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  Courtship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Courtship is the process of selecting and attracting another for an intimate relationship such as love, sex, commitment, living together, marriage, and having children, or any combination of these.
In some cultures, courtship is eliminated altogether by the practice of arranged marriages, where partners are chosen for young people, typically by their parents.
Animals whose courtship rituals are well studied include the bowerbird, whose male builds a "bower" of collected objects, and the mantis, whose female has been observed to cannibalize her mate during mating.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Courtship   (1174 words)

 Biblical courtship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biblical courtship, also known as Christian courtship, is a term used to denote a particular response to secular dating culture within the American Christian community, c.
Full or partial employment of distinctive courtship practices (such as parental involvement, mentoring, family gatherings, and discipleship of young couples) began to be widely practiced within the American homeschool community and is occasionally found in other evangelical/fundamentalist communities.
Thus contemporary Christian courtship cannot be readily compared to historical norms of courtship practice, such as ancient or modern Hebrew cultural practices or Victorian courtship practices.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biblical_courtship   (585 words)

 Courtship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courtship produces to two young people an opportunity to study in near range the attitudes and to really lead and the value of its friends.
God knows surely some things on courtship, because it was the God that it established to institution of the union, and was the God that assembled to the first man and first woman in marriage santo.
She is in such times when they begin to kiss themselves and collarino and to cuddling around on darkrooms and to twist in parqueados cars, and goes distant beyond his first intentions and plans.
courtship.lovehere.info   (2898 words)

 Christian Courtship
Courtship, often is before you begin to date and it can even be apart of the dating process, it is when someone expresses his or her love for the other in seek a loving relationship.
Courtship is a time of acknowledging the affections of others, their love or attraction.
Courtship is the time period that you can use as a part of the process of selecting a mate.
www.geocities.com /dearvince/courtship.html   (590 words)

 The Courtship Process
The courtship process is always initiated by the young man. Not the parents (this is courtship, not arranged marriage!), though they may of course give advice and offer suggestions as to a possible match.
Courtship is not meant to be an inflexible process, so long as the underlying principles are understood and followed.
The open nature of courtship is designed to encourage interaction between the suitor and the whole family of the prospective bride, encouraging friendships with the whole family.
www.geocities.com /Heartland/7547/court1.html   (2368 words)

 FT October 1999: Proposing Courtship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courtship enables both man and woman to make clear the meaning of their own sexual nature, while elevating that nature by clothing it in the ceremonial and customary world of ritual and sanctification.
Courtship is centrally a matter for the courting couple, for the young man and his maid.
Classical courtship was, in fact, a manifestation of the true power of women as women, residing in their modesty.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9910/articles/kass.html   (5471 words)

 Five Lessons on Courtship
Courtship requires young people to refrain from casual dating and wait until they are old enough to seriously consider marriage before entering into any romantic relationship.
But courtship has dominated their group activities and so pairing off has been off-limits unless the couple is prepared to declare themselves ready for marriage and headed on that path with each other.
This aspect of courtship is directly correlated with one of the main reasons families choose to educate their children at home.
www.goodmorals.org /farris.htm   (1093 words)

 Female Strategies Courtship Strategies as a Function of Sexuality Standards
We assert that the female's use of proceptive signals and rejection strategies to control the progression of physical intimacy in a relationship is a function of her sexuality standards and the amount of love and public commitment she perceives in the relationship.
It is important to note that the female assumes an active role during the both public and private phases of courtship through her use of verbal signals, nonverbal signals and situational control that signals continued interest in the male.
The degree of nongenital and genital physical contact that the female allows during the private phase of courtship should be a direct function of her sexuality standards.
dataguru.org /love/strategy.asp   (3175 words)

 Courtship ritual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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Ironic, of the material stereographic seen during courtship would have been selfreflexive much, because the images of the rituals nonwestern of courtship were a popular form of "the exotic" subject (fig 7).
In addition, many popular systems turned around courtship white, of the center and upperclass representing serious chistoso and of the narratives, as well as the detailed painting of the ceremony bourgeois of the wedding (fig 8).
courtship.lovehere.info /courtship-ritual.htm   (3514 words)

