Brother Troy and Brother Abed hope their pillow and blanket fort will serve as an object lesson for their dates.
The fort is an allegory for the Priesthood protection they'll provide for these dear sisters if they but agree to be their eternal companions.
When we were chatting on Skype a couple of months ago, she got talking about a group date she was planning. However, it seems that it was nothing at all like that, they genuinely thought blanket fort making was a perfectly acceptable venue in which 26 year olds could potentially meet their eternal companion. I have a few faint wrinkles appearing and I found a grey hair the other day.
"What, so you can create quiet corners and make out with some guy? When I was young, you'd ask someone you were interested in out for a meal. Either way, there are problems that I do see occasionally arising out of this YSA culture.
Do aspects of the YSA culture run the risk of creating emotionally stunted individuals?
"You'll understand when you're older."Being in your 20s, especially during a time when Millennials seem to be a hot topic of discussion, is tough.
It's this weird limbo stage when you are considered an adult, but you really aren't fluent in adult language or responsibilities yet. The average amount of parental help for the 20-somethings - roughly $250 a month - covers 29 percent of the median monthly housing costs in America's metro areas. Those in the art and design fields get the most help, an average of $3,600 a year.
Now, don't get me wrong, they seemed to be having a lot of fun and were positively gleeful when they heard my British accent, but I couldn't help thinking that their "date" was more suitable for a bunch of school children.
Speaking of what I perceive to be childish activities; my sister-in-law has been a member of a YSA ward in Utah for a number of years now. I asked if, in fact, the activity was some kind of ironic, nostalgic, postmodern statement of their lost youth.
When we are young, we look at our parents and teachers and think that they have figured it all out.
They have some secret to life that we will one day come to learn.
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Of all the single adults I've seen over the years, the ones that ended up in successful relationships are those that broke free of manufactured "playtime" and developed genuine shared interests with people they like; both inside and outside of the church. Is some of the problem because church culture treats single adults as almost permanent adolescents?