Welcome to the official website of UNSteady Dating, by JeaNette G. Smith.
How can you expect to avoid physical intimacy if you are steeped in emotional intimacy? How can a relationship ever be successful if you skip one or more of the essential stages of a relationship? Unsteady Dating: Resisting the Rush to Romance answers these, and other crucial questions for teenagers interested in members of the opposite sex. “Brilliant,” “Wise,” and “Absolutely Indispensable” are ways readers describe JeaNette G. Smith’s ground-breaking book on dating in the 21st century.
The article published in Meridian today http://www.ldsmag.com/article/1/11463 certainly stirred some emotion. I HIGHLY suggest anybody who thinks kids need to experience emotional intimacy prior to their missions read the responses to my previous post, “The Day We Lose Our Youth.”
This is what Amy Chau said about permissive (“Western”) parents in the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. What do you think?
“Western parents just keep repeating things like ‘You have to give our children the freedom to pursue their passion’ when it’s obvious that the ‘passion’ is just going to turn out to be Facebook for ten hours…No wonder Western parents get thrown into nursing homes when they’re old!…When their kids fail at something, instead of telling them to work harder, the first thing Western parents is bring a lawsuit.”
She concludes that our founding fathers never intended Americans to be so permissive: “Ben Franklin said, ‘If thou loveth life, never EVER wasteth time,’ Thomas Jefferson said, ‘I’m a huge believer in luck, and the harder I work the more I have of it.’ And Alexander Hamilton said, ‘Don’t be whiner.’”