 Courtship Now
Courtship can take a variety of forms but there are essential elements that need to be considered in establishing guidelines for a young couple.
The stakes are high in a courtship because a couple is exploring marriage from the very outset of their romantic relationship, but it is also makes them more honest.
A distinction between dating and courtship is this: a person would never enter into a courtship with someone whom they would not consider marrying; yet a person will often enter a dating relationship with someone to whom they are attracted while knowing in their gut that they would never want to marry that person.
www.courtshipnow.com /about.html   (1610 words)

 "In Contempt of Courtship" by Elizabeth Austin
From her description, it sounded like she was applying for a new job--reading the want ads, circling anything that sounded halfway promising, sending in her résumé; via e-mail, and then trudging out on a series of high-stress interviews.
Unlike the well-established courtship rituals of the 1950s, what we have today is a motley set of individual expectations, most of them patently mystifying to everyone but ourselves.
Courtship has become an unending pick-up game of playground ball, with each player operating according to his or her own individual rulebook.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /features/2003/0306.austin.html   (2037 words)

 The End of Courtship (Part 1 of 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The supreme virtue of the virtuous woman was modesty, a form of sexual self-control, manifested not only in chastity but in decorous dress and manner, speech and deed, and in reticence in the display of her well- banked affections.
A virtue, as it were, made for courtship, it served simultaneously as a source of attraction and a spur to manly ardor, a guard against a woman's own desires, as well as a defense against unworthy suitors.
A fine woman understood that giving her body (in earlier times, even her kiss) meant giving her heart, which was too precious to be bestowed on anyone who would not prove himself worthy, at the very least by pledging himself in marriage to be her defender and lover forever.
www.boundless.org /2005/articles/a0001154.cfm   (1435 words)

 Courtship in Early America
In August, after a whirlwind six month courtship, the couple married, but the marriage was cut tragically short l5 months later when young Mary died in childbirth.
Parental involvement in courtship was expected because marriage was not merely an emotional relationship between individuals but also a property arrangement among families.
A young man was expected to bring land or some other form of property to a marriage while a young woman was expected to bring a dowry worth about half as much.
www.hfac.uh.edu /gl/uscourt.htm   (2157 words)

 Betrothal - Should We Kiss Courtship Goodbye by Israel Wayne --
Courtship is much more conservative than dating, and almost always mandates the blessing of the parents.
What makes courtship so dangerous is that the young people go into the relationship assuming that they have the parent’s blessing and that they can move forward into marriage if they want to.
This courtship turned out to be a carnal way for these two dads to determine whom their children dated (or courted as the case may be).
www.fortifyingthefamily.com /betrothal.htm   (2110 words)

 Challenges in the Teen Years: Dating vs. Courtship
Simply put, the “courtship” concept is a reaction to the dating model that is thought by many to be unhealthy.
The courtship model, by contrast, seeks to postpone emotional and physical entanglements until they occur with the probable husband or wife.
Courtship is not recommended in cases of adolescent rebellion or where there is great resistance to the idea.
www.focusonyourchild.com /develop/art1/A0000550.html   (443 words)

 The End of Courtship (Part 2 of 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A nation dedicated to safeguarding individual rights to liberty and the privately defined pursuit of happiness is, willy- nilly, preparing the way for the "liberation" of women; in the absence of powerful non-liberal cultural forces, such as traditional biblical religion, that defend sex-linked social roles, androgyny in education and employment is the most likely outcome.
The courtship and marriage of people who see themselves as self-sufficient rights- bearing individuals will be decisively different from the courtship and marriage of people who understand themselves as, say, unavoidably incomplete and dependent children of the Lord who have been enjoined to be fruitful and multiply....
Not all the obstacles to courtship and marriage are cultural.
www.boundless.org /2005/articles/a0001158.cfm   (2920 words)

