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Marriage and Media For Better or Worse. MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Mass media- television, radio, the movies, newspapers and magazines – strongly.

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Presentation on theme: "Marriage and Media For Better or Worse. MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Mass media- television, radio, the movies, newspapers and magazines – strongly."— Presentation transcript:

1 Marriage and Media For Better or Worse

2 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Mass media- television, radio, the movies, newspapers and magazines – strongly influence our choices. For better or worse, corporations depend heavily upon media as one of the greatest influences in suggestions planted in consumer minds. 6/4/20142 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice

3 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse As catchy advertising, documentaries, and intense dram have all been used to reach key audiences, the South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project has crafted an M&M Campaign, to include slogans and messages to follow in this presentation, public service announcements, and specialized film in our outreach to multiple generations. 6/4/20143 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice

4 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project has chosen a generational and multi-cultural approach to marriage education with media as one of multiple strategies. We use media to include history and recall severe risk factors yet documented and celebrated resilience of marriage through couples like the Walls and Carters. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 4

5 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Marriage and media are united to capture the faith and focus of Rev. Carlvern and Mrs. Paula Dunn, as married mentors as part of the PEN OR PENCIL M.O.V.E.MENT to stimulate dialogue and touch thousands of lives who face for better or worse before, through, and following the incarceration of one or both partners. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 5

6 PEN OR PENCIL allows us to use media and other tools to discourage the PEN(itentiary) and encourage education (the pencil) by cultivating the skills and will to excel beyond the risks they face, even as teenage fathers and the distractions and death to future success and relationships along their journey into manhood. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 6

7 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 7 Our film presentation, public service announcement, and supplemental media tools compliment PEN OR PENCIL, our highly innovative curriculum approach with special outreach to black and Hispanic court-involved/foster-care/teenage males to assist them in becoming men of valor.

8 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Through the experiences of Maura Sanchez and Israel Villalobos captured on film, we use media to explore marriage and multi-cultural experiences in blended family environments. Their story and that of many similar couples is presented in our general courses and further examined in our PEN OR PENCIL: Til Death Do Us Part Series (Death By Distance). 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 8

9 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Our marriage mentors, Herbert and Janet Leflore and Tyrone and Teresa Glover, allow us to benefit from the longevity of marriage and when marriage is enriched by a second chance. Their experiences as couples on film help to build a bridge between our historic past into our present and future survival as families. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 9

10 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 10 As a precursor to either of our programs and media presentations, we ask viewers to consider the variables of better or worse in building relationships by offering a few key points which have been used successfully in other media campaigns:

11 For better or worse, here is our commercial advice Memorex In the early 1970s – 1980s, Memorex asked an important question about cassettes which should be considered in marital choices: Is it live or is it Memorex? To play or be played? Marriage may be one of the most important decisions you make in life. Decisions should be carefully considered and not based upon haste and vulnerability. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 11

12 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Energizer batteries made popular the slogan, He keeps going, and going, and going,... The reference was to a pink bunny with a drum. While physical intimacy is a vital part of the marital experience, it should not be the exclusive criteria determine a life-long mate. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 12

13 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Best Buy made famous, Thousands of possibilities. Get yours. Technology has now entered into the date/mate frenzy making, I do, as simple as asking whether you have access to a computer. The decision to get married is not as simple as downloading a file. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 13

14 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Since 1988, Nike has said, Just do it. It would be wise to give marriage more thought. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 14 MaybeMaybe not

15 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse There are instances when it should be clear, without the assistance of Johnny Walker, to decide it is best to, Keep walking. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 15 Is A Wish Without a plan A Goal

16 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse We are generally on our best behavior during the early phases of dating. As time goes by, we become more real to one another. Over 30 years ago on his show, the late comedian, Flip Wilson, made popular the pre- marital reminder that, What you see is what you get. 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 16

17 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse Being rational and realistic about reasons for marrying is not easy. But people who marry mainly for positive reasons are more likely to have a happier marriage than those whose marriage is based on negative reasons. When the choice is better rather than worse, Toyota said it best, Oh what a feeling! 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 17

18 MARRIAGE AND MEDIA For Better or Worse In summary to the questions we have raised in this presentation, we echo the voice of reasoning and Verizon – Can you hear me now? Good!... And to further convey our desire to influence healthy marriages, we have more points we would like for you to see and hear in the following film presentation... 6/4/2014 South Los Angeles Healthy Marriage Demonstration Project in cooperation with the National Alliance of Faith and Justice 18

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