Courtship: A Practical Model – Part 1

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In my last post I responded to an article written by Thomas Umstattd Jr. that went viral condemning courtship as fundamentally flawed.  In my response, I hoped to point out the many logical fallacies that formed the basis of Mr. Umstattd’s conclusions and at a peripheral level point out the negatives of the modern approach to dating.

As a followup over the next several posts I intend to demonstrate why courtship is a superior mechanism for the identification and choosing of a spouse, and lay out a practical model that virtually anyone can follow who desires to court rather than to date.

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Is Courtship “Fundamentally Flawed?” – A Response to Thomas Umstattd Jr.

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My brilliant son recently brought to my attention a blog post by Thomas Umstattd Jr. entitled, “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.”

The title intrigued me since, as you will soon discover, I am a proponent of courtship as opposed to “dating.”  I was even more intrigued when I found out that Thomas was homeschooled, and that he was the founder of a website called, “PracticalCourtship.Com.”

As I read the post, an avalanche of thoughts were pouring through my mind and as I have reflected on the post over the past few weeks I felt compelled to compose a response.

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