A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, by Sophie Hudson

By Sophie Hudson

There’s not anything fairly like family—for sturdy or undesirable. yet in a global the place we occasionally comprehend extra concerning the Kardashians than we do the folks sound asleep correct down the corridor, it’s effortless to omit that strolling via lifestyles with our relatives bargains every kind of pleasure wrapped up within the likely mundane. There’s even a bit of sacred sitting smack-dab in the course of the standard. and because time’s-a-wastin’, we have to be cautious that we don’t take our people—and their stories—for granted. no matter if it’s a marathon bacon-frying consultation, a highway journey long past hysterically incorrect, or a better half's mother who makes each journey to the grocer an event, writer Sophie Hudson reminds us how very important it really is to decelerate and treasure the day by day encounters with the folk we like the most.

Written within the similar witty kind as Sophie’s BooMama web publication, A Little Salty to chop the Sweet is a happy, humorous, and soft account of Sophie’s very Southern family members. It’s a glance into the true lives of genuine people—and a true, loving God correct in the midst of all of it.

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The first perspective highlights the power struggle between religious institutions and the state over the authority to regulate marriages, which is connected with a claim to sovereignty. In the context of migration policies, different religious institutions and national authorities compete over the power to regulate and thus define marriages as an expression of their sovereignty. Secondly, one can focus on the “extensive regulatory involvement and coercive presence of the public power in the terrain of marriage” (Vogel 2000: 179).

While the German case is dealt with extensively in chapters 3, 4, 6 and 7, a more comprehensive overview of recent legislative changes in selected other European countries is presented in chapter 5. See Kraler (2010: 29-49) and Groenendijk et al. (2007) for overviews of family migration policies across Europe. 54 a foreign resident in possession of a valid residence permit. Accordingly, irregular migrants who are not legal members of the community do not enjoy family migration rights in most polities.

Significantly, it is this negative view of family migration that has acquired salience in recent years: family migration thus seems to be increasingly perceived as unwanted in many Western European states. At the same time, however, these same states, especially in their capacity as liberal democracies, are under pressure to protect the fundamental rights of their individual members to the protection of marriage and family life. How can the liberal state limit family migration to achieve its migration management goals without completely disregarding its human rights obligations?

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