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"The immediate and perhaps most important arena
of lay witness to Christian faith is marriage and the family"
(Pope John Paul II to Filipino Bishops during their "ad limina visit" in Rome, 2003)

 


            Many families today suffer. In spite of their sincere efforts to love and care for their children, parents find it more difficult each day to raise their family. Is the so-called generation gap to blame? Are the television, the internet and the mass media as a whole beyond control, and so are drugs, violence in schools and demonic cults?

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            Parents and educators generally know that environmental factors affect children negatively. But what exactly are these factors? We need to pinpoint them, if we are to protect the family. A vague idea of these attacks against the family will not suffice to correct the family's deteriorating situation today.

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            The mass media affect our families. They strengthen families by offering wholesome entertainment, balanced news, spiritually, culturally and intellectually uplifting shows, and so on. But they also can destroy families through indecent images, messages, songs and language in many shows and advertisements; acceptance of marital infidelity as "normal;" promotion of materialism, hedonism, consumerism and rebellion against parents and other forms of authority; advancing the idea of self-sufficiency without God; and so on.

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SAFE-IT and SAFE-ST 

 The SAFE program consists basically of the Introductory Training (SAFE-IT) and the Speakers' Training (SAFE-ST).

SAFE-IT discusses the following seven topics in at least two full days: Demography, New Age, Values (Mis-)Education, Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality, Violence and Pornography in the Mass Media, Gospel of Life, and Family in God's Plan.

SAFE-ST offers personalized training sessions exclusively for graduates of SAFE-IT.

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