That’s what Beth Spraul argues (with appropriate nuance) in “You’ve Got Lies: Chick Flicks and the World’s Approach to Men and Marriage,” a six-page PDF hosted by Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington D.C.
She proceeds to discsuss “three powerful lies communicated to and believed by women through this genre of ‘chick-flicks’ as well as ‘chick-lit’ (literature)”:
- Lie #1: Men think of romance and relational intimacy exactly like women do!
- Lie #2: If I marry the right man, all will be right in my life.
- Lie #3: I will know that a man is right for me by feelings I get when I’m with him.
She closes by sharing her own courting experience.
Das ist gut, ja?
Update: Cf. Russell Moore, “Can Romance Novels Hurt Your Heart?“