Family Life Love
What is Love • Haddaway – What is Love • Meatloaf – I Would Do Anything For Love • Michael Buble – Crazy Love • How does these three songs describe love? At your tables, come up with three discussion points for the class. How would your group define love?
Romantic Love • Signs • Holding hands • Staring into each other’s eyes • Tuning out the rest of the world • Want to spend all their time together • Infatuation • Strong feeling of attraction • Can be one sided • Some relationships are based on infatuation and move ahead too quickly
Fights show character flaws and soon ends • Romantic love can not build a relationship
Think About It? • Why might it be hard to tell if a relationship is based only on romantic attraction and infatuation?
Mature Love • Signs • Giving • Unselfish attitude • You care about the wellbeing of each other • Like to do things for each other • Mature love grows as a relationship grows • 4 steps stages to mature love 1. rapport – get to know each other 2. personal sharing – develop trust 3. attachment – dependency 4. satisfaction – needs are being met
Cycle continues; sharing gets deeper and sharing increases • More attachment • As needs are met interaction is encouraged • As mature love grows, commitment to happiness increases
Hmm…. • With a partner, how might premature sex in a relationship affect the growth of mature love?
Expressing Affection • As feelings increase physical aspects develop • Hugging • Kissing • Sex? • Decide what is acceptable for you. • Set personal boundaries • Talk to your partner • Respect each others feelings • Don’t feel pressured
Sex and the Media • Does sex sell? • Think about your favorite movie, is there a sex scene? • Is it unrealistic? • What does the media make sex appear to be?