Is Thomas Umstattd Jr. Married?

Last year I wrote a blog post titled Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed. In that post, I explained how I went from a courtship advocate running PracticalCourtship.com to no longer believing that Modern Courtship is a viable model for most people. The post went viral. I hoped to reach ten or twenty thousand people. The post […]

Friendzones, Bromances, and Why You Shouldn’t Marry Your Best Friend

The English language has a problem. We only have one word for “love”. You could say “I love my son. I love pizza. I love my Country. I love my wife. I love God. God loves me.” Each of these sentences are grammatically valid uses of the word “love” and yet convey entirely different concepts. This confusion of language can become a confusion of thought for English speakers.

Kissing, Sex, and Jesus-Flavored Bubblegum

I remember sitting in the back of a basketball gym, listening to the guest preacher rail against the evil and power of sin. He told us that if we lost our purity, we were like tape that had lost its stickiness or gum that had lost its flavor. He didn’t give us a rose to pass from person to person, but he…

Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed

I grew up as a member of the homeschool community. When I was a teenager, my friends started reading this new book called I Kissed Dating Goodbye. For months we could talk of little else. After reading it myself, I grew into as big an opponent of dating as you could find. Dating was evil and Courtship, whatever it was, was godly, good and Biblical.

How to Tell the Difference Between “Real Friends” and “Facebook Friends”

I started using Facebook back in September 2005. In those days, Facebook had big brother in the logo and was only for college students. I remember when Facebook came to UMHB. There was a mad rush on the IT department of students doing password resets so that they could get access to their .edu email […]