learn from the best, or repeat the mistakes of those who came before. I listened to the song "and we haven't even kissed" by moriah peters and her courtship with joel smallbone, as well as the stories of krystalina and jason evert. And I have decided that they both made a promise to court their future bride as if she was mama mary, or our lady of lourdes, or our lady of the bright mount the holy blackness, or our lady of guadalupe, or like my own grandmothers, and my own mother, aunties, sisters, cousins, and nieces. But what is unique about the evert and smallbone courtship is they both decided not have a first kiss on the lips until the day of their wedding mass. I love this because some courtships do not get to the wedding mass and in this way the man is protecting this woman he wants as his wife and future parent of their children. So that if they do not get to the wedding mass and a song of songs that she is still pure and ready to be with the holy spirit until God's will for her is done and the gift from god in the form of a vocation made specifically for her arrives as a blessedly single woman, a blessedly married woman, or blessedly religiously ordained women or a leading a lay ministry. And parents please shower and protect the hearts and intentions of your children with prayer until your last breath as their parent on Earth. The wedding is a time to witness the prayerful preparation of this husband and wife for blessings and miracles to come in their service to god, family, and neighborhoods forever.