Date: February 21, 2021 10:03PM
Americans, along with the residents/citizens of many other countries, are enjoying freedom from expectations possibly unparalleled in the modern era.
Which I'm all for! But here's an example that I find a bit perplexing (and wouldn't happen in mormonism):
A man and woman meet, fall in love and commit to one another ... without any formal religious or civil covenant. You know, like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. They live together, have kids but just never formally 'jump the broom'.
I just scanned the headline of an article about a TV star of a show I've never watched, which announced that he and his fiancée have welcomed their first child...
That was never written about Kurt & Goldie...
Is it a Catholic thing (they are both Hispanic)? Do they have to play to their families and constituency? Are then confirming, "hey, yeah, we'll do the 'right' thing!" and thus saying, "Yes, we know there's a ghawd..."
Yay, mormonism, where hanky-panky never happens! Just a lot of 8lb., 6oz premature babies, born 6 or 7 months after the hastily thrown together wedding...