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					Respect For Others
 To recognize and honor the essential
         goodness of each person.
• Latin roots of the word means ,literally,
  “to look again.”
• We must take another, deeper look into
  others to find the person that God loves.
• From the view of justice, respect of this
  kind is a basic human right .
• Jesus’ love encompassed everyone.
Created in the image & likeness of…
• Created in the image and likeness of God -
  each one of us.
• Free Will - We make choices
• We make choices deciding what is right or
  wrong in situations.
• Respect for others, respect for our world (as
  God’s creations) and self-respect act as
  guides in making moral choices.
• “Golden Rule” is the basic principle we follow
  in exercising or showing respect.
• Empathy is the main tool we use in arriving
  at an attitude of respect.
• Genuine respect for others builds upon
  healthy respect for oneself. Persons lacking
  self-respect may be skilled at showing
  deference to other people; however, that
  deference is not respect but an expression of
  low self-esteem.
To have a strong sense of the appropriate
  obligations and limits between oneself
  and others in interpersonal relationships.
The ability to understand another’s feelings,
  thoughts, and experiences from that person’s
  point of view.

• To draw upon one’s own experiences
• To use the gift of our imagination
• To desire for others the type of treatment we
  would expect for ourselves
  When we are empathetic, we find that other
   people, like ourselves, want these things in

• To be treated as valuable in ourselves, not to
  be used by others. (manipulative behavior)
• To be treated with care, not violence
• To not be put down for belonging to a certain
  group or category of people. (prejudice)
     “The Golden Rule”
To do unto others as you would have
         others do unto you.

 The universal principle of peace and
         Spreading Rumors
• Not our business
• What goes around comes around
• Look at our own motives or other’s motives
• Group behavior
• Distortion of the truth in the telling and re-
• The thrill of it
    Manipulative Behavior
• Christians are challenged to form
  relationships based on valuing other
  persons as worthy and wonderful in
  themselves, apart from what they can
  do for us.
• Being useful to others is different than
  being used
     Manipulative Behavior
• Valuing what a person does for us
  should not be confused with valuing a
• The tendency to use and manipulate
  others can develop into a way of life.
Prejudice - A favorable or unfavorable feeling
  toward a person or a thing, not based on
  actual fact, or based on insufficient
Stereotypes - Oversimplified generalizations
  about people based on assumptions about a
  group or category of people as a whole that
  may have little or no basis in fact.
• Most prejudice is rooted in fear, which in turn
  often stems from ignorance. We fear what we
  do not know.
• People with a poor self image often put down
  others in an attempt to feel better about
• Knowledge of real individuals brings
  understanding. One way to melt away
  prejudice is by getting to know people that
  are part of a group that is feared or
       Domestic Violence
Being treated without violence is the bare
  minimum in terms of respect.
• The chances of a person being
  assaulted, or even killed are much
  greater in their own home, at the hand
  of a loved one, than on the streets, by a
  stranger. (Statistics on pp. 201- 202)
         Domestic Violence
• 41% of high school students have been
  involved in dating violence - usually in a long-
  term dating relationship.

• Patterns of violence in dating relationships
  tend to follow patterns of violence that the
  young person in the relationship experienced
  or witnessed as a child with his or her
         Emotional Abuse
• Abuse need not be physical.
• A child is constantly reminded through words,
  actions, or neglect how unlovable he or she
• Some react to such abuse by finding others to
  bully or to put down.
• Some react by becoming so numbed by
  emotional abuse that they tolerate it in their
  other relationships.
         Emotional Abuse
• Frustration
• Feelings of frustration, hopelessness,
  and powerlessness can lead to alcohol
  or drug abuse which also figures
  prominently in domestic abuse.
• Patterns of abuse may be passed from
  one generation to the next.

Whenever a person is forced to have
 sexual intercourse with another, that
 act is rape.
  Sexual Abuse of Young People

• In addition to possible physical harm, sexual
  abuse often causes serious immediate and
  long-term psychological damage, including
  the impairment of the person’s ability to trust
  in relationships.
• 20 to 30% of adult females surveyed report
  that they were sexually abused before the
  age of fourteen (most between ages 5 and 8).
• About 10% of adult males report that they
  were sexually abused as children.
            Sexual Abuse
• The shame and the mistaken belief that
  the abuse is the child’s fault are often so
  intense that the child represses all
  memory of it until years later.
• People who commit sex crimes as
  adults were usually abused as children.
• By creating us as sexual creatures, God
  affirms the goodness of sex, our bodies,
  and our sexual feelings.
• The problem with pornography in films,
  magazines, and music videos and lyrics
  is the way in which sex is portrayed and
  promoted - as linked with exploitation
  and violence.
Pornography is the sexual depictions of
 persons in ways that imply or encourage
 the denial of their full humanity.
     5 Stages of Prejudice
1) Anti-Locution - verbal attacks
2) Avoidance - to physically ignore
3) Discrimination - denies people rights
4) Physical Attack - on people or
5) Extermination - murder, genocide

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