Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On Single Baha'is: Status and Attitudes

"Baha'i Marriage workshops for Stratford, London and Kitchener by Nahed and Rae; Feb 2007" Uploaded on January 27, 2007 by Dr Phil on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic

Below is slide number 8 from "The Status and Attitudes of Singles in the North American Bahá’í Community." -gw

Marriage Fosters personal growth

Marriage is a little like sandpaper. It can be painful at times but at the end of the day, you feel more refined- better & improved. (Q#25, married woman)

Marriage, for most of us is an important stage of our development as people. It is the one time in our lives where we must open ourselves to another person. (Q#25, married man)
Marriage Enhances service

It means continued service to humanity with someone who has the same focus and strives for the same. (Q#25, single woman)

A lot of emotional and psychological energy is freed up when you are finally married… you can focus entirelyon being productive and living your life. (Q#30, married woman)
Hi all,You can copy & paste this link to get to a PDF of my presentation at the Association for Baha'i Studies conference this past summer:

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