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Unformatted text preview: not really hold responsible his beloved's honor--and despite the high-minded and sacred ideals she has invoked in refusing to sleep with him, doing so would not hold accountable her honor either. Young couples had the freedom to meet both publicly and privately. They could court or go on dates (using modern terms) to market, church and church events, visit at each others' homes, parks, barns, gardens, fields, and while on the job. Courtship did not imply marriage, and couples had to be careful about what they said to each other since any promise or expressed intent to marry was legally binding according to the laws of the Church. If a couple did mutually express an intent to marry, money was needed, or else they could plan on a long engagement until they could raise the necessary funds to provide a stable beginning for the potentially soon-to-be family....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENG 105 taught by Professor Surarath during the Winter '07 term at Central Washington University.
- Winter '07