Courtship: It’s Just Coffee

| August 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: Is courtship just coffee? Evidence that defining the terms and expectations is so very important.  From Raising Real Men “Hey, I’ve got some unexpected time free. Want to meet for coffee?” an adult young man texts a female friend. “I’m not comfortable meeting guys like that. You need to talk to my father,” […]

Femina on Courtship Tales

| August 20, 2014

  “Ben came and picked me up on his motorcycle that night – wearing his cool leather jacket. Yes, we went on a date. On a motorcycle. Just the two of us. Dad did not come along in a sidecar on the motorcycle, and he did not come and sit at the next table with […]

Why Courtship Is Fundamentally Awed

| August 18, 2014

By Douglas Wilson Thomas Umstattd Jr. recently made a splash with his article “Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed.” To be perfectly honest, I thought a number of his points were very good, like frosted flakes in the bowl glinting in the morning light of your quiet breakfast nook. But I also thought, retaining the honesty theme here, […]

The End of a Courtship: One Mother’s Perspective

| August 17, 2014

Step back in time for a moment to your college biology class.  You were a good student. You read the text; you attended every class; you took notes, despite the prof’s hypnotic drone. You were going to rock this class. Then you went to the lab. And try as you might, you could find nothing […]

Reexamining the Patriarchal Vision

| May 26, 2014

By Israel Wayne  I was recently approached by a mother at a homeschooling convention who heard me speak to the teens on the topic of “Waiting for True Love.” She brought her 11-yr-old daughter up to me and said, “Mr. Wayne, can you please tell my daughter why, when she turns 18, that she needs not […]

Embracing Courtship With An Open Heart And Mind

| October 18, 2013

I was raised as a child to wait and discover the spouse God had in store for me. I embraced the term courtship, and dreamed of the day that God would bring the right man in my life for me. But I ended up having a little bit different story than what the books portray as being […]

Courtship Resources for the 21st Century

| September 24, 2013

Family Reformation While the doctrine of salvation was being reformed during the sixteenth century, so was marriage, manhood, womanhood, courtship, child raising, fertility, abortion, and almost every area that touches family life. John Calvin never wrote a book on the family, but he touched off a family reformation. He was the instigator of a massive […]

Duggar Daughter’s Courtship Has Old-Fashioned Roots With a Tech-Savvy Twist

| September 23, 2013

Jessa and Ben have an unusual relationship by modern standards. They met at church and started to get to know one another, which is a normal “how “Courtship is not just about having fun,” added Michelle, 47. “You are really considering if this person could be your life partner — you pray about it and […]

“Brother, You’re Like a Six”

| June 8, 2012

Another fantastic piece from Boundless.org: In the world’s version of attraction, I’m a consumer, not a servant. I respond to attributes of yours that I like because of their potential to please me. Again, this is not malicious or evil — it’s just not how we’re primarily called to treat one another in Scripture. It’s not […]