So my kids and my friends’ kids are now at the age when they’re seriously dating and thinking about the future. Unfortunately, the advice most of them receive from the culture, via the media and via their universities, isn’t just bad. It completely undermines women’s chances for a happy, balanced life.
Young women in particular are taught all the wrong things about life and love, about men and sex, and about work & family. Sadly, those whose parents didn’t offset these destructive messages with sound advice of their own are now shooting blanks. To get it right, women need a new plan of action.
In this episode, I discuss 7 countercultural rules for life and love for a new generation of women.
IN THIS EPISODE:
3:30 Modern dating is a disaster
5:30 Suzanne reads an email that gets to the heart of the issues within modern marriage
6:40 There’s an epidemic of folks raised by feminist mothers that have led marriages and relationships falling apart
8:17 Get ONE marketable, flexible degree
11:30 Sex isn’t “just sex”
12:30 Suzanne reads a great quote about casual sex from Jordan B. Peterson
13:15 Young women are not able to separate sex from emotion the same way men can
14:30 Don’t waste your twenties on men you hope will change
18:00 Marry a man who already knows his career path because once you have kids, you may want to step out of the workforce
22:30 Never live with with a man to whom you are not engaged
27:28 Men and women cohabit for different reasons
27:50 Don’t make financial decisions as if you’ll always be in the workforce!
29:00 It is not impossible to get by on one income; couples simply make decisions early on that keep them from being able to do so
32:00 Reject the idea of “work/family” balance
34:05 There’s a big difference between a career and a job; people who pursue careers pay a price for that
38:00 It is up to parents to tell their kids the truth