Marriage Saves

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Marriage Saves
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Last Sunday, twenty-one couples from western India were married or engaged in a mass ceremony held to protect the girls from prostitution. Many women in the Saraniya community end up being sold into the sex trade by their families because of tradition and the allure of easy money. However, the activists who organized the wedding believe that marriage or engagement removes the girls from such work. Thus freeing them or preventing their entry into a life of veritable slavery. Couples as young as twelve were engaged, while the older participants tied the knot.

You can read more about the ceremony and Saraniya people here.

Cooties

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Cooties
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My youngest always made a face and said ewww whenever he saw us kissing. I had to play on that for our wedding pictures so the photographer told my boys to make faces while we stood behind them and kissed.

One-Track Minds

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One-Track Minds
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Now, some of you might think this little boy is looking at this wedding cake and seeing his own future wedding. Or perhaps wondering when he'll meet the girl of his dreams?

Well some of you haven't been around many 4-year-old boys lately. With authority, I can tell you he is only thinking about cake.

The Angry Yawn

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The Angry Yawn
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That's not just an "I'm bored" yawn, that's a "get me out of here right now" one. I foresee crying within an hour.

Geeze Brad!

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There's always one guy like Brad at every wedding.

Bubbles!

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Bubbles!
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Well at least one person isn't only here for the champagne variety.