My Motherland Russia has changed a lot since I left 8 years ago. For good. And living here in exemplary western civilization I have absorbed their values – women are hardworking dream achievers, they can do everything themselves, men are trash. And they are, but due to a specific reason.
… And Then I saw a new heaven and the new earth and I heard the great voice from russian part of me saying – behold and the dwell of yours is in RUssia and they shall be your people and you will be with them…
Every knows that every government of every country uses propaganda. It has to be, it is one of the function of modern state (country). And in my previous articles I talked about western propaganda and how damaging it is for the whole society. Today I want to open people’s eyes on Russian way of upbringing children. Read carefully and let it be meaningful.
Fundamentals of Family Life.
The family is the basic structural element of a civilized society: it has been so since ancient times, and it will remain so in the future. Here, for instance, a successful individual will be constituent part of society.
Russian society is also facing major problem – the implementation of the demographic policy: the stimulation of childbirth, the provision of a healthy and healthy childhood through a positive impact on the behavior of people, especially young people, on the adoption of right, reasonable and fruitful decisions in the field of sexual relations, marriage, childbirth and upbringing. That is a problem for russians. For Kerry Bradshaw (from Sex ANd The CIty) one blowjob per day is a norm and not a problem.
Social, civil, legal, material and financial, household, psychological, pedagogical, medical and hygienic, intimate and other aspects of family life are significant and require disclosure and clarification for students in the upper grades. Those are important to talk about but the real importance is in moral principles of family creation. They keep the families from disintegration, source of happiness, and will keep this family from extramarital affairs and commercial contracts. That is what kind of family I want, That is what kind of society I choose.
West thrown away morality, it became soulless society is always better for capitalism – people are under constant pressure of commercial and social factors and expectations (aka what colour is buttonhole “are you going to have an erection”). It is destructive for the personality, family, nation and state. Younger generation has sex just because they are bored.
Russia made young generation as a strategic resource – the one you can bet everything for and always win. And Russians being realistic and naming the problem – they noticed devaluation of family values amongst teenagers and rather deviant behaviour was considered cool. If you are richest in every aspect of your social behaviour – you are not cool, you get bullied.
For this reason, they created the course “The moral foundations of family life” for the 10th – 11th grades as a living and effective reference point to grow up with the right knowledge.
The objectives of this course are:
– understanding gender differences, know your gender’s strength and weaknesses and act accordingly in the family.
– awareness, moral readiness and the importance of creating a new life.
– Men’s understanding of his responsibilities and care for the social and psychological well-being of his family, present and the future.
Ok Let’s go take a look inside of this book!!!
Section I. Man, Woman, Marriage
Theme 1. The nature of sex: the difference and combination
Sex in the animal kingdom and in human society. A man and a woman in different spheres of life. Equal rights of the sexes before God and before the law. The difference between male and female nature is physical, mental, social. Mutual complement of male and female nature.
* Masculinity and femininity
Subjects for discussion: Do men disappear? // Do women disappear? // “Men’s” sports – for women? “Pros and cons”.
Subjects for the project activity: “Men’s” and “female” professions // Women in the Armed Forces of different states.
Situational role-playing game: “Attention! On the captain’s bridge – a woman! “
Essays: “The code of this man” (for girls). “Code of this woman” (for boys).
Theme 2. In the unity of the soul and body
Marriage is a voluntary and lifelong union of a man and a woman, a new living being that emerged from two, previously independent personalities. Free choice between marriage and celibacy. Moral principles of marriage: indestructibility, loyalty, responsibility, service. Intimate intimacy is the bodily, emotional, psychological foundation of marriage unification.
* Intimacy in marriage and out-of-wedlock
Subjects for discussion: Man or animal, family or cowed? // Loss of human dignity in extramarital sexual relations
Subjects for the project activity: Marriage standard in the Book of Genesis // Historical ways of disintegration and revival of marriage // Consequences of extramarital affairs.
Essay: Is there “modern” morality? // Does my morality interfere with my freedom or freedom of another person?
