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"Courtship, Etiquette, and the Adolescent Male" by Randall B Smith

Recently, Randall Smith discussed how etiquette and courtship rituals, which once helped channel masculine energy into constructive ends, has degenerated into hook-ups. In his opinion, women have been a large part of the cause. Read on for his take: I … Continue reading »

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Building Strong Marriages with Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … Continue reading »

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Courting with Sohaib Sultan, Zeba Iqbal, Aman Ali, Munira Lekovic

On March 3, the Love and Fidelity Network cosponsored a day-long conference with the Muslim Life Program and AltMuslimah.com called “Courtship, Marriage, and Divorce: The American Muslim Happily Ever After.” This event brought together a diverse group of thinkers ranging … Continue reading »

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"Noble Love in the 21st Century: We know what-not-to-do, but know-not what-to-do!" by Kevin Kwasnik

What, then, might the conservative minded individual do when trying to adopt and articulate a positive picture for his romantic activity in light of such conflict and dissolution of universally adopted, pre-marital standards? Two reactions to anomie seem typical: nostalgia and cynicism; either nostalgia for the “good-old-days” when values were clear and life was less complex or cynicism in despair of seeing no suitable, achievable option in present day circumstance.

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There is No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Students often ask for recommendations on good reading material to back up their positions. During the holiday break, take advantage of the extra time away from classes to grab a good book and get comfortable with a warm holiday drink. Or, give the gift of knowledge to your friends and family! Now is the time to consider what gifts would be appropriate for friends and family. Here are some books we recommend…

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Friendship and Romance by Kevin Kwasnik

“The only legitimate way to acquire intimate knowledge about other persons is sincere friendship; and even if a friend is found unsuitable as one’s potential spouse, the friendship remains worthwhile, and it can be continued indefinitely if the romantic element has been excluded. Moreover, when the time comes for romance, it can provide a richer and more secure basis for marriage if real friendship has preceded and accompanies it.” (TWOTLJ II 9 I)

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On the Forgotten Art of Pitching Woo

In their Prolife Propatria article “On the Forgotten Art of Pitching Woo”, Kevin Kwasnik and Ashley Crouch launch into a thoughtful discussion of the distinction between “wooing” and “pursuing”.

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"Rethinking Sex: Building Healthy Relationships in a Hook Up World"

Lena Chen, Harvard senior and staunch opponent to many of True Love Revolution’s platform statements, nevertheless did us the kind favor of live blogging throughout our recent regional conference, “Rethinking Sex: Building Healthy Relationships in a Hook Up World.”  While … Continue reading »

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