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HBD4895

Power of Love in Relationships

The course examines love and relationships from both a personal and societal perspective. Students are to assess how levels of love operate in their own lives through personal self-assessment, by utilizing text recommendations to personal needs or goals, and by sharing selected issues and ideas in a group setting. During the course, students are expected to understand and be able to practically apply effective and appropriate loving principles to various real-life interpersonal relationships.

PREREQUISITE:

None

CAVEAT: No graduate credit will be awarded if either HBD4752 or HBD4727 have been successfully completed.

COURSE COMPETENCIES

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Defining types of love demonstrated with kindness, consideration, and respect appropriate for spouse, family, friend, vocational, and/or other relationships.
  • Knowing the differences between healthy and unhealthy love and being able to apply true loving methods for self-protection, self-improvement, and personal success.
  • Demonstrating a working understanding of practical text strategies and using them to better manage specific personal and/or real-life instances.
  • Developing desired goals, realistic expectations, and committed outcomes to achieve a happier, healthier, and more enriched life.
  • Studying how the perception process influences interpersonal relationships.
  • Identifying the elements of effective interpersonal communications.
  • Describing nonverbal communication and its relationship to better understanding.
  • Exploring effective ways in which people listen and respond to each other.
  • Creating strategies in difficult relationships to manage conflict collaboratively.
  • Implementing methods for responding nondefensively to criticism.
  • Describing, respecting, nurturing, and appreciating relational differences.
  • Learning ways to practice consideration, compassion, service, and emotional support with reasonable giving.
  • Exploring ways to help and encourage others to demonstrate healthy loving attitudes, expressions, and actions.
  • Creating uplifting, happy, and fun moments together in both intimate and non-intimate relationships.
  • Studying biblical teachings of godly love to enhance personal effectiveness.

Syllabi

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