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Moral Standards

If you’ve divorced before, would you remarry?

March 27, 2018

How’s the saying go… If at first you don’t succeed, keep marrying until you find the one? 

Obviously, the above statement was made in jest, but for those who have been through a divorce, if you found someone else you believed could be a partner for life would you go through the process all over again?

  • Yes
  • No
  • I’m not sure

Have you ever been a victim of domestic violence?

Anyone can experience domestic violence. However, people who commit it or the ones who are the victims often find an excuse for it or simply deny it. This is especially the case when it comes to psychological violence, not physical violence. 

Noticing and acknowledging the presence of signs of abuse in your relationship means making the first step on the way to being free. No one should live in fear of the loved person. Domestic violence arises in a situation where one of the spouses wants to dominate and control the other one. 

Both psychological and physical violence serve one sole purpose: the achievement and maintenance of total control over another person. The attacker will use your fear, guilt, shame, and humiliation to keep you in the fist or under the heel – depending on the gender. They can threaten you or hurt you and those dear to you. The purpose of domestic violence is always to establish control over the victim when the abuser attempts to become a fully-fledged “manager” of victim’s life. 

In compliance, the victim becomes helpless, cannot correctly assess the situation, sometimes even doesn’t try to protect oneself. Sufficiently many people experiencing violence don’t dare to resist it. Meanwhile, the legislation guarantees each person the rights and freedoms and protects against their violation. 

So, have you ever encountered domestic violence?

  • Yes, more than once
  • Yes, once
  • No

How do you feel about same-sex couples adopting children?

March 25, 2018

Whatever people feel towards homosexuals, children living in single-sex families in developed Western countries today have become an everyday reality. New forms of partnership, couples with children from different marriages, development of artificial insemination technologies – all these changes result in such children becoming more common which, in turn, leads to ambiguous reaction. 

When discussions raise the issue of bringing up children in gay couples, one aspect of the situation is often discussed: is the homosexual orientation of adults influencing the formation of sexual preferences of the child. Psychologists and sexologists are inclined to a negative response because many children are raised, for example, only mothers and grandmothers, without participation in the process of the father, or vice versa. 

People find it difficult to imagine that a child can become gay only under the influence of the parent’s orientation. Much more important in this regard are the personal qualities of the adults who bring up the child. The question of adoption is resolved positively when adoptive parents are the adult, responsible people who want and can take care of children. That is, some people believe that children in homosexual families grow up well, and their development and upbringing do not differ from children in heterosexual couples. 

Alternatively, some are convinced that the parent’s orientation, as well as the absence of a mother or a father for the child, may negatively affect the child’s psyche. Also, religious beliefs and moral and conservative values can become a significant obstacle. 

So, how do you feel about adopting by the same-sex couples?

  • It’s even better than a heterosexual couple!
  • As long as they’re qualified I’m in favor of it
  • I see both pros and cons, so I’m on the fence
  • I’m strongly against it