Healthy friendships build you up by encouraging positive behavior.
Friendship is vital when establishing a healthy relationship. A strong foundation of shared values, goals, and interests, can help a relationship–or close friendship–grow and stand the test of time. During the teenage years, it is important for youth to understand what is most important to them, and to look for friends who will support them and build them up in a positive manner.
Students will begin to identify what qualities are most important to them in a friendship, a romantic relationship, and in a marriage relationship. Students will understand that it is important to have a strong foundation built of trust and shared values in order to have a successful marriage. Students will briefly discuss divorce, while keeping the focus of the lesson on the positive attributes of a lasting marriage relationship.