Explain that the following quotations are a sample of instructions given by Church leaders about dating relationships. After each quotation is read, ask the young women: How do you feel about this counsel?
You and your mate are the same size and look identical.You start each morning with a half-hour of loud hooting to frighten other gibbons away from your forty acres of forest.If you're a chimpanzee, you live in a group of fifty individuals. Aché women gather plants and small animals, and care for their children (see How Our Ancestors Lived).You do want to give him a second chance without being a complete doormat.
And your best friend introduced him to you, so just being nasty to him won't do. This is not a trivial question, and researchers like David Buss claim that the human brain evolved to its current gargantuan size mostly to figure out complex social questions like this.Explain that the decisions the young women make about young men during their maturing years will probably have more effect on their future happiness and their family’s happiness than decisions made during any other period of their lives.