|Re: Sex, Kids, and Religon||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Barbara Saunders (saunderssybase.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 18:12 CST|
> > However, let's face it, everyone in a close knit community pretty much > always knows who's involved with whom. So right there it becomes a > community issue. It's not the sex, it's the romantic relationship part. > > In an earlier discussion of this very issue, someone mentioned that a > theoretical parent trying to raise their offspring in accordance with > their own personal values (let's say monogamy, which is a pretty common > value) might find having a member of the community involved in a poly > relationship undermining their attempts to educate their children. This > parent might want to encourage their offspring not to associate with this > person, for instance. Also, there's the issue of how to deal with "breakups" in a mixed mono/poly cohousing context. If a member of a monogamous couple "cheats", how does this impact the community relationships. I've seen this issue divide people in workplaces, where it really has no bearing. In a co- housing community, it could be very sticky. > Catherine > > Barbara
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