Troubled marriages don't just happen: they are made. In virtually every case, the seed of the eventual irreconcilable difference is planted well before the vows are exchanged. This book points to the modern dating system as the mother of most broken marriages. Dating encourages emotional attachments without covenantal fences and makes a joke of the father's authority. Wilson unearths the nearly forgotten pattern of biblical courtship and outlines how it should be applied in our society today. Biblical courtship is grounded upon the involved authority of the father and rooted in the public lives of families. Parents and pre-teen sons and daughters should read this and discover the wonderful freedom of biblical courtship.