Forever Together

I applaud TIME and Caitlin Flanagan for highlighting the strong case for marriage [July 13]. Admonishing us to embrace "hard work and self-sacrifice" may not make a very sexy story, but it is refreshing. Flanagan presents the bald truth: marriage is the best foundation for children. Just as the media have shifted their focus toward decidedly nonsexy financial stories about hard work and saving, it is time for more truth-telling about marriage, sexual relationships and family--including the profound benefits of pouring oneself into a lifelong marital partnership. Mandi Mangler, FAIR LAWN, N.J.

Flanagan grossly understates the complexity of the...

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