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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Amelia Hamilton to share her advice on mani-pedis, matrimony, and Metamucil.
How long before pedicures are included in Obamacare? Because I can’t wait much longer; it’s getting hard to put on boots. — Kender M.
I can’t imagine that Obama would stand for some people being able to afford pedicures while others have to trim their own toenails. The procedure should be considered an essential podiatric service. Somebody should talk to Bernie Sanders about this, really. Sounds like something he’d be into.
Should I marry someone who is my political and spiritual opposite? Can a Conservative Christian (me) and a liberal atheist (her) be successful in marriage? — Anonymous
Gosh, that is a big question. By asking it, I suspect that you might already know your answer, but don’t like it. Most dating sites won’t match up Republicans with Democrats, because those couples tend not to be successful. For Christians who consider marriage a covenant and/or sacrament, how does an atheist partner fit into that?
For both politics and religion, it likely matters how important those are to you. If they’re a key part of your values system and way of life, it could be really difficult to reconcile that. It seems to me that children would be a significant issue. If you’re planning on having kids, what will you teach them? It’s a parent’s job to teach values (whether or not the child embraces or keeps them), so which would you teach the kids? If you’re not going to have children, I suppose you could simply try not to discuss politics or religion, but that will leave out most substantive discussions, as world views and values are largely intertwined in those two forbidden subjects.
Of course, I don’t know you, your special lady friend, or your situation. There are always those who beat the odds. Think about it carefully and prayerfully, and make the best decision you can for both of your futures. I’m wishing you all of the best!
This election season is making me constipated. Do I need more fiber in my diet? — @SHannitysHair
Fiber is an important part of any healthy diet, and an election cycle is enough to make anyone sick. With more than year to go, you’d better consult a physician and a sommelier.
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