Sexual Morality: A Natural Law Approach to Intimate Relationships

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13
Getting It Together

MARIA WAS GETTING impatient. “That’s ridiculous, Dave. Your nephew Ron is erratic and undependable. What he needs is moral and ethical boot camp, not some college course in ethics. No ethics course is going to straighten him out and make him more virtuous. I know you want to help your nephew, but thinking a course in ethics is the answer is pure fantasy.”

“Come on, Maria, be reasonable,” replied Dave. “I am not claiming the course will turn him into a saint, but it just might help him get a clue. Unless he changes, he is headed for disaster. He is constantly lying to himself and others. A course in ethics can’t hurt. What do you have against studying ethics? Yo u, the queen of the morality brigade, are you saying that an ethics course has little value? You certainly took enough of them yourself!”


THREE TYPES OF ETHICS COURSES

Dave has always been close to his nephew Ron and it is very clear Ron needs help of some sort. Currently a sophomore in college, Ron is drifting academically and socially. Dave and other family members know Ron is a pleaser. He says what others want to hear and he often agrees to things he knows are untrue. Ron acknowledges this fault, but the pattern continues.

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