"Domestic happiness, thou only
bliss of Paradise that hast survived
the fall." Mr. Janson is her favorite
teacher. Maybe she's got "designs"
on him-I don't know.
"They dream in courtship but in
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Grandfather's team for the long joumey to the valley of the Great Salt Lake consisted of a yoke of oxen and cows. The company that they joined was known as the Independent Immigration Company as each family owned its own outfit independent of the...
had eluded him and his men on the first trip. He made many topographic and geological sumeys of much of the Colorado River Basin.' Major Powell stayed at the Lunt Hotel when passing through Cedar City, while making these explorations. On sevcral...
be delivered at the S.E. Corner of Section 6, and the second 50 cords near the center of the SW4 of Section 3." "The wood shall be sold, half dry and half green, or all dry, cedar or pine, or both, and is to be cut in 3 ft. lengths and ricked up at...
Three Score and Ten in Retrospect
D.C., gave breadth and sophistication to the strength that came from the pioneer roots and family solidarity. Concerning their courtship Orpha said, "It turned out we had a lot in common. John was interesting...
AN EXPLORATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF
COMMITMENT LEADING TO MARRIAGE
D. Scott Sibley
Dr. Matthew H. Barton, Thesis Supervisor
The purpose of this study was to research how newly married couples construct and...
life-style. Likewise, as a way of behaviorally displaying their commitment experience
they give each other a special gift. (p.3)
As this example shows, the experience of commitment varies between couples, as does how their
Researchers have found many factors that play a role in the evolution of commitment
(Niehuis, Huston, & Rosenband, 2006; Ripley, Worthington, Bromley, & Kemper, 2005;
Weigel, Bennett, & Ballard-Reisch,...
A combination of each individual’s qualities can also predict marital outcomes by
affecting a couple’s courtship. A partner’s recognition of similar attitudes, social characteristics,
or behavior can determine...
Sexual permissiveness can also be a hindrance to commitment in relationship. There is
greater acceptance of sexual permissiveness in today’s society. Premarital sexual behavior is a
great risk to future success...
characteristics, such as love, loyalty, sensitivity, and trust, were all descriptions of commitment
used by both married couples and those couples who were cohabiting (Pryor & Roberts, 2005).
construct the meaning of commitment in their relationships” (p. 2). This leads to the first
RQ1: How do couples construct and re-construct the meaning of commitment
through events in courtship?
To gain a greater...
interviewed a recently married couple and asked several questions relating to commitment.
According to Weigel (2003):
The findings revealed particular events, conditions, and interactions that the couple
themselves said are relevant...
The next questions in the interview process were designed to address the research
questions. Follow-up questions were often asked according to the relevancy during the interview
and to encourage the participants to be more in-depth...
Construction and Re-Construction of Commitment
The first research question sought to explore how couples construct and re-construct the
meaning of commitment through events in courtship. Specifically, questions...
It was a good foundation that we were just friends and had that connection before any
real romance was integrated in. I guess you know that person. You know the different
aspects of who they are rather than, I have an attraction to...
adequate amounts of time to get to know their spouse and really trust them before they were
willing to commit.
Cody and Savannah Morgan developed their relationship gradually, which allowed them
to build their commitment to each...
developed their own ideas of commitment. When participants had observed positive examples of
commitment from their mother and father, they often expressed a desire to emulate those
characteristics in their own relationships....
Michael and Sarah Webb also noted the importance the discussing future plans in
courtship. At the time of the interview, Michael and Sarah had been married for 1 year and 6
months. Michael expressed that he needed to discuss future...
just makes us more prepared for the future and know that the other is on the same page.
So, it makes it easier to go through the future things and challenges, if we know we are
going to stick together and have loftier goals...