[Note: The following text was taken verbatim from the M Men-Gleaner Manual, “Love, Marriage, and You” used in 1956-1957. Previous entries in this series can be found here.]
Young Marrieds and Recreation
MARTHA and Joe were different-at least in many ways. They had been married for three years and were still going to dances every two or three weeks. Some of their young married friends criticized them for they had two young children. Shouldn’t they stay at home all the time with their little family? What was their explanation? This couple, before marriage, had agreed they would continue to play together and have fun after marriage, not stop recreational activities as they had seen so many couples do. They believed that young married couples need recreation and fun just as much or more than sweethearts who are courting.
1. What do you think about Martha and Joe going to dances every two or three weeks?
2. Is recreation an essential part of well-balanced living? Discuss briefly.