Shocking Next Generation Morality!
- By Sam George
- Published 11/18/2006
Sam George is the Executive Director of PARIVAR International - a non-profit initiative to address the needs of youth and families of Asian Indian origin in North America and to the Asian Indian community worldwide. Parivar means family in many Indian languages. Sam George also serves as one of the founding directors of Urban India Ministries
www.UrbanIndia.org Sam George and his wife, Mary have spoken at premarital and family events in many countries. They are parents of two boys and make their home in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Sam is the author of the book “Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians." Check out this website www.CoconutGeneration.com Coconut (brown on the outside, white on the inside) is a metaphor for the Americanized Asian Indians. Sam George can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a difference between people in their 20s/30s and those above 40s in matters of morality and attitudes towards ethical behavior? A major nationwide study of Americans finds a resouding YES.
Barna Research concludes that next generation of adults are bending moral and sexual rules to their liking. Some of topics researched included extramarital sex, pornography, homosexuality, and sexual fantasies.
And in all of these areas, next generation were significantly different from older Americans. They are more likely to have viewed sexually explicit movies, videos or online content. More than two-thirds of the younger generation said that cohabitation and sexual fantasies are morally acceptable behaviors, compared with half of older adults.
Most young adults contended that engaging in sex outside of marriage and viewing pornography are not morally problematic, while only one-third of older generation agreed. Almost half of next generation believed that sexual relationships between people of the same sex are acceptