Empathy is the ability to accurately see the world through another.docx

Empathy is the ability to accurately see the world through another.docx

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Empathy is the ability to accurately see the world through another’s’ eyes (Parrott & Parrott, 2005). It is an important tool in marriage mentoring. There’s a saying, “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you walked a mile in their shoes.” While mentoring a couple Aimee and Thomas learned that the couple has been cohabitating. Instead of rushing to judgment, Aimee and Thomas decided to ask them a few question about their arrangement. After learning why the couple were living together and their reasoning behind it, they decided to discuss the reasons why living together is against Biblical principles. They also explained to them from a secular point of view why living together before marriage was not a good idea. Every moral issue is fundamentally a biblical issue. According to the article, “Working with Cohabitation in Relationship Education and Therapy” by Rhodes, Stanley, and Markman, living together before marriage has become increasing common within the United States. Because of the fact that people today are delaying marriage
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