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Why a Strong Government Starts with Strong Families: National Monument to the Forefathers

A couple of summers ago my family and I took a trip to Boston, Massachusetts. We watched a live reenactment of the Boston Tea party, webwalked through the historic districts, visited old style printing shops, and experienced hundreds of years of pure history. The air smelt of patriotism. Of all the American history we witnessed, […]

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purpose prevails over passion

How Purpose Prevails Over Passion for Foresight and Advancing Your Goal

“Trust your heart and follow your passions.” From childhood, society influences young people to live this way. But mantras like this, while well intentioned, can often lead to false expectations and negative consequences without the presence of purpose. Part of the problem is a misunderstanding of what passion truly is. Defined properly, passion is a […]

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Dating in the 1950s

How Younger Marriages Influenced Dating in the 1950s

The 1950s was a decade of commitment and love. Perhaps WWII made people cherish their loved ones even more, but people found security in relationships after a time of uncertainty. As we continue the history of dating series, we’ll discuss how younger marriages influenced dating in the 1950s and how baby-making defined this era. Younger […]

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Characteristics of going steady

7 Characteristics of Going Steady

Gee whiz. As we continue the history of dating series, we discuss the 7 characteristics of going steady. The quotes from this article come from Beth Bailey’s book From Front Porch to Back Seat unless otherwise noted.  Money became scarce during the Great Depression. Men became scarce during WWII. “Before the war, when discussions of […]

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