I wish I could insert the faces that I make when I read this sort of thing... oh wait, I can:
(Sarcasm alert ahead!)
(These points are not necessarily in the order found in the text)
“Caused people to think that courtship is an opinion when in reality it is not.” Ok, that's fine, I didn't really like the idea anyway. But then why do you have a post about it? Wait... you mean that's just the way it should be? No other option?
“A man could just be overwhelmed by the beauty of a women and acting off of his fleshly feelings, approach the lady and propose to her, being that his love is based on her beauty, which will wither when she gets older, his love will probably run dry in the future (AN: like if she starts beating him with shoes).” I'm not a guy but this seems silly... most guys don't run around proposing to any pretty girl they see (at least not that I've heard of).
“Looks are not supposed to be of high priority, love is a choice and when you decide to love someone they will be beautiful no matter what.” … even if they look like Quasimodo (hard to tell from the small pic but there's a lot of random blur on my face) -- if love was some sort of mushy, feeling junk no one could ever love Quasimodo – a cold, rational choice, however, that's a different story.
“I find it very hard to believe that a young man and a young lady, thrown into a one on one situation, without a moderator, can develop a mature relationship.” You're joking, right? In all honesty, I'm kind of offended by this statement. How can a young man and young lady develop a mature relationship if they are never outside of their parents umbrella?
“Notice that Rebekah was asked if she wanted to go and she agreed!” Obviously, she (the girl in the courtship situation, not Rebekah) agrees... having been raised to accept her father's word as the word of God, what else could she do? Although, she may “agree” while looking like this.
“If the parents find fault or feel that he is not the one for their daughter, they can tell him no and their daughter will never know what was happening, thus she will not have the heartbreak of giving her heart to a young man and then having to break up when her parents tell her no.” Where do you get the idea that a woman should let her parents decide to whom she gives her heart?!?!? That's asinine! (Come on... ;-) of course I had to include my favorite word somewhere in a post like this)
Ok, I'm done reading Quiverfull bunk (at least for a few months) ... had to get it out of my system.
In other, much more exciting, news... I have a voice lesson this week!! After zero serious singing for the past year, I've finally found a teacher and will have a trial lesson on Thursday. I'm praying that she is a good fit so that I can continue studying when I get back in August.