As we’re making our comeback onto social media and blogging, we've spent a lot of time wondering what articles, videos, topics would really resonate with everyone.
The first sentence of our mission statement reads as follows:
safe + respectful’s mission is to
promote healthy relationships
with the ultimate goal of
It’s that simple. Though our main focus is teenage dating relationships, the truth is -- providing the skills to create positive relationships can and will spill over into all relationships. Beyond a dating partner, we’re talking parents, teachers, friends, acquaintances, strangers, etc.
And that’s why we do what we do. We believe a lot of violence in our world and communities can be solved with healthier relationships. Being respectful to ourselves and others simultaneously is a difficult skill to achieve. Especially when there are so few healthy models out there.
And while our children today are the geniuses of tomorrow thanks to academia-focused programs and the like, what have we taught them about relationships? About how to be a good person? When all our efforts are focused on making the next generation smarter rather than wiser or kinder, we lose our ability to connect with one another on a human level.
“Success means nothing without someone to share it with.” Billy Dee in Mahogany
So keep following, and let’s make a pact to always continue learning how to have and teach healthy relationships.