Section II. Find, create, strengthen
Theme 3. On the road to marriage
Moral purity as a way of thinking and the way to live the life. Etiquette of social and personal relationships: to let go of emotions, or take control over them? Love is a sensual impulse, a guiding thread to marriage. Is feeling necessary? Is the feeling enough? Motives for marriage. Considerations for and against, internal and external.
* “Second half”: choose or become?
Subjects for discussion: What does “my boyfriend” mean (“my girl”)? // Is there any difference between choosing a husband (wife) and choosing a profession, an apartment, a pair of shoes? // Is it possible to become a “second half” for someone, or is it determined in advance?
Subjects for the project activity: From the history of marriage customs // When the older people decide for us // When money solves us // Why could not the slaves have a marriage?
Situational role-playing game: “Do we help – or get in the way? – choose a life partner. “
Essay: The virtue of a woman: I say, recognize or reject? // Is it possible to instantly marry in love at a glance? // “Two people look after me” (for girls). “Someone else cares for my girlfriend” (for boys).
Theme 4. For life
Marriage reminds the departure of volunteers to the front: feelings can produce the fear of self-giving. Love leads to marriage; love is the essence of marriage. Christians call the family “a small church,” because the Holy Scriptures equate God with love. When the bride and groom become husband and wife, they get the opportunity to turn their love into love.
* What is love?
Subjects for discussion: To love is to break yourself? // To love means to lose yourself? // To love means to find yourself? // “I have fallen in love, married, stopped loving, divorced” – norm, failure, ugliness, crime …?
Subjects for project activities: What is love in the Christian understanding // How much can hide behind one word “love” (on examples from literature).
Essay: “There is no more love than if someone laid down his life for his friends” (Jn. 15: 13) // “Love is patient, it is kind, love does not envy, love does not boast, does not take pride, does not riot, does not seek its … “(1 Corinthians 13: 4-5).
Theme 5. Friend for a friend
The key to the success of family life, the key to conjugal happiness is loyalty. Loyalty is not only, but also to the course taken for a new life, the faithfulness of one’s love. And love is a feat of free will. Hence, we must not “lose” ourselves, but find, not “break”, but repair in accordance with moral principles. The scarecrow of “incompatibility”.
* Defeat selfishness
Subjects for discussion: Who and what hinders the happiness of the newlyweds? // What does the husband displease? What is unhappy with his wife? // What good can you always do ? // “Is jealous – means, likes”: whether true this thought?
Subjects for Project Activities: Loyalty and Faith // The Flaw of Egoism: How to Overcome it? // Selfishness and kindness; selfishness and patience; selfishness and compassion (on examples from cinema and literature).
Situational role-playing game: “If I were an angel: how to help close people at the time of family conflict?”
Essay: If the feeling disappears – can it be revived and saved by love? // “Each of us should please his neighbor, for good, to edification. For neither did Christ Himself please … “(Rom.15: 2)
Section III. Parental skill of love
Theme 6. The Gift of Creation
“Children are born of love”: in addition to the physical, this phrase has a deep moral meaning. Love carries within itself the power and the capacity for creation, and the greatest of all possible works of creation occurs in the family – the creation of a new personality. Science says: conception is the beginning of a new person. The gift of procreation is given to the spouses as a pledge of parental happiness.
* The Sacrament of a New Life
Subjects for discussion: “We are better off without children …” // The highest value of human life // For whom are children born: for God? For the country? For us? // Adoption: not the mother that gave birth, but the one that nurtured.
Subjects for project activities: The myth of “overpopulation of the planet” // How the population of our country has changed and changes // Attitude to the cubs in the animal world (examples).
Essays: What is the moral meaning of the commandment: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and possess it” (Gen. 1:28)? // The better they live – the worse children are born: is it true?
Theme 7. Young parents
Pregnancy: nine months of testing for both parents and for the baby. New moral tasks, a new measure of responsibility, a new source of love. “To realize oneself in children” means to convey to them all the good that you have, and to protect them (and free yourself) from all evil. Principle of upbringing: to study with children. Method of education: a personal example.
* Young – not green!
