Category Archives: Death of courtship

Kids these days

Several readers pointed out the anachronism in the Stanton quote I included in my last post: Ask any young woman how she vets all the nice young men who approach to decide who will advance to the bonus round of … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Disrespecting Respectability, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, The only real man in the room, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up, Wife worship | 130 Comments

When “traditional” means socially awkward.

As I’ve covered in recent posts*, Focus on the Family (FotF) teaches that in order for men and women to marry men must first approach women and boldly state their romantic intentions.  The woman’s job is to wait around for … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, The only real man in the room, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye, Weak men screwing feminism up | 114 Comments

Feminine wiles

Commenter Joe describes how his wife used her feminine wiles to get his attention 32 years ago: [I went] to a singles class thinking that I’d find a girl to my liking to marry. And I did. Actually, she found … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful truth, Death of courtship, Finding a Spouse | 84 Comments

Empowered to avoid responsibility.

In her book The Dating Manifesto: A Drama-Free Plan for Pursuing Marriage with Purpose, Lisa Anderson explains why she didn’t start considering marriage until she was 30.   As she recognizes (to a degree), her story is a feminist cliché.  As a girl … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Death of courtship, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Lisa Anderson, Traditional Conservatives, Weak men screwing feminism up | 45 Comments

Returning to a past that never was.

The problem with conservationism is that it isn’t rooted in anything real, anything solid.  This leaves conservatives grasping for anything they can claim as “traditional” in opposition to the current culture, while taking care not to do anything that would … Continue reading

Posted in Chivalry, Courtly Love, Death of courtship, Dennis Prager, Finding a Spouse, Focus on the Family, Lisa Anderson, Traditional Conservatives, Uncategorized | 143 Comments