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Category Archives: Friendship

A Defense of the Casual Date

by Christian Say Until recently, I had a hard time understanding all the attention given to dating. “Young adults aren’t dating anymore!” “Guys need to man up!” “Girls say they want to go on dates, but really they don’t!” “Girls … Continue reading »




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Meeting People is Easier than You Think

by Andrew Debter As Valentine’s Day rolls around, we are all reminded to cherish our relationships, particularly romantic ones. But for those who are single, this reminder is not always a pleasant one. It can seem a bit intrusive, like … Continue reading »




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SIU 2014 Teaser: Friendship that Counts

By Cassy Hough I typically tend to keep to myself when traveling on an airplane.  However, several years ago a neighboring passenger struck up a conversation with me that has made a lasting impression. A businessman in his mid-fifties, he … Continue reading »




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Married People Need Friends Too

By Brittany Crippen My friend and I were sitting in the restaurant looking at the menu while we waited for her husband to meet us there. I was halfway through making a decision about what I wanted to eat when … Continue reading »




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The Love of Love (Part 3)

Below is the final post in Kevin Kwasnik’s three-part series, The Love of Love. Having learned in Part 1 and Part 2 why the love of love is something to be avoided, Kwasnik explains here how the reorientation of our … Continue reading »




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The Love of Love (Part 1)

In the first edition of this three part series, Kevin Kwasnik introduces the concept of the love of love. He describes it as a common malady of many modern relationships, and traces its origins back to mythological stories like Tristan … Continue reading »




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What Does Real Love Look Like?

“Off the Hook” is the Love and Fidelity Network Student Chapter at the University of Virginia. Below are a few reflections from their recently elected President, Danny Pluta, about Off the Hook’s plans for next semester. By Danny Pluta The … Continue reading »




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Will you do what’s expected…or take a chance on something great?

By Cassandra Hough This reflection was inspired by the campaign poster (pictured left), which asks the question, “Will you do what’s expected, or take a chance on something great?”  I have fond memories of my college friends and I singing … Continue reading »




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Happy Galentine’s Day!

By Brittany Crippen If you’ve ever watched the TV show, Parks and Recreation, you might have heard Leslie Knope talk about her favorite holiday—Galentine’s Day. According to Leslie, February 13th is a holiday where ladies can simply celebrate being ladies, … Continue reading »




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Fidelity and Freedom

This post originally appeared November 13 at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute website the Intercollegiate Review. Luke Foster, Student Fellow at Columbia University, shared this reflection following his participation in Sexuality, Integrity, and the University. I’ve just returned—with 11 other Columbians—from … Continue reading »




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