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Promoting aMarriage Culture        © 2002 International Educational Foundation IEF is responsible for the content of this ...
Marriage & FamilyBesieged                    © IEF 2
Rise InDivorce               Up over 200%                in U. S.                1960-1998                  Annual number...
Children of Divorcedor Single Parents atRisk             Em otionalproblem s             Delinquency             Droppi...
Marriage RatesDeclining         Down by 40% in          U. S. since 1960            Annual number of            marriages...
Births OutsideMarriage             Sweden —              50%             France —              35%             U. S.   ...
Rise inCohabitationin America    900% increase      5                           4. 2 Million Couples      4      3      2 ...
Reasons forCohabitation        Fear of divorce        Less commitment        “ Test-drive”         relationship       ...
Cohabitation Is NoPanacea     Increased conflict and      poorer communication      S o u r c e : Da v i d G. Me ye r s ,...
Natural FamilyOrderFacilitates Love              Guides family               harmony                               © IEF 10
Positions in the Family          Grandparen             ts &            Parents                  Younge            Tru    ...
The Four Spheres ofLove             Child’s              Sphere             Sibling’ s              Sphere             ...
Parents —Primary MoralTeachers            Schools can            support            parents in this            role       ...
Passes On aLegacy   Conserves and transforms   Grandparents — Represent    the Past   Parents — Represent the    Present...
Family as Royalty ofLove           Father and Grandfather            — Kings           Mother and            Grandmother...
Strong Families HaveFocus Higher thanSelf                 Altruistic                  purpose                 Service to...
Uniqueness of Marriage           Joins two lives              Fam ilies              Possessions              Destiny  ...
Profound Significanceof Marriage   Highest      Highest  expressio     expressi  n of yang.     on of                  yin...
ConjugalRelationship                Emotional                    and               psychologica                 l bonding ...
ConjugalRelationship               Produces               physical and               spiritual force               to crea...
ConjugalRelationship               Continu               es               lineage                         © IEF 21
With FreedomComesResponsibility           Conscien              ce                      © IEF 22
With FreedomComesResponsibility           Conscien              ce                      Spous                        e    ...
With FreedomComesResponsibility           Conscien              ce                         Spous                          ...
“Sex is mostj  oyfuland ful l –                           filing mostemotionaly safe as wel as                  l         ...
Sexual Desire & Self–ControlSexual Desires     Sexual Activity                    Controlling it isNormal & healthy       ...
Human SexualityInvolves Freedom Physical  Social    Physical &  &                     Instinctual  Instinctu  Moral  a...
MutualOwnership ofPhysicalSexualityOne‘s sexual expressionfor spouse alone  Fulfills its function   completely  Based on...
Inspirational FamilyGathering     Reading wisdom      literature     Sharing stories of      virtue                     ...
Promote HealthyLiving Among Youth        Self         respect        Sobriety        Sexual         purity             ...
Fulfilled Couples —Source of Strength           Betterparents           Mentors to othercouples           Pillars of th...
