Dating and courtship among america americans
I want culture of the other; I want ritual and strangeness and a more interesting story.It took Saigon to illuminate my hypocrisy and to remind me that in an era when the virus of American culture devours and replaces almost everything it touches, we have to remember that “culture” falls all over the good-bad spectrum and so does Westernization.Please turn in God’s Word to the book of Ruth, and in our ongoing verse-by-verse study through this book we come to a very timeless and timely question: how do a man and woman go from meeting to marriage?Should they date, or court, or “dort” (some in-between)?
Allison Kasic of the Independent Women's Forum has written about the need to "celebrate romance," moving back to traditional courtship rituals of dinner, flowers, and conversation.
As the Crane dance went on usually a young man would see a woman that did strike his fancy.
Unlike our current dating customs, the native American dating customs required that the young man speak to his mother who then would speak to the mother of the girl he was interested in.
and many of the familiar landmarks were swept aside.
What they [modern daters] did was to develop a systematic, peer-controlled approach to the social and sexual relationships of late adolescence and early adulthood.’ Another secular source traces the transition from former courting models focused on the girl’s father, family and home environment: ‘after the Civil War, an elaborate system of rules governing courting emerged …In church history there was a council/synod of Dordt (renouncing Arminian theology, didn’t deal much with premarital relationship).