Whether we have experienced it firsthand, or have observed children who are going through the marriage break-up of their parents, there’s no denying the pain it causes. The ripple effects of divorce are far reaching. Divorce is costly and private school fees can be one of the first expenses that are often cut back or […]
It is widely known fact the best environment for children to grow into physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy adults requires a healthy family environment. This is where children know they are loved and know they can depend on their parents to be there to support them for as long as they require support. As […]
Journal of Marriage and Family 69 (August 2007):621-638 Paul R. Amato and Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott: Pennsylvania State University. Comparison of High and Low-Distress Marriages That End in Divorce (summarized) A study was conducted in United States in 2007 by Paul Amato and Bryndl Hohmann-Marriott to compare high and low distress marriages that end in […]
Grassroots Approach Programs
Grassroots school programs is a wellbeing program for senior high school students. How often is it said ‘In schools they teach us the ABC’s and the 123’s but no-one taught us about relationships’ It is often said by those who are going through a break-up or divorce not knowing how a relationship that started with two people in love could end up this way.
The education system aims to teach us how to be successful in our career however success in career doesn’t always equate to success in marriage. Some of the most successful business leaders in the World are struggling in their marriages.
This program is about addressing the issue of rising divorce at grass-root level. High divorce rate and dysfunctional relationships are major causes of mental illness, alcohol and drug addiction, isolation, homelessness and depression. Homelessness often derives from the breaking down of the family relationships as the family support which should be there is no longer available. For many people divorce is a path to poverty as legal expenses and the cost of running two households bight into limited family incomes.
With increasing rates of divorce and lack of understanding the program provides students with knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities in having a successful relationships for the future.
The program includes both the psychological perspective of human relations and Christ centred relational skills for healthy relationships. Our aim is to teach young people practical skills for building healthier lifelong relationships particularly within marriage because it is often said, and we believe, the family is the backbone of society.
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