For a little while, Maurice and Erika can talk alone, while the Smiths sit in the next room. Smith walks in the room, Maurice knows it’s time to leave.
But, in order to know that, there then has to be some sort of test.
” I more recently found out (March, 2009), from another Indian priest, that India has the lowest divorce rate in the world.
(A strange web site confirms this.) Courtship, as opposed to dating, was the norm internationally, until technologically-enhanced modernity gave us another foolish bit of “progress.” “Teenage” Culture.
You can hop in the car and in a matter of minutes be miles away from mom and dad, living in your own universe, doing what you want. If it does not terminate in marriage, the two will become personally interested in each other for the wrong reasons. Now, some may ask the question: is there any acceptable social activity between a boy and a girl without reference to marriage?
This helps to widen the so-called generation gap and it makes for a very sick society. If the couple is not eligible to marry within a reasonable time — a year or so — then they should not court. In other words, is casual dating alright only for the purposes of fun? The reason I take this hard line, which is very rarely spoken today, has to do with the very nature of boy-girl relationships.It was literally unknown to Lebanon until quite recently, thanks, in large part, to the exportation of bad American culture to the Middle East.