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Assigned Reading: Cover the two texts for this course. For this assignment, refer only to these texts and the required PPTs 9a, 9b and 10a.
PPT-10b is optional reading that is designed to support course understanding. (Note that PPT-10a/b is found within the Week 10 task list.)
Also, a movie with a “love and relationship” theme is assigned to view and to report on as instructed.
Responses should not be repeated from previous answers but can be expanded.
The grade letter will depend on clarity, depth, and quality of the answers.
9.1 Personal Opinion: Review your answers to questions 2.2 a-d in Assignment 2. How close to your goals of what you hoped to gain or improve did the result come? Please add other relative comments.
Limit 9.1 to about a half page. References are not required for this part.>
9.2 Movie Introduction and Comments:
a. Name the title of your movie choice and its release year. Identify the main actors and actresses and the characters they played in the movie. Summarize the story mainly in your words.
b. Add your personal critique of your chosen movie that explains why and/or why not the main characters displayed real life reactions to love and relationships. What main point from the movie did you learn or were reminded that would benefit your life, if done or avoided?
9.3 Movie Analysis Based on Course Studies:
(Document cited answers as instructed.)
a. Study and reference Dr. Hedgpeth’s supplement, Four Basic Personality Styles. What were the personality styles of 2-3 main characters? How or why did the personality styles complement each other, clash with each other, and/or shift over time? (Document answers as instructed.)
b. Study and reference Gary Chapman’s, The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts. What were the love languages of 2-3 main characters? How or why did the character’s love languages complement each other, clash with each other, and/or shift over time? (Document answers as instructed.)
c. Study and reference Gary Smalley’s, The DNA of Relationships: Discover How You Are Designed for Satisfying Relationships. What were the relational traits of 2-3 main characters? How or why did the character’s relational traits complement each other, clash with each other, and/or shift over time? (Document answers as instructed.)
9.4 PowerPoint References:
a. Self-Evaluation Analysis: (Document cited answers as instructed.)
Ponder your Self Evaluation questions and subparts 9 (Loving Balance?) and 10 (Healthy Lifestyle for Now and the Future?). Scan the supplements PPT-9a/10a, particularly the segments under Food for Thought. When reflecting on the above Self Evaluation questions and the above PPTs, what mostly relates to you, directly or indirectly for the past, present, and/or future, and specifically explain how or why.
b. Personal Love Evaluation:
Read PPT-9b, The Ultimate Love, which give biblical references of how Jesus showed his love in comparison to the 25 Action Words presented throughout the course. Name 3-5 of your strongest love characteristics and how each one benefits your relationships. Then name 3-5 of the love characteristics that you want or need to improve, and briefly tell what you can specifically do for each one to make real and lasting changes.
9.5 Text Analysis:
a. Course Materials Evaluation: Rank the course readings 1-3, with 1 as the one most helpful to you to 3 as the one least helpful to you.
[ ] Chapman’s The Five Love Languages
[ ] Smalley’s The DNA of Relationships
[ ] PWL-Required PPT Reading parts
b. Text Insight: Of the two texts, what one specific insight or specific recommended improvement did you receive or answer during the course that has or will most greatly benefit your current and future relationships?
c. PPT Insight: What one specific insight or specific recommended improvement did you receive or answer from the PPTs that has or will most greatly benefit your current and future relationships?
9.6 Optional Comments or Questions to the Instructor:
And/or you may conclude with any final thoughts about the course.