Hook-up or real romance? Maybe the decision starts at home.

Hook-up or real romance? Maybe the decision starts at home. April 5, 2011

What if, instead of blaming the “media” or the “culture” for the relaxed sexual mores of our times…what if it all starts at home? What if a young girl or boy’s ideas about sex, romance, and relationships start by the relationship(s) their parents have? Obviously the culture impacts all of us, no matter how hard we work in our personal lives. But I do wonder if the culture, particularly it’s negative elements, can’t be countered by good families, parents who are committed to each other and their children. If children are raised by two parents who love each other and – gasp – even enjoy being around each other, maybe even find each other sexy and attractive, does this impact their perception of what love is, the context for sex, romance, etc?

So in my latest column, I reflect upon Jennifer Moses recent WSJ piece, “Why Do We Let Them Dress Like That?” I think Moses does a great job of addressing the problem. But I think her own analysis is just scratching the surface.

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