The way that I approach romantic relationships does look more like courtship from my side. I'm just more quiet about it. It would definitely be more accepted in a church setting, for sure. I have views about money and love that meet resistance from the church in America (read: what women in those subcultures except).
Modern marriage lost it's sanctity long ago, about the same time we accepted consumerism as a way of life.
I agree. I think communication and mutual experience is what creates and builds that consciousness. I too, really like the idea of breaking down individual ego and growing a couple-ego. That takes time and I've got some left (checks screenplay)Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry
Wendell Berry has written some insightful words about relationships, community and God.
It doesn't take a certain kind, or level of relationship to change me. I'm in my late 20s and I have a pretty good handle on what I need to maintain a healthy amount of individuality and what is reasonable to budge on or freely give in my friendships, work relationships, etc. I tend to err on the side of giving too much. I'm still learning about pacing and boundaries.
I only need one. If you're all on one plane, traveling at one speed to the same place, why not pay the same price and get treated equally?Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry