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Culture Challenge of the Week: The End of Courtship

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 9:27 AM
I believe that social media can foster deep relationships...to a point. Ms. Hagelin is right to point out some of the trends in relationships these days. For some reason, it has become too "cool" to be romantic and loving. And I don't agree with that. And I think Ms. Hagelin should have also referenced the horrendous effects of the self-esteem movement that began in the 70s and 80s that continue to this day. We have generations of kids that basically tell their kids they're great and they shouldn't do anything to hurt their self-esteem. Well part of a relationship is making yourself vulnerable and if people don't do that, relationships will suffer.

Most parents hope that their children will grow to adulthood and find and marry a good spouse. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult for young adults to date in ways that lay a solid foundation for a strong marriage.

A recent New York Times article, “The End of Courtship,” portrays Millennials as a group bent on “subverting the rules of courtship.” Style columnist Alex Williams begins his article with this real-life scenario: a guy asks a girl out on what she assumes is a date - but instead of showing up, the guy texts her at 10:30pm asking her to...