Marriage. Most people close their eyes to visualize images, not of joint tax returns, family politics, shared responsibilities and cohabitation, but of the wedding celebration. We think about all the expensive outfits and dinners used to mark the vows binding us into spiritual union with our partner. The promise to become one with them. In… Continue reading Becoming one, or becoming no one (1)
Of course there are many confounding factors to be included when determining a child's willpower, not the least of which would be their own unique personalities. However the study clearly shows that children make decisions based on how reliable they think others are. So it's not enough to tell your child to do as you say, you have to do as you say also
Rodney’s main argument is that what is construed as slavery in Africa before the 1500s is better described as ‘serfdom’ or ‘household service’. These ‘slaves’ had more autonomy than any of the slaves in the New World did, able to own land and earn wages. They were considered “affinal members of a family” (Rodney, 440).
If the Gospels were written by people at the Sermon on the Mount, someone would have written down 'Blessed are the cheesemakers'