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Courtship: A Practical Model – Part 3

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.

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Fatherhood: Assignment of the Day

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Dads – Here’s your assignment for the day.  Go to your kids individually and ask them, “What’s your dream?”  Listen and don’t interrupt.  When they stop talking say, “tell me more.”  When they’re done, say, “I love it!”

Bonus: Ask, “What’s the one thing I could do to help you make that happen?”

PS. Zero critical comments are allowed.  Don’t try to help them be “realistic” or change their focus.

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Fatherhood: Assignment of the Day

Courtship: A Practical Model

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 secondary level point out the negatives of the modern approach to dating.

As a follow up 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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