Big Ideas is a series of talks addressing some of humanity’s shared challenges and opportunities as we work to advance an emerging global civilization. This series brings together perspectives from the Baha'i writings with current research and experience as well as contemporary discourses on key issues of our time.
February 12, 2021, 7:30 pm
Keeping Your Marriage and Family Together in an Unhealthy World with Susanne Alexander
Powerful forces are attacking the integrity and health of individuals, marriages, and families, often causing them to fight for survival. A couple and family can learn how to unite and powerfully protect themselves when negative forces in the world intrude or when problems arise.
Couples can strive to create happy marriages that promote well-being for themselves and provide the foundation for the family. Turning to God and spiritual teachings for inspiration and guidance as challenges in life arise strengthens the couple and family connection, happiness, and health.
Marriage and family life are stronger when character virtues such as respect, kindness, truthfulness, and compassion infuse everyone’s words and actions. Couple and family well-being can include such aspects as exercise, friendship, social activities, communication, appreciation, and laughter. When family members strive to be of service to each other and outward to others, they contribute to creating healthier communities.
( We recommend watching in full screen mode. )
The views and opinions expressed in this series of presentations are those of the speakers and not necessarily those of the Ottawa Bahá'í community and/or its institutions.
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