Human Sexuality: A Personal Journal Analysis

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Reading textbooks such as “Human Sexuality”, has challenged me and encouraged me to examine my faith and defend my beliefs (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2014) . In my personal journal I will discuss my thoughts about the reading of chapter 7, 8 and chapter 18 in light of the Word of God. In addition, I will also apply the text material to my life. The text describes four different types of love including storge, agape, philia, and eros (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2014). While agape love could apply to generosity and charity, like the text states, it is best described as God’s love toward us. Each one has its place and importance, I would say agape is the most significant because it is the type of love that God has for us, and…show more content…
I could use the ideas from the text to discuss how the world views self-esteem and then counter their teachings with the Word of God. For example the text states “people with high self-esteem seem to be more likely to use their partners’ acceptance and approval as a way of maintaining their self-esteem when doubts arise” (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2014, p. 217). I could discuss the importance of seeing ourselves as God sees us, instead of referring to other’s marks of approval. In addition I could also do a comparison chart between definition and applications of self-esteem from the world and from the…show more content…
The text also describes the differences in the types of rape which include stranger rape, acquaintance rape, date rape, gang rape, male rape, partner rape or rape by women. Thankfully, I have never experienced any one of these types of rape. In our last classroom conversation we had an open conversation about the military and the assumption that female service members experience a higher rate of rape. I brought my experience to the table, and shared how the men in my basic training were very encouraging to me, and did not defile in any way. On the other hand, Angel shared several traumatic experiences with rape in the military and did not have the same positive experience as I did. She was first raped by a female and then a male several years later. It made me sad, because she described how it felt good, so it left her confused and guilty. Her stories made me realize that her feelings are probably similar to how a lot of rape victims must feel. After our classroom discussion and the textbook reading, I realized how important sex education is for children. The text explains how the US. Department of Justice states that 83% of rapes are committed by acquaintances of the victim (Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, 2014). With that in mind, I will not only educate my children about appropriate touching and

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