For the last two weeks we’ve been interviewing Thomas Umstattd, Jr., author of Courtship in Crisis: The Case for Traditional Dating. For seven years Thomas ran the website PracticalCourtship.com, but eventually, after speaking with a lot of people trying to follow the so-called “courtship model,” he began to wonder if courtship is all its cracked up to be.
In today’s interview, he describes what “traditional dating” is and why he thinks its a better system.
1:14 – If I want to be involved in my children’s romantic choices, why is traditional dating a good model?
4:13 – What is “traditional dating” exactly? What are the rules of engagement?
13:14 – What does parental involvement look like in a traditional dating model?
16:07 – Why is good parenting not very compatible with modern courtship?
18:16 – For someone wants to start practicing traditional dating, isn’t that hard to do if you’re surrounded by people who don’t hold that model?
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