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Thomas Umstattd
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Attended University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
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Enough people have googled my marital status that Google now recommends it as a search option. Here is my official response to the searchers and critics.
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Come watch the final results come in for the Courtship in Crisis Kickstarter Campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/authormedia/courtship-in-crisis
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We are hoping to turn my blog post Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed into a book. Currently we are pre-selling books on Kickstarter to raise funds to make the book happen.
Author Media is raising funds for Courtship in Crisis on Kickstarter! For many, kissing dating goodbye meant saying "hello" to lifelong singleness. It is time to fix courtship.
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I've been following since my dad mentioned the fire-starter blog post.

"Courtship in Crisis" is a much better title, and you'll need it. If the original article had a less abrasive headline, you'd have less detractors. Your observations highlight real problems, but "flawed" may apply more to implementation than to concept, and "fundamentally" is opinion in a context where fact is sorely needed. (Reminds me of first day on a certain job years ago, I introduced myself as a "fundamentalist Christian". Big mistake; conveyed the wrong message.)

Like Rebekah, I can't support it. But I truly hope the full story gets out there.

Remember that most of us who support (or did previously) the courtship concept are simply hoping our daughters will act more like Elizabeth Bennett than like Lydia and that our sons will act more like Mr. Darcy than like Wickham. The biggest flaw is forgetting: ideals take effort. Falling short of a man-set goal is not always failure. (And is rarely absolute.)

Keep following the Lord's lead and you'll do great!
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I finally did it. I wrote up a list of courtship pickup lines. Enjoy :-)
There has been a lot of serious discussion about Why Courtship is Fundamentally Flawed that I thought it would be a good idea to take a break and have some fun. Here are 25 “approved” courtship pickup lines
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Haha! So much fun!
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“You don’t need to write a book to change the world with your ideas. A good blog post can reach more people in one month than the typical book reaches in a lifetime.” This my common refrain when I speak at writers conferences. I had the chance to prove my theory this month. A post on my personal blog about courtship went viral to and sparked a nationwide discussion.
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What do you think?
The English language has a problem. We only have one word for “love”. You could say “I love my son. I love pizza. I love my Country. I love my wife. I love God. God loves me.” Each of these sentences are grammatically valid uses of the word “love” and yet convey entirely different concepts. This confusion of language can become a confusion of thought for English speakers.
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Awesome... and so true. From personal experience I find this to be spot on. I actually had a youth pastor teach on this a couple years ago, thank you so much for bringing it back into my mind!
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This is a test to prep for the real thing tomorrow. 
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Use your personalized Texas Alliance for Life Pro-Life Voter Guide to find out who the pro-life candidates are on your ballot, for each election cycle.
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BE INFORMED!
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Here is my follow up post. What do you think?
In the last week, my post Why Courtship Is Fundamentally Flawed received over half a million readers and over 100,000 comments, likes, and shares on Facebook. It has sparked a robust discussion in the comments section with over 1000 lengthy responses.
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You articulated your answers very well, as always :)
Thank you for taking the time to address some of the objections, and retaliations, i know it will help a lot of people.

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Web Strategist
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  • Castle Media Group LLC
    CEO, 2011 - present
  • Umstattd Media
    Web Strategist, 2007 - 2011
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Helping the tech timid change the world using online tools.
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Speaker, writer, entrepreneur, Wordpress guru, and homeschool graduate. Christ follower.
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  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
    Business, 2004 - 2008
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November 19