Jonathan lindvall an alternative to dating

30-Sep-2015 07:57 by 7 Comments

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Nothing I have to say in this article is meant to be a personal attack on Lindvall.

Also, Gothard refers to Lindvall in his seminars, though not by name.At first, Lindvall shared Gothard’s idea of courtship, which Lindvall defines as: “…a relationship between a guy and a girl that both of them understand the purpose to be, to seriously look to a permanent relationship.That they are very serious about the expectation or hope of getting married.” This is because there is still the opportunity for either person to back out if they find they are not emotionally compatible.It all started when Bill Gothard* began to get Christians excited about “courtship” rather than dating.This came at a time when numbers of Christian young people and their parents were ready for something completely new when it came to romantic relationships — something that would serve as an antidote to the trends of the world. In reality, however, the movement that began was something very different from the one in the days when the custom of “courting” was regularly practiced.

Subtlety, and sometimes imperceptibly, “courtship” began to be a tool for an authoritarian pattern of relationships.

Young adults were beginning to be asked, not only to allow their parents a say in whom they married but, in some cases, to completely abdicate that decision into their parent’s hands.

A myriad of teachers and an endless array of websites have been promoting such ideas in varying degrees of severity.

This has led to the development of a subculture, made up largely out of the American home-schooling community, in which such practices are becoming accepted and normal.

In this article, I would like to examine one of the many teachers within this subculture, Jonathan Lindvall.

Jonathan and I have known each other since I was a small boy, as he used to stay at my parents’ house whenever he gave seminars in our town.

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