Saturday, December 10, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
- Absolute set of standards
- Discourages verbal give and take (Don’t talk back)
- Do things the parent’s way or take the high way
- Often control through punishment, manipulation, or rewards.
- Gives children the greatest freedom
- Imposes fewer rules and penalties
- Makes few demands
- Avoids asserting authority or imposing restriction
- Allows children to regulate own behavior
- Recognition of child’s and parents rights
- Parent will negotiate
- Parents believe the child deserves a say in matters that affect them
- Child has say in rules and penalty’s
- Parent looks at individual circumstances when making a decision
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
$ another car- you will need another form of transportation
Friday, November 11, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Me: Is this woman someone who took vows of fidelity to you?
Me: Is this man someone who took vows of fidelity to you?
Me: Is this man someone you simply shacked up with without a commitment?
Me: Did you decide to create two children in this insecure situation?
Me: And you’re mad at HER???
While these two situations seem unrelated, they most certainly are related. How? When a person makes foolish decisions and then complains about the most typical, logical and predictable outcome, that is a person totally out of touch with the reality of life. YOU make choices; YOU should be willing to take responsibility for those choices and stop looking and acting as if you are an innocent victim of life’s tidal waves."
Friday, October 28, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
- Eros- romantic, sexual arousal
- Agape- "Christian" love, you don't know them but you love them
- Storge- Parent/child love
- Philia- friendship, brotherly love
- Precursor to marriage- Testing the waters, will get married
- Co-residential daters- don’t like the single life, roommate
- Trial marriage- someday to get married, but to someone else
- Alternative to marriage- don’t want to be married
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
The United States . . . I think of it with many dollars but the people are sad. You have everything, but you don't have your family. It's not like in Mexico where you visit with your grandparents and your other relatives. In Mexico, you don't have money but you're much better because you're with your family. I know that my parents do this for our well-being, so we're here. But I think all the people in Mexico are happy because they are with their family. You see, here, it is mostly sadness. I feel like crying instead of feeling good. We used to always be with my family, that's who I miss.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Two of my brothers are getting married in December. They haven't dated their fiancees for three years and they haven't lived with them either. Many people wonder why they "jumping" into marriage, but we know we are supposed to get married.
If you are among the educated going into a first marriage, are at least in your mid-20s to marry, are strongly religious and marrying someone of the same faith, and haven't lived with many [or any] different partners before getting married, your chances of divorce go down dramatically.My brothers are more likely to have successful marriages, than my dad's co-worker, because they have been obedient to the covenants they have made and have followed the guidelines, stated above. It is sad and hard on everyone when couples end their marriages in divorce, but if we learn from their mistakes, I believe it will end a lot of heartache.