A woman known as the "Princeton Mom" has offended a great deal of people with her advice in the new book, "Marry Smart." Susan Patton, aka "Princeton Mom," encourages young women to go to college and spent a significant amount of time finding a husband, and says that rape is "all on" the victim if she's too drunk.
"College-age women should multitask while they're on campus," Patton said during an interview on "Today." "Work will wait. Your fertility won't. So yes, I'm saying, double down. Spend 75 percent of time planning your personal happiness, putting in place the things you need to ensure you reach your personal goals. My advice is for women who know what they want, that part of their life goal is to have children in a traditional marriage. You're not getting any younger, you have to get to this, you have to plan for it."
Patton is a Princeton alum and has two sons who also graduated from the school. She became famous for writing a letter to her alma mater suggesting that women worry less about academics and more about finding a husband. It was advice that set of a frenzy of debate and led to a book deal for Patton, who expands upon her advice in her book. more >>
Bishop Martin D. McLee, who heads The United Methodist Church in the New York Area, announced on Monday that he will be seeking to stop church trials of priests who have officiated same-sex marriages, though some critics have said this could lead to a split in the denomination.
"I am grateful to report that the matter concerning the Reverend Dr. Thomas W. Ogletree will not result in a church trial as a just resolution has been achieved," McLee said in a statement, according to NBC News. "I call for and commit to a cessation of church trials for conducting ceremonies which celebrate homosexual unions or performing same-gender wedding ceremonies and instead offer a process of theological, spiritual, and ecclesiastical conversation."
Ogletree, a Frederick Marquand Professor Emeritus of Theological Ethics and one of the authors of United Methodist's Book of Discipline, was facing a canonical trial after it was revealed in 2013 that he officiated his son's same-sex wedding, which goes against church teachings. more >>
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview that he has "no sense of judgment" on NFL prospect Michael Sam who announced in February that he is gay, and also commented on Pope Francis' recent remarks that he could be open to civil unions.
"Good for him. I would have no sense of judgment on him. God bless ya … Look, the same Bible that … teaches us well about the virtues of chastity and the virtue of fidelity and marriage also tells us not to judge people. So I would say, 'Bravo,'" Dolan said on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, when asked for his views on the issue.
Every young girl has pictured what their dream wedding would look like when they grow up. Most of them picture something like a Disney movie with the prince walking them down the aisle. Most of the time that doesn't happen. But, in Nikki Marquez's case, tears turn to joy, as her boyfriend's apparent affair leads to an amazing dream-like proposal and wedding she could never imagine.
What started out with the couple sitting at a dinner table inside of a hotel arguing, turns into something incredible. The future husband, Justin Davis, is sitting talking to Nikki at the table and another girl comes over to them. This girl, who Justin supposedly cheated on Nikki with, throws a drink into his face. Nikki is in complete shock and Justin walks away from the situation pretending to be embarrassed. What happens next is so touching.
The whole restaurant is in on the flash mob and they create a surprise wedding proposal for the ages! Watch and see this incredible surprise marriage proposal and wedding below: more >>
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, is lashing out at critics along with her longtime friend turned new husband Nick Gordon.
Gordon, 24, blasted critics of he and Brown on Twitter in an angry message that was retweeted by his wife.
"(Expletive) tryna tell us to slow down. Seems like you (expletives) need to shut the hell up and enjoy the show @REALbkBrown," Gordon's message retweeted by Brown reads. "Me and @REALbkBrown will be together forever there is no splitting up. We've been through it all." more >>
Conservative groups have criticized Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's recent decision to not appeal a judge's ruling that struck down part of the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Conway, a Democrat, announced Tuesday that he will not be appealing a Feb. 12 ruling by U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II that determined Kentucky must recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. Conway said in a statement that he has chosen not to appeal Judge Heyburn's ruling because doing so would be "defending discrimination." Shortly after his announcement, Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, also a Democrat, said the state will hire outside attorneys to appeal Heyburn's ruling.
Beshear said in a statement that the definition of marriage "will be and should be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in order to bring finality and certainty to this matter," adding that "the people of this country need to know what the rules will be going forward. Kentucky should be a part of this process." more >>