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The Bible offers Christians the blessed gift of the simple Golden Rule of do unto others as you would have them do unto you. So how does simple rule show manners and social customs teens are expected to observe in contemporary life?
That's So Wrong!

An Introduction to Manners

Publication Date:
8/11/2010
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Youth Study, Youth Study
Product Number:
TC5072

In this one-session study for youth we'll explore manners and civility as they relate to Jesus' Golden Rule found in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.

It may seem like a stretch to think that having to keep your elbows off the table when eating, or using the proper fork in a restaurant is a bit irrelevant to Christian faith, this study will help you make the connection. Most teens eventually question the manners they have been taught, either by parents or teachers. It's in their nature as they mature and grow more independent. When they were children they were pretty much forced into saying the magic words of "please" and "thank you" just to get what they wanted.

Then come the adolescent years when youth naturally begin to question much of what they've been told. They may even feel oppressed by the many rules and regulations regarding manners, so it's common to see them challenging or refusing to repeat social conventions they seemed to accept when they were younger. While this may drive adults a bit crazy, it also offers the perfect opportunity for us to help teens clarify their own beliefs about manners.

Anna Kendig is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago and a former summer intern with the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation. She has worked with children and youth in the church for over a decade and currently resides in Minnesota.


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