RO has just blogged a great post over at our collaborative youth ministry blog called, What the ‘Unhooked’ Culture Means for Youth Ministry. RO is doing a series on the book Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both
If you work with youth or young adults you should be following RO’s posts on this topic.
Young people have virtually abandoned dating and replaced it with group get-togethers and sexual behaviors that are detached from love or commitment–and sometimes even from liking. Relationships have been replaced by the casual sexual encounters known as hookups…Hooking up’s defining characteristic is the ability to unhook from a partner at any time.
—author Laura Sessions Stepp