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That’s not really the right title, it should be “Why We Courted, But We Won’t Ask Our Children To.” But that didn't sound quite as snappy.
My husband and I both grew up in the more conservative branch of the homeschooling world. When I was twelve, my parents came home from a conference and said, “Just so you know, you’ll never be allowed to date.” I wasn’t much interested in such things at the time, so it was fine with me. As I grew older, I read all the books and resources and pamphlets on courtship and was perfectly convinced that this was the best way to go about getting married, the way that honored God and would lead to the best marriages.
Looking back now, I can see many valuable and true ideas that drove the courtship movement, ones that I still value:
However, as I grew older and begin to see the theoretical dreams of courtship turned into reality, I began to have doubts.
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