In the last post on courtship, we discussed step 1 of the process: Making a List.
Now we move to step 2, which is to prepare yourself for marriage. In ancient times, preparation for marriage and the practical side to life was a natural part of childhood. Children were not separated from their parents through statist compulsory education programs, so young men spent all their days with mature men who were married. Likewise, young ladies spent all day helping their mothers and other female family members run the home. This went a long way toward teaching what was required for a successful marriage. Of course, there was a lot that was not taught, even in those environments, that we can learn today due to the abundance of resources that we have available to us.