Amy Kass, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Leon Kass, M.D., University of Chicago
How do you find and win the right person for lasting and flourishing marriage? This all-important task was once the point and purpose of courtship, a practice that has virtually disappeared from modern American life, leaving nothing in its place to perform the still-vital work. This lecture makes the case for courtship, partly by exposing the miseries now experienced in its absence, mainly by rehearsing the many needs courtship fulfills and the many benefits it provides. The Kasses conclude by exploring possibilities and prospects for a revival of courtship today.