Author:Suzanne Venker

September 30, 2016

The Art of Not Communicating

This was originally published at Engaged Marriage. We often hear communication in a marriage is everything, and that is indeed true. But good communication doesn’t always require dialogue. One of the most proactive measures I’ve taken to bring about a more peaceful marriage is to not talk. Well, less...

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September 24, 2016

A Conversation with John Marshall Townsend, Ph.D.

John Marshall Townsend, Ph.D., is Professor of Anthropology at Syracuse University and Adjunct Lecturer, College of Medicine, Upstate Medical University (SUNY). He teaches six large, popular classes, has lectured widely, and has appeared on the "O'Reilly Factor," on NPR, and on the BBC Scotland. His articles have...

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September 16, 2016

Olivia Wilde’s Subway Fiasco

By now you've probably heard that actress Olivia Wilde (whose name I'd never heard until today) tweeted about her experience on a New York subway and countless media outlets picked it up. (Here and here and here, for example). "Riders who won't give your seat to a...

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September 12, 2016

Yes, you can be empowered without feminism!

Note: This article was originally published at FoxNews.com. Being Phyllis Schlafly’s niece was a bit like watching Fox News instead of CBS: I was always presented with the “other” side of a controversial subject, the one that’s rarely heard but is hugely instructive. Because of her...

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August 31, 2016

August 23, 2016

Enlightened Women and Neanderthal Men

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of hearing that American women are an enlightened species while their husbands are nothing but Neanderthals. That is not my story, nor is it the story of any married couples I know. Nevertheless, parents are routinely subjected to the notion that...

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August 12, 2016

A Letter to My Breadwinner Husband

My dearest Bill, The other day, around 3:00pm on a random Wednesday, I was headed to the grocery store to get something to make for dinner. As you know, I've been slacking on the food front for some time and can't seem to get organized the way...

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July 18, 2016

July 13, 2016

How to Stay Married

In a recent Time magazine cover story, entitled "How to Stay Married (and why)," author Belinda Luscombe asks what a modern marriage promises that historical unions didn't. Answer: the possibility of more satisfaction than ever, and the likelihood of more disappointment than ever. What she meant is that we live at...

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July 7, 2016