Subjects for discussion: “We are still too young …” // Is education possible before birth? // Kindness or anger? Strictness or indifference? // If the child is indulging in everything … // Punishment: retribution or training?
Subjects for the project activity: Outstanding achievements – scientific, cultural, military – very young people (historical examples) // How medicine and hygiene changed the life of the newborn’s mother (according to historical information) // Catalog of Internet resources for young parents.
Essay: “When I was a little …”: memories of a young man (girl) to help parents and educators.
Theme 8. The connection of generations
In the mother’s womb, the child connects the umbilical cord with the mother: at the time of birth, the umbilical cord is cut. Then he connects with his parents the “umbilical cord” of submission; on the day of majority it disappears. In order not to lose the connection of generations, it must be rebuilt in advance on new, moral grounds for respect, trust, responsibility, caring, compassion, love … Care for this lies with the elders and the younger ones.
* The family is growing up
Subjects for discussion: The way beyond the threshold of childhood: who makes decisions? // What is infantilism // Under one roof with parents: “for” and “against” // Education of children: in unanimity or in competition?
Subjects for project activities: History and lessons of our family // The Fifth Commandment of the Sinai Legislation // Etiquette of family communication: ethnic-cultural and historical examples.
Situational role-playing game: “Grandmother brings up grandchildren: who will raise a grandmother?”
Essays: How to make sure that children and parents do not quarrel? // If youth knew, if old age could …
Section IV. Family, society, nation
Theme 9. Marriage: Law, Faith, Tradition
There are no two different marriages – but there are two forms of bonding marriage, civil and religious (ecclesiastical). These forms differ between epochs and people, but the principle remains the same: the highest value – personal, social and religious – is given to conjugal happiness, the inviolability of marriage and the well-being of the family. This is reflected and enshrined in the rituals and traditions of marriage.
* Step into the Future
Subjects for discussion: Engagement, betrothal, wedding // Civil marriage and “civil marriage” // The meaning of the wedding ceremony for the formation of family values // Wedding in the church: to whom and why? // If the family is sick – how and how to help?
Subjects for the project activity: Wedding ceremonies in the history of the people of our country // Wedding in works of literature and art (examples) // Marriage in religious traditions of the peoples of the world // Contents and symbolism of the wedding.
Situational role-playing game: “We want a wide wedding! “But we do not want to …”
Essay: A letter to my son (daughter) on the eve of his (her) wedding.
Topic 10. Family hearth
Each family is a microcosm, living a special life. Crossing the threshold of his house, every member of the family, both an adult and a child, should clearly realize: this is a different world. The other is, first of all, that the world is kind, just and reasonable, that love rules here. And parents are responsible for the integrity and fulfillment of the family law.
* Peace in our home
Subjects for discussion: “Everyone has – and we do not!” // How to understand the rights and responsibilities in the family // Household aesthetics // Working together, resting together // How to organize a common leisure // Healthy way of life // Destructive forms of leisure // Dependencies – a threat to the family // Family resources and savings // The family budget is a common concern // Family and profession.
Subjects for the project activity: Pros and cons of computer games // Social networks: ruined time // Earning for a senior pupil (review of opportunities) // Catalog of Internet resources for high school students.
Situational role-playing game: “I want, I want! Everyone has it, but I do not! Give me money!”
Essays: Internet slaves // More money – worse life: it happens?
Theme 11. Family and state
The family is connected by a multitude of threads with society and the state; the most important of them are determined by state laws. Laws provide material assistance to families, legal guarantees for special cases. The requirements of the law limit the independence of the family in the interests of citizens, especially children. Family Code of the Russian Federation.
* Educate about the legal consciousness
Subjects for discussion: The legal side of rights and responsibilities in the family // Assistance to families from the state side, including young and large families // Public organizations to help the family // Adoption // Protection of the well-being and interests of children // Catastrophe of divorce and its consequences.
Subjects for the project activity: The catalog of legal resources of the Internet for a young family // What benefits and benefits are provided today for families with children // Domestic violence and responsibility for it
Essays: Ignorance of the law does not absolve from responsibility (cases from life).