In the Christian tradition, the True Cross refers to the actual cross used in the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Today, many fragments of wood are claimed as True Cross relics, but it is hard to establish their authenticity.
By Theresa O'Rourke Tired of touchy-feely friendships and being the vulnerable one in romance, a new breed of steely female is beating guys at their own game.
I'm at a sake bar watching a man get drunk on an ice-cold woman.
He shamelessly admits he can't stop thinking about her.
"Really," she says, devouring a fat slice of tuna in one tidy bite. When passionate marriage works well, it works very, very well. "When sex works badly, it can take away 50% to 70% of marital satisfaction," says Laumann.
"That's interesting." Her raw beauty recalls a young Debbie Harry. Yes, there is a lot at stake in trying to create or sustain a passionate marriage.
But it doesn't mean your marriage is in trouble if you are feeling less passionate or if sex is less exciting than when you first met each other.That is inevitable -- infatuation fades and "sexual boredom is a given in marriage," says David Schnarch, director of the Marriage and Family Health Center in Evergreen, Colo., and author of Passionate Marriage: Sex, Love, and Intimacy in Emotionally-Committed Relationships."Normal sex is doing the leftovers -- whatever is left over when he says he's not comfortable doing that, and she says she isn't comfortable doing the other," Schnarch explains.But you don't have to settle for less than a passionate marriage.With careful attention and a little creativity, you can keep the home fires burning.A number of relics associated with Jesus have been claimed and displayed throughout the history of Christianity.