StrengthenMarriages   Rededication    ceremonies   Mentoring young    couples                      © IEF 32
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09 pmc IEF-TIMD Lecture 09

  1. 1. Promoting aMarriage 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. 2. Marriage & FamilyBesieged © IEF 2
  3. 3. Rise InDivorce  Up over 200% in U. S. 1960-1998 Annual number of divorces per 1000 unwed females over age 15  Up 130% in China Sources: S ta ti s ti c a l Ab s tr a c t o f th e Un i te d1985 –, 1992; S ta ti s ti c s S ta te s 1 9 9 8 Bu r e a u , Ch i n e s e Mi n i s tr y o f Ci v i l © IEF 3
  4. 4. Children of Divorcedor Single Parents atRisk  Em otionalproblem s  Delinquency  Dropping out of school Abuse of sex and drugs  Poverty © IEF 4
  5. 5. Marriage RatesDeclining  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: Na ti o n a l Ce n te r f o r He a l th s ta ti s ti c s ; © IEF 5 US Bu r e a u o f th e Ce n s u s ,
  6. 6. Births OutsideMarriage  Sweden — 50%  France — 35%  U. S. — 30% © IEF 6
  7. 7. Rise inCohabitationin America 900% increase 5 4. 2 Million Couples 4 3 2 1 0. 5 Million Couples 1960 1998Source: U.S . Bu r e a u o f th e Ce n s u s , Cu r r e n t P o pu l a ti o n R e po r ts , © IEF 7
  8. 8. Reasons forCohabitation  Fear of divorce  Less commitment  “ Test-drive” relationship  Government incentives © IEF 8
  9. 9. Cohabitation Is NoPanacea  Increased conflict and poorer communication S o u r c e : Da v i d G. Me ye r s , The Pursuit of Happiness  Greater likelihood of divorce  7 times greater risk of violence to women Source: Na ti o n a l Cr i m e V i c ti m i za ti o n S u r v e y, © IEF 9 US De pa r tm e n t o f
  10. 10. Natural FamilyOrderFacilitates Love  Guides family harmony © IEF 10
  11. 11. Positions in the Family Grandparen ts & Parents Younge Tru r Husban e Sibling Lov Wife d Elder e Siblin g Children & Grandchildre © IEF 11
  12. 12. The Four Spheres ofLove  Child’s Sphere  Sibling’ s Sphere  Spouse’s Sphere  Parent’s © IEF 12
  13. 13. Parents —Primary MoralTeachers Schools can support parents in this role © IEF 13
  14. 14. Passes On aLegacy Conserves and transforms  Grandparents — Represent the Past  Parents — Represent the Present © IEF 14 © IEF 14
  15. 15. Family as Royalty ofLove  Father and Grandfather — Kings  Mother and Grandmother — Queens  Child — Prince and Princess © IEF 15
  16. 16. Strong Families HaveFocus Higher thanSelf  Altruistic purpose  Service to community © IEF 16
  17. 17. Uniqueness of Marriage Joins two lives  Fam ilies  Possessions  Destiny  Bodies Sex — Exclusive to the spouse © IEF 17
  18. 18. Profound Significanceof Marriage Highest Highest expressio expressi n of yang. on of yin. One half One half of of humanity. humanit y. © IEF 18
  19. 19. ConjugalRelationship Emotional and psychologica l bonding © IEF 19
  20. 20. ConjugalRelationship Produces physical and spiritual force to create a new being © IEF 20
  21. 21. ConjugalRelationship Continu es lineage © IEF 21
  22. 22. With FreedomComesResponsibility Conscien ce © IEF 22
  23. 23. With FreedomComesResponsibility Conscien ce Spous e © IEF 23
  24. 24. With FreedomComesResponsibility Conscien ce Spous e Child © IEF 24
  25. 25. “Sex is mostj oyfuland ful l – filing mostemotionaly safe as wel as l l physicaly safe – within a l l oving, totaland binding commitment… [as in] mar iage.” r S o u r c e : Th o m a s Li c k o n a , Am e r i c a n Ed u c a to r , Educating for Character © IEF 25
  26. 26. Sexual Desire & Self–ControlSexual Desires Sexual Activity Controlling it isNormal & healthy normal & healthy © IEF 26
  27. 27. Human SexualityInvolves Freedom Physical  Social  Physical & & Instinctual Instinctu  Moral al © IEF 27
  28. 28. MutualOwnership ofPhysicalSexualityOne‘s sexual expressionfor spouse alone  Fulfills its function completely  Based on true love © IEF 28
  29. 29. Inspirational FamilyGathering  Reading wisdom literature  Sharing stories of virtue © IEF 29
  30. 30. Promote HealthyLiving Among Youth  Self respect  Sobriety  Sexual purity © IEF 30
  31. 31. Fulfilled Couples —Source of Strength  Betterparents  Mentors to othercouples  Pillars of the com m unity © IEF 31
  32. 32. StrengthenMarriages  Rededication ceremonies  Mentoring young couples © IEF 32

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