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Latter-Day Saint Courtship Patterns : Jacob Neusner Series: Religion/Social Order - Mary Jane Woodger

Latter-Day Saint Courtship Patterns

Jacob Neusner Series: Religion/Social Order

By: Mary Jane Woodger (Editor), Thomas B. Holman (Editor), Kristi A. Young (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2007
ISBN: 9780761838548
Number Of Pages: 223

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For years, many have observed the notion that there are a number of distinctive differences in the mate-selection process of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and other North Americans. Because of the strongly held values espoused by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in regard to marriage within the larger picture of American cultural patterns, there are many Mormon sub-cultural differences. Unique LDS culture patterns have been found to be an expression of a young adult LDS Church member's paradigms of life's meanings. This book combines cutting edge scholarly research with items of popular interest analyzing and summarizing data and research already collected. Making commitments is vital to LDS life and affects the mate-selection process. Parental attitudes, values, and interpretations of accepted codes within the Church have developed into traditions that constitute a complex Mormon lore. Therefore, the book's approach is a detailed, comprehensive report of the author's research that uniquely incorporates folklore data. This volume defines the formation of heterosexual relationships culminating in marriage of LDS couples from 1960 to 2005, and compares this pattern to that of other cultural courtships. The study will assist future researchers in their analysis of the family, and have a direct influence on further exploration of what constitutes successful LDS families. Book jacket.

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Understanding the Theological, Historical and Cultural Contextp. 1
Hanging Out or Hooking Up: The Culture of Courtship at BYUp. 13
Courtship Statistics for BYU Studentsp. 41
Seeking Mutual Influence: The Experience of LDS Females During Heterosexual Romantic Relationships Developmentp. 59
Managing Desires: Dating Styles of Latter-day Saint Male Returned Missionariesp. 71
Seeking, Sending, and Receiving Interest Cues: A Qualitative Study of Premarital Heterosexual Romantic Relationship Initiationp. 89
Acceptance and the Change of Heart in Family Relationshipsp. 105
Now That I've Kissed the Ground You Walk On: A Look at Gender in Creative Date Invitationsp. 125
Latter-day Saint Experiences of Spiritual Confirmation in Mate Selectionp. 135
Latter-day Saint Proposal Patternsp. 167
Preparing for Marriage: An LDS Look at Mormon Trousseausp. 177
The Bride's the One in the White Swimsuit: A Look at Liminality in Mormon Wedding Receptionsp. 197
Appendixp. 203
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 213
About the Contributorsp. 221
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ISBN: 9780761838548
ISBN-10: 0761838546
Series: Jacob Neusner Series: Religion/Social Order
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 18.54  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.4