Tag Archives: Friendship
By Brittany Crippen My friend and I were sitting in the restaurant looking at the menu while we waited for her husband to meet us there. I was halfway through making a decision about what I wanted to eat when … Continue reading
While Sex Week at Yale (SWAY) and its counter-part, True Love Week, received national media attention this past February from the O’Reilly Factor, US News , USA Today , and NBC, another Ivy League multi-day event on sexuality slipped by … Continue reading
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
the summum bonum of the Love and Fidelity Network: support. It is difficult to over-emphasize the importance of a vital, flourishing community where one can openly express their deepest convictions, especially about matters of love, marriage, and sexual integrity –even personal struggles on the path to virtue. The mere presence of friends similarly convinced of the value of self-respect, the goodness of families and children, and the beauty of a 50th anniversary is sufficient to provide the bedrock on which real change can occur. Perhaps not directly transformative, but as an indirect though necessary consequence of the inner-strength we’ve gained.
“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)
Thank you to Lena Chen for a comprehensive overview of the third presentation at our Harvard Conference. It has only been slightly edited to remove her personal comments. This is the third part to the series of articles encapsulating the … Continue reading