A Romance Novelist Encounters the Courtship & Betrothal Movement

Christian romance novelist, Sharon Lathan, stumbles across the Courtship & Betrothal Movement to her great consternation.

About Hermana Linda
Hermana means sister in Spanish and Linda is my name. I was born in late 1960 to a mother who had traveled around the world and had been impressed at the baby wearing she saw in Africa and Japan. While in Japan she purchased the baby carrier in which she is wearing me in my avatar. By the grace of God, I trusted Jesus as my personal savior in 1983. He gave me a husband in 1987 and 2 sons in the early 1990's. All glory to God.


  1. TealRose says:

    This … is beyond sad. We are called to love whom we love …… it’s not a ‘transaction’ or is shouldn’t be! LOVE …. is the whole of the law .. and yet … these people feel they are above God … and have to force their children into loveless marriages…. sad, and sickening …. and wrong.

  2. Andy Villaraptor says:

    [offtopic]A Christian Romance novelist who writes novels containing explicit sex scenes. I can kinda understand… just seems a bit off. [/offtopic]
    I have always respected C.S. Lewis and his writings. However, as one who has had trouble with feeling love and emotions in general, I have never been so angered by one of his quotes.
    This/these movements, along with any belief (religious or otherwise) that aims to control the thoughts and feelings of children, teenagers, etc. sickens me, and I hope that someday these kids will someday see the light and realize that God is not the monster their parents/religious leaders are.

    • I don’t think her novels contain explicit sex scenes. The point was that she was accused of being as bad as porn because romance wakens feelings of desire for love and romance.

      I am sorry that that quote angered you. He was warning of the danger of shunning love. It was an ironic quote.

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