THE TEACHER’S ROLE IN LOVE, COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE
MARILYN R. MALL
The teacher must educate their students about love, courtship and marriage. Teen – age pregnancies about these days. These youngters are a sorry lot because they can no longer continue their educations. Their families would support them and their offsprings because they both don’t have jobs. The young generations don’t know how to conduct themselves in their relationships. A one night stand can lead to one another, and then again, to another until the girl finds herself pregnant. Some are just plain lucky because they belong to affluent families, but many are wallowing in object poverty. Their families can’t afford to have another mouth to feed. What would the boy do to support his young family but to engage in nefarious activities like selling illegal drugs or bikenapping perhaps. It would be dog eats dog out there for this young couple. What is worst, it might end in death, and the young wife having to feed for herself and her baby. No hope is in sight for them.
So, the role of the teacher in love, courtship and marriage is very much important. She tells them about the spectre of teen-age pregnancy and the negative circumstances that come with it. She discourages the youngsters in engaging in pre-marital sex. She is duty bound in leading the millennials to the paths of righteousness. Anyone who listens to her advice can never go wrong.
— oOo— The author is Teacher III at Sindalan Elementary School