100 Word Wednesday: “Why Not With?”

100 Word Wednesday: Week 140

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Its Time again for the next installment of a weekly post 100 Word Wednesday. It’s a writing prompt meme by

100 Word Wednesday: Week 140

which invites others to share in the joys and creativity of micro fiction. Visit her blog for a full explaination of how to participate:

My entry for the week:

My dad used to say ‘sometimes you just have to say…’. Well, no. He didn’t actually say that, but he should have. He’d have said ‘Take a chance. Something’s going to happen with or without you. Why not With?’.

That’s what I thought of the day I saw your mom from across our local pool as I skimmed the leaves off of the surface. She wore a red two piece. I wore deck shoes and a maintenance hat. I took a chance.

Now it’s your turn, son. Let’s go find that preacher and get you married.
(98 words)

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Now it’s your turn.

-mike

Twittering Tales #153: What Now?

This Week’s Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 – Photo Prompt

 

Photo by Nadiya Ploschenko at Unsplash.com

This the Fourth Installment of my Twittering Tales participation for a weekly event from a fellow blogger at

Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. I let her explain.

“About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.”

Please do let her know and if you could also drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.

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What the hell? It’s supposed to be night time, but someone out there is bound to bring daylight thru my window artificially at 230am. I have a busy day ahead. I need my sleep for what will be my last day single. Hell, may as well get up now. “Turn those g-damned headlights off!!”
-280 characters

***Now it’s your turn. -mike

 

New study: As Christianity declines, so do stable relationships and marriage

Since my comments keep disappearing at the original blog, I will reblog with my comments intact.
I’m curious what the current divorce rate is in the church vs among non believers?
I did find an article. Not sure when it’s from but I think it’s worth consideration. https://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm

WINTERY KNIGHT

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Mark Regnerus is a sociologist at the University of Texas, Austin. He publishes a lot of his books with Oxford University Press. So, his research methods are generally seen as reliable. I noticed that he had done a survey of views on religion, sexuality and marriage in 2018, and he published a popular level article about it earlier this week. I think it’s worth taking a look at his findings.

He writes:

Let me offer a word about the survey. I call it the American Political and Social Behavior survey, which interviewed 5,285 Americans in November 2018, just days after the midterm election. The data collection was conducted by Ipsos… a research firm with a very strong record of generating high-quality data for academic projects.

Here are his findings:

Views of unreligious, Catholic and evangelical Americans Views of unreligious, Catholic and evangelical Americans (click to expand)

This is…

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