02 Aug 2010
Well, I was wrong. This lovely lady thinks otherwise! Check it out and share.
Full column here, bits below.
Last week I posted an article with a deliberately provocative title: Should Homeschooling Parents Have College Degrees? I didn’t offer my own answer; instead I invited readers to share their thoughts on what, if any, level of education might be required by each state—a bachelor’s degree, a high school diploma, a basic … Read the rest...read more
15 Jul 2010
Are these ideals applicable today? Is this “too much”? Or would leaning back in this direction help our youth bring dignity back to courtship?
Full article here with large chunks below.
Couples had to navigate through an established and inflexible etiquette developed over time to protect the woman’s character and good name thus ensuring her viability on the marriage market, but needless to say made courtship very difficult.
The Rules and Prohibitions of Courtship
There were very specific rules and prohibitions to forming an attachment.
- Formal means of address
- Discreet conversation
- No intimate touching
- No correspondence
- No gift-giving
Modes of … Read the rest...read more
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