 Courtship - Search Results - MSN Encarta
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Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull Play.
Animal Courtship and Mating : pictures related to animal courtship and mating
ca.encarta.msn.com /Courtship.html   (106 words)

 Courtship Stories: In the News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Courtship Stories will surprise and delight your family and friends with a wedding favor or program booklet that captures who you are in your words, your stories, your photos.
She finds there is so much more to tell than a sentence or two of explanation, and couples enjoy having a keepsake that chronicles their courtship, down to cold feet and crossed signals.
Courtship Stories, allows them to share the details in an attractive, professionally done booklet.
www.courtship-stories.com /news.html   (566 words)

 The Bird Site: Courtship
During courtship, birds perform rituals that ease aggression and help establish a bond between two birds prior to mating.
Courtship behavior is instinctive, and each species goes about it in its own unique way.
Courtship usually occurs in the spring when food is plentiful.
www.nhm.org /birds/guide/pg015a.html   (293 words)

 Courtship, Betrothal, and Dating A Christian Perspective --
However, I believe that the concept of courtship has taken a turn for the worse these past 5 years or so as more people have jumped on the bandwagon and attempt to distinguish their brand of courtship from everyone else's brand of courtship.
Pearl addresses the issue of betrothal and courtship and some of the extremes he perceives in some people's attempt to apply a biblical answer to the problem of marriage.
, Israel leans heavily on defining the terms courtship and betrothal according to modern cultural perceptions, assigning a methodology to each of the terms based more upon the modern application than historical application, and then explaining why the methodology assigned to the term betrothal is more effective than that of the common practice of courtship.
www.fortifyingthefamily.com /Courtship_and_Betrothal.html   (931 words)

 Christian Dating, Christian Courtship and Marriage books
These books on courtship and Christian dating will be a tremendous resource for Christian families as they face the challenges of today's world.
But what was once known as "courtship" made ways for singles to spend time together which honored God, were obedient to parents, less oriented to self and recreation, but more on others and responsibilities.
We hear much about "courtship" these days, but judging by the conversations we have with families, many parents are quite in the dark as to the real differences between a "dating" approach to relationships and the "courtship" concept.
www.graceandtruthbooks.com /courtship/default.asp   (1649 words)

 Christian Courtship
The "Courtship Model" is an alternative to modern dating that draws its roots from centuries of tradition.
Courtship can begin when a man is able to maintain a home, manage finances, and be a provider, protector, and leader of a family.
Courtship involves progressive levels of friendship: acquaintance, casual friendship, close friendship, and intimate friendship.
www.syix.com /rivervalley/stdy_courtship.htm   (2908 words)

 Daddy's Girl: Courtship and a Father's Rights
I define courtship as the discovery of a life-partner for a daughter under the direct oversight of the father.
This courtship stuff may be nice (up to a point), and I agree that dating is unwise, riddled as it is with temptations--but hold it a minute there, sister!
Courtship is but one instance where the rubber of Scripture meets the road of life.
www.bibletopics.com /biblestudy/92b.htm   (1762 words)

 Bill Gothard | Courtship Principles
Courtship is experiencing the blessing of God by loving the Lord Jesus Christ and honoring both sets of parents.
The purpose of courtship is to determine a couple’s readiness for marriage and to discern the will of God for a covenant marriage that will benefit the world.
While the actual manifestation of a courtship relationship will vary because no two couples are alike, one of the primary motivations behind courtship (as opposed to dating) is the protection of the emotions of those involved until the time when it is clearly God’s will to proceed into marriage.
www.billgothard.com /topics/courtship.php   (1623 words)

 Kissin' Cousins
In other areas, most courtships were carried out at group events such as dances or at church or a woman could receive callers in their home.
Widows were particularly sought after since the lucky man who married one was able to acquire whatever wealth had been inherited from her former husband(s).
It was also known for older widowers to abandon their courtship of the chosen widow if she demanded too high a price for her hand (i.e., a carriage or a yearly allowance).
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/5871/61531   (613 words)

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