Kelly Bates is awesome. I love her personality, I love her great big ole’ country heart, and I love that she loves her children so compassionately. When my children started to hit the age of ‘dating’, I really began researching how other conservative family’s deal with this touchy subject. The Duggars were the first encounter that I had with ‘courtship’, when Josh Duggar courted and then married Anna Keller. Then the world saw Zach Bates in a courtship relationship. Well, guess what? While Josh’s experience turned out with a blessed event, Zach’s endeavor with Sara Reith didn’t end with the ring. So, what did Kelly Bates and her family do? They changed.
No, they didn’t change from conservative to liberal……but, they did change their views on how courtship should be ‘done’. They realized, or maybe they realized all along, that each adult is different, and each situation and relationship needs to be treated uniquely. The core of courtship remains the same, no sex before marriage, but how a couple shows their affection should be left up to the two in the actual relationship.
So, what does Kelly think about courtship? Well, below you will find out exactly what her thoughts are. She takes the time to answer her readers questions, especially on the subject of courtship. Thank you Kelly for being such a role model for us!