About 25 years ago, my pastor asked me whatever happened to courtship. He meant the old-fashioned kind, where a suitor asked for the parents' permission and announced his intentions before dating. Later on, at the appropriate time, the man would propose on bended knee.
ROSE NOLEN: Technology thrives, but real relationships suffocate
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month. Or click here for full access for one day for only 99 cents.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.