I thought of reposting this topic, 'hooking up'. I watched a special feature in a local news program on what is the trend in dating most specifically on college students here in USA. It’s what they call the 'IN' thing, hook up with someone even you have a bf/gf. You hook up with someone, meaning have sex, then it's up to them to decide if they want to do it again, whether it leads to courting/dating stage. It's so casual, intimacy without intricacy as what the leading actress in a movie that I watched said. I was shocked because I only see this in movies and never expect that these students being interviewed would confirm that it's a common thing. It's a big deal for me because I grew up in the Philippines and brought up as a catholic. I thank GOD for marrying someone who’s conservative too despite belonging to a different culture, born and raised in USA. Hubby told me that we’ll try our best to bring up our son based on our beliefs and hoping that he would embrace and apply conservatism. Sometimes I’m wondering what if I belong to a different culture and raised by a liberal parents, would I have the chance of being conservative? The answer is NO, environment plays a big role in moulding moral values. I thank GOD for bringing me in my culture where moral values are strongly observed.