Signpostings

Relationships in a World of Individualism

  • rWorld

    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

    Contact us if you'd like get involved:
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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

    I also blog at Sharewik.com

    [Content Caution]

The End of Courtship

Posted by Dale Kuehne on January 15, 2013

The New York Times takes a poignant look at a relational universe without courtship or dating.

For those wondering if people are delaying marriage, this is further evidence that what we are witnessing is not a delay but the demise of marriage.

Why bother marrying if there is little opportunity or vision for developing any life-long relationships?

P.S. Very few people over 50 have much understanding of how radically the relational universe of young people have changed. This is especially true of most Pastors and Churches. Building a community around marriage and family simply won’t resonate with people under the age of 30, Christian or not.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/fashion/the-end-of-courtship.html?_r=0

She said I wish I was a man,
and I said so do I
She talks to herself around me
I talk to myself around her
This is my balcony scene
stage it set script is written
curtain closes in.
This scene ends before it begins
It just ends

Problematic Courtship by Off Minor from Problematic Courtship EP (2002)

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