What is courtship?


#1

I want to teach my little sister about courtship, but I don’t even really know what it means, or how it works when the rubber meets the road so to speak. She is 16 and boy crazy. Not even a christian. But she listens to me, I am her “adopted big sister” I have talked about her before on this forum. She is dating boys and it is always a disaster.
I know that courtship is the best thing for young ladies - but I don’t even really know how to explain it.
I did give her the book by Jason Evert - “If you really loved me” . She likes it, but I need to be prepared to explain courtship. I have had chastity talks with her.
Can anyone help?


#2

Theres a ton o stuff on courtship out there. Read through it to familiarize yourself with the language you want to use, throuw out the anti Catholic stuff and use the rest .I think Chrystallina Evert has a book as well as Mary Beth Bonacci and a few others.

sexrespect.com/

chastitycall.org/

polynate.net/books/courtship/

joshharris.com/

aquinasandmore.com/index.cfm/FuseAction/store.ItemDetails/SKU/20261/Category/209/


#3

Here’s a link from CA about “the difference between dating and courtship”.

Further, CA Live (I think) had a guest on who was talking about her site, www.courtshipnow.com, and the teen-focused romance novel *Arms of Love. *Good Catholic stuff.

However, if your sister isn’t Christian then this might not be best - then again, it may. I haven’t read it, so I can’t really say.

Plug for the Holy Spirit: Have you been praying for your sister’s conversion? Perhaps dropped a copy of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis on her?

God Bless,
RyanL


#4

Jackpot here


#5

…And get STeve Wood’s book, The ABC’s of Choosing a Good HUsband.

He has six or seven daughters.


#6

I personally wish this had been popular, or even mentioned, 30 years ago.

I only want to point out to stick with Catholic material on the matter, and not the books by Josh Harris.


#7

[quote=ridesawhitehors]I want to teach my little sister about courtship, but I don’t even really know what it means, or how it works when the rubber meets the road so to speak. She is 16 and boy crazy. Not even a christian. But she listens to me, I am her “adopted big sister” I have talked about her before on this forum. She is dating boys and it is always a disaster.
I know that courtship is the best thing for young ladies - but I don’t even really know how to explain it.
I did give her the book by Jason Evert - “If you really loved me” . She likes it, but I need to be prepared to explain courtship. I have had chastity talks with her.
Can anyone help?
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Books by Joshua Harris:
I Kissed Dating Goodbye
Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello To Courtship

By Thomas Morrow:
Christian Courtship in an Oversexed World: A Guide for Catholics

The book Date or Soul Mate by Neil Clark Warren is another top pick, though not specifically about courtship.

Books by Steve Wood at dads.org are also good, such as “The ABC’s of Choosing a Good Husband” and as you have already stated, Jason Evert is excellent.


#8

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