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					Respect For Others
               Respect
 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.
            Self-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.
               Empathy
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
                 Empathy
  When we are empathetic, we find that other
   people, like ourselves, want these things in
                  relationships:

• 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
            understanding
         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-
  telling
• 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
  person.
• The tendency to use and manipulate
  others can develop into a way of life.
               Prejudice
Prejudice - A favorable or unfavorable feeling
  toward a person or a thing, not based on
  actual fact, or based on insufficient
  information.
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.
                 Prejudice
• 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
  themselves.
• 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
  stereotyped.
       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
  parents.
         Emotional Abuse
• Abuse need not be physical.
• A child is constantly reminded through words,
  actions, or neglect how unlovable he or she
  is.
• 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.
               Rape

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.
           Pornography
• 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
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
   property
5) Extermination - murder, genocide

				
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