It seems that years ago parents generally were stricter than they are today. It also seems that there was not as open an approach to boy-girl relationships as today.Religious laws and rules, which were very rigid, played a vital role in the lives of Newfoundland families during the early 1900's.
In this discussion courtship refers to the younger age group , more mature, group whose courting practises were leading to marriage.All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.
Nearly all marriages, even happy ones, are mistakes: in the sense that almost certainly (in a more perfect world, or even with a little more care in this very imperfect one) both partners might be found more suitable mates. But the real soul-mate is the one you are actually married to. I pay very little regard...to what any young person says on the subject of marriage. If they profess a disinclination for it, I only set it down that they have not yet seen the right person.