Course Description: Human Development and Relationships is a 3 credit class; as such, it has 40 lectures (each 35-45 minutes in length). Human Development deals with the roles of men and women in society and how the individual functions within the group. In addition to studying human sexuality, strong emphasis is placed upon the necessity and dynamics of strong interpersonal relationships in all areas of life.
- To impart insight into the development of the personal identity of the individual.
- To increase understanding of the unique social roles of the individual as created being, a friend, a son or daughter, a single adult, and a future spouse.
- To equip the student with basic Biblical principles of building healthy relationships with family and peers.
- To impart understanding of men and women in the social context and to better equip the student with skills to develop healthy platonic relationships.
- To give practical wisdom and Biblical insights regarding romantic relationships and preparation for marriage.
- Lectures 1-13: Human Development and Identity
- Lectures 14-16: Healthy Parent-Child Relationships
- Lecture 17: Relating to Grandparents and Older People
- Lectures 18-20: Developing Peer Friendships
- Lectures 21-23: God's Purpose for Singleness
- Lectures 24-25: Developing Healthy Platonic Relationships
- Lectures 26-27: Understanding Male and Female Differences
- Lectures 28-31: Godly Romantic Relationships
- Lectures 32-34: What Every Father Wishes His Daughter Knew
- Lectures 35-37: What Every Mother Wishes Her Son Knew
- Lectures 38-40: Discerning God's Will for A Life Partner
Instructor: Glenda Malmin
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