocks in the mirror or if he wears an inordinate number of small-sized t-shirts, it is probably worthwhile to pay more attention to his private activities.

7) Strange sexual demands
Fetishism is a sign that a man is seeking a harder thrill beyond the normal intimacy of heterosexual relations. The woman may not appeal to the deep desires that are coming to the surface as the marriage drags on. If there is a sudden interest in sodomy, sadomasochism, lubricants, role-play, sex toys or other non-traditional intercourse methods, this is clearly an indication of deep emotional abnormalities.

8) More interested in the men than the women in pornographic films
Pornography is a dangerous element in any marriage but there are many Christians who feel watching it does add something to their sexual lives. If you have gone down this road and find that your man perks up at the sight of the men in these sorts of videos, you should be concerned. If he selects films because of specific male actors, this is an obvious sign that he is suffering from a crisis of ego and desire.

9) Travels frequently to big cities or Asia
Some husbands will spend a great deal of money traveling far from home to hide their deplorable same-sex actions. Big cities offer indulgence of every kind. From gay bars and clubs to prostitutes and sex bathhouses, a man seeking encounters can find them easily if he’s so inclined. Is there ever really a good excuse for a husband to visit Thailand or San Francisco without his wife?

10) Too many friendly young male friends
Someone who makes an extra effort to surround themselves with younger men should raise concerns in any community. If this is the case with your husband, ask yourself if he prefers their company to that of women. Do they touch each other or embrace in long hugs? Do they exchange expensive, personal gifts like scarves or cologne?

11) Sassy, sarcastic and ironic around his friends
A man who is secretly engaged in homosexual activity with others may exhibit feminine qualities when they get together in a group. In a sense, he has “let his hair down” and this will be seen in excessive back talk and speaking with one’s hands.

12) Love of pop culture
It’s quite common for young men to enjoy the science fiction end of popular culture, but when your husband becomes overly obsessed with romantic and feminine shows, that is cause for alarm. Gossip websites, Glee and The Golden Girls are three well-documented icons of the gay movement that genuine heterosexual men avoid.

13) Extroverted about his bare chest in public
Does he go shirtless in the back yard or at picnics when other men are around? Does he wear a speedo at the beach? Does it seem like he’s purposely standing right in the middle of a crowd to show off his chest and arm muscles, peppering people with questions about how strong he looks? He may be craving physical affirmation from other men and desperately looking for hints of shared desires in those around him.

14) Sudden heavy drinking
Sometimes people dealing with an unbearable emotional issue like homosexuality will turn to alcohol to hide their distress. Does your man disappear on drinking binges for long hours without answering his cellphone? Is there a strange odor about him when he returns, some strange mix of cigarettes and gel? Does he cry frequently?

15) Ladies, have you dated men in the past who turned out to be gay?
This is an important question to ask yourself when your marriage starts to have problems. Statistics have shown that women who have encountered gay men romantically in the past are the most likely to repeat this mistake in future relationships. If you answered yes, you should ask yourself whether you’re honestly looking for a man or just a shopping companion. Is sharing gossip more important to you than raising children? Ultimately, it’s a question of getting your priorities straight!

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What’s So Bad About Marriage?

25 Jun

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I was skimming through CNN‘s Living Section when I came across the article, “15 Women and Why They Said No to Marriage.” Being a newlywed I was drawn to the article. Obviously my opinion of marriage is biased. Although it took 35 years, I always knew there was someone out there for me. When I finally did meet The One, I knew it. The relationship felt different, smelled different, and tasted different 🙂 Marriage was a natural progression in our relationship. For some it takes years, for us it took months (10 to be exact). So, as I read through those 15 women’s reasons, I couldn’t help but, wonder…”what’s so bad about marriage?” Did I miss the memo? Was I supposed to not want to marry Dr. B? Was I the odd woman out?

As you read through the readers comments, they are equally mixed with pro and con marriage comments, from both men and women. Here is what I said:

I don’t understand the reason for this article. Is it a platform for women to vent? What about including 15 women who chose to say yeas marriage? What’s so wrong with marriage? I’m 36 and recently married the love of my life. And even at that ripe old age I wasn’t desperate and neither was he. For us married was a natural progression in our relationship. We both knew each other was the one. We lived together for 8 months, got engaged and, then got married after a 3 month engagement. It was simply two adults in love, and committed to each other for the rest our lives. The decision to marry didn’t cause any trauma, drama, or dilemma.

The wedding ceremony is a celebration – an outward sign to the world that you love each other and are committed to each other. I don’t see what’s so wrong with that. I believe when we find The One, all the excuses that we use as for why we don’t want to get married go away (they don’t even put up a fight).

Furthermore, I believe that if you really truly love that person, then it’s not about a piece of paper. But, it is about legally protecting your loved one in case something does happen to him or her(unless your lucky enough to live in common law marriage state). Wouldn’t you want to make sure your loved one is taken care of? Why leave it up to the court to question the validity of your relationship (I’m just saying…). The world recognizes the sanctity of marriage. Look at the tax breaks, and the credit benefits of marriage.

If living together is as good as being married, then why are same-sex couples trying their hardest to be legally recognized as partners for life(I’m just saying…).

So, dear readers help me understand this new “anti-marriage” mindset…the floor is yours.

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