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  • Rise in Divorce
    Rates Since 1960
    France Ð Up 300%
    United States Ð Up 230%
    Sweden Ð Up 230%
    Japan Ð Up 150%
    Source:US Department of Education, 1992
  • Youth In Crisis
    Sexual promiscuity
    Drug and alcohol abuse
    AIDS & STDs
    Crime and violence
    Declining academic performance
  • Rogers Introduces
    Therapy-Based School Reform
    Adult therapeutic methods applied to child education
    Carl Rogers, Founder of Client-Centered Therapy
  • Explosion of Destructive
    Youth Behavior Since 1940s
    1940s School Problems
    1.Talking out of turn
    2.Chewing gum
    3.Making noise
    4.Running indoors
    5.Getting out of line
    6.Improper clothing
    7.Littering
    1990s School Problems
    1.Drug abuse
    2.Alcohol abuse
    3.Pregnancy
    4.Suicide
    5.Rape
    6.Robbery
    7.Assault
    Source:William J. Bennett et al., Index of Leading Cultural indicators, Empower America, Mar. 1993
  • Characteristics of
    ÒNon-DirectiveÓ Education
    4.Rejects the authority of traditional moral teaching
    5. Undermines the parentsÕ role in education
  • Best of the 20th Century
  • Strongest
    Influences on Students
    1950
    1.Home
    2.School
    3.Church
    4.Peers
    5.TV
    1990
    1.Peers
    2.TV
    3.Home
    4.School
    5.Church
    Source:Michigan State University study, 1990
  • Education for Mastery
    1.Academic education
    2.Technical education
    3.Physical education
  • Education in
    Ethical Standards
    1.Understanding the standards for good relationships
    2.Fulfilling family roles & responsibilities
    3.Training in behavior, attitudes and manners
    ¥Creating harmony
  • 1.Joins two lives¥ Shared possessions¥ Merged families¥ Common destiny¥ Physical union2.Conjugal intimacy is not shared with anyone else
  • Bonds two people together
  • Can create a new person
  • S-46Can continue a lineage
  • S-59Second responsibility of conjugal loveDevotion & service sustains marriage
  • “Sex is most joyful and fulfilling - most emotionally safe as well as physically safe - when it occurs within a loving, total and binding commitment...[as in] marriage... the union of two person’s lives.”
    Source: Thomas Lickona, American Educator, Educating for Character
  • S-531.Expresses the joy of conjugal love2.Place where oneness is attained3.Starting point of parenthood4.Allows the fulfillment of the life goal of family

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  • 1. Promoting a Marriage Culture © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this presentation only if it has not been altered from the original. © IEF 1
  • 2. Marriage & Family Besieged © IEF 2
  • 3. Rise In Divorce  Up over 200% in U.S. 19601998 Annual number of divorces per 1000 unwed females over age 15  Up 130% in China Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1998; 1985 – 1992 Statistics Bureau, Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs © IEF 3
  • 4. Children of Divorced or Single Parents at Risk  Emotional problems  Delinquency  Dropping out of school  Abuse of sex and drugs  Poverty © IEF 4
  • 5. Marriage Rates Declining  Down by 40% in U.S. since 1960 Annual number of marriages per 1000 unwed females over age 15  56% of adults are married Source: National Center for Health statistics; US Bureau of the Census, 1998 © IEF 5
  • 6. Births Outside Marriage  Sweden — 50%  France — 35%  U.S. 30% — © IEF 6
  • 7. Rise in Cohabitation in America 900% increase 5 4.2 Million Couples 4 3 2 1 0.5 Million Couples 1960 1998 Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports, © IEF 7
  • 8. Reasons for Cohabitation  Fear of divorce  Less commitment  “Test-drive” relationship  Government incentives © IEF 8
  • 9. Cohabitation Is No Panacea  Increased conflict and poorer communication Source: David G. Meyers, The Pursuit of Happiness  Greater likelihood of divorce  7 times greater risk of violence to women Source: National Crime Victimization Survey, US Department of Justice, 1992 © IEF 9
  • 10. Natural Family Order Facilitates Love  Guides family harmony © IEF 10
  • 11. Positions in the Family Grandparen ts & Parents Tru e Husban Lov d Elder e Younge r Sibling Wife Siblin g Children & Grandchildre © IEF 11
  • 12. The Four Spheres of Love  Child’s Sphere  Sibling’s Sphere  Spouse’s Sphere  Parent’s © IEF 12
  • 13. Parents — Primary Moral Teachers Schools can support parents in this role © IEF 13
  • 14. Passes On a Legacy Conserves and transforms  Grandparents — Represent the Past  Parents — Represent the Present © IEF 14 © IEF 14
  • 15. Family as Royalty of Love  Father and Grandfather — Kings  Mother and Grandmother — Queens  Child — Prince and Princess © IEF 15
  • 16. Strong Families Have Focus Higher than Self  Altruistic purpose  Service to community © IEF 16
  • 17. Uniqueness of Marriage Joins two lives     Families Possessions Destiny Bodies Sex — Exclusive to the spouse © IEF 17
  • 18. Profound Significance of Marriage Highest expressio n of yang. One half of humanity. Highest expressi on of yin. One half of humanit y. © IEF 18
  • 19. Conjugal Relationship Emotional and psychologica l bonding © IEF 19
  • 20. Conjugal Relationship Produces physical and spiritual force to create a new being © IEF 20
  • 21. Conjugal Relationship Continu es lineage © IEF 21
  • 22. With Freedom Comes Responsibility Conscien ce © IEF 22
  • 23. With Freedom Comes Responsibility Conscien ce Spous e © IEF 23
  • 24. With Freedom Comes Responsibility Conscien ce Spous e Child © IEF 24
  • 25. “Sex is most joyful and fulfilling – most emotionally safe as well as physically safe – within a loving, total and binding commitment… [as in] marriage.” Source: Thomas Lickona, American Educator, Educating for Character © IEF 25
  • 26. Sexual Desire & Self– Control Sexual Desires Sexual Activity Normal & healthy Controlling it is normal & healthy © IEF 26
  • 27. Human Sexuality Involves Freedom  Physical  Social &  Moral Instinctu al  Physical & Instinctual © IEF 27
  • 28. Mutual Ownership of Physical Sexuality One‘s sexual expression for spouse alone  Fulfills its function completely  Based on true love © IEF 28
  • 29. Inspirational Family Gathering  Reading wisdom literature  Sharing stories of virtue © IEF 29
  • 30. Promote Healthy Living Among Youth  Self respect  Sobriety  Sexual purity © IEF 30
  • 31. Fulfilled Couples — Source of Strength  Better parents  Mentors to other couples  Pillars of the community © IEF 31
  • 32. Strengthen Marriages  Rededication ceremonies  Mentoring young couples © IEF 32