Relationships: Dating Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

Hello Readers,

  1. You must know your rights and responsibilities.
  2. Treat everyone with decency and respect.
  3. Remember the golden rule from Matt 7:12 – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  4. Treat others as you would want them to treat you.
  5. Never forget Relationships Do Matter!


In Dating Relationships, You Have the Responsibility

  • To communicate my values and limits
  • To respect my romantic partner’s limits, values, feelings, and privacy
  • To accept my romantic partner’s culture and identities
  • To not abuse – physically, sexually, or emotionally
  • To listen
  • To be considerate
  • To communicate clearly, honestly, and respectfully
  • To give my romantic partner space to enjoy activities and friendships outside of our relationship
  • To not exert power or control in relationships
  • To compromise when needed
  • To admit to being wrong when appropriate
  • To ask for help from friends, family and mentors

In Dating Relationships, You Have the Right

  • To be treated with respect – always
  • To be in a healthy relationship
  • To not be abused – physically, sexually or emotionally
  • To enjoy friends and activities apart from my romantic partner
  • To express myself honestly
  • To recognize my culture and identities
  • To determine my values and set limits
  • To decide what I share with whom
  • To say no
  • To feel safe in relationships
  • To be treated as an equal
  • To feel comfortable being myself
  • To leave or stay in a relationship

Sources:
http://cmhc.utexas.edu/vav_datingbillofrights.html

http://www.thecoalition.org/services/rape-prevention-education/check-out-our-blog/6-15-12



http://www.iamcourageous.org/courageous-youth/relationship-rights-and-reponsbilities

Author: Author

RDM is dedicated to teaching, inspiring, developing, equipping and improving relationships from a sound, practical, authentic and biblical stand point/worldview. #relationships

  • BoBbY JoE

    i very much agree but what is the thirteenth right

  • BoBbY JoE

    ok im kidding this is all qwrong yu ajll awrohnfjg

  • BoBbY JoE

    la lalalalalalalalalalalala