Does this sound like a fairytale—a children’s bedtime story? This is because modern society is shot full of wrong education, misinformation, hollow opinions, pop psychology, ignorance, bad advice—or no advice—all of which virtually prevents young people from having any hope for true happiness in marriage.
The following are revealing statistics, trends and facts derived from census data, and what sociologists, psychologists, marriage planners/counselors and others report.
Is this not something people just pick up from others and “learn as they go”?
Why do they only grow worse with the passing of time?
The answer: because the laws and principles of God are being routinely broken by earth’s billions of human inhabitants. If the effects are bad or rotten, then we should be able to admit that something is wrong, possibly very wrong, with the cause—the ways that people in society practice dating, courtship and even engagement.
There are many manuals available, written from the human perspective, on how to date, court and find a mate.
And there seems to be no end of sociologists, psychologists, marriage counselors and others considered to be experts, who are only too willing to offer what are no more than the —over whether homosexual partners should be granted marriage licenses. President and his allies are pursuing a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages.
Even if both were serious, and technically courting from this point (this is often the case today after just Also, because it sounds too “official” and “old-fashioned,” teenagers today rarely even use the term “dating.” The idea of a date—when a man formally asks a woman, for instance, if she would accept an engagement for dinner—is nearly non-existent.
Many simply slip or tumble into dating situations, seemingly not caring how this happens, or even consider in order to successfully date—and be able to eventually move on to the more serious courtship and pursuit of marriage.
If dating and courtship were practiced correctly today, they would form the foundation of a beautiful relationship between a husband and wife as God ordained it.
The two would spend a lifetime together enjoying much happiness and joy.
While shocking, this is only the briefest thumbnail—a very tiny sampling—of all that could have been included.
Take the time to consider the enormous implications of these statistics.
The most commonly recognized definition is “an appointment for a specified time; especially a social engagement between two persons of opposite sex” (.