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Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry’s standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English.

Many desktop publishing packages and web page editors now use Lorem Ipsum as their default model text, and a search for ‘lorem ipsum’ will uncover many web sites still in their infancy. Various versions have evolved over the years, sometimes by accident, sometimes on purpose (injected humour and the like).

There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don’t look even slightly believable.

If you are going to use a passage of Lorem Ipsum, you need to be sure there isn’t anything embarrassing hidden in the middle of text. All the Lorem Ipsum generators on the Internet tend to repeat predefined chunks as necessary, making this the first true generator on the Internet.

It uses a dictionary of over 200 Latin words, combined with a handful of model sentence structures, to generate Lorem Ipsum which looks reasonable. The generated Lorem Ipsum is therefore always free from repetition, injected humour, or non-characteristic words etc.

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Vic Victor, LLB, BL, MA, JD is the president and co-founder of The Institute For Marriage and Family Affairs (TIMFA). Victor is also the co-founder of Two-gether For Ever Inc. and Single for Now Inc., two global organizations dedicated to promoting the ideals of covenant marriage and helping families stay together. Victor is the Executive Director of VigorLife Ltd., which provides treatment and medication-assisted therapeutic treatment to individuals and family members suffering from mental illness and substance abuse in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a trained lawyer with several years of legal practice in the United States and Nigeria, Victor brings versatile experience in legal, therapeutic, and ministerial services to TIMFA. As a marriage and family therapist Victor integrates techniques and interventions from Structural Family Therapy and Spirituality in practice and training. As a multi-jurisdictional trained lawyer, Victor draws from his experience as a family law attorney and mediator in marriage and family therapy. Victor believes in healing the mind, body, and soul. His forte is in identifying and addressing the root causes of problems in marriages and family relationships. Vicor is married to his college sweetheart Rev May Victor and they have three adult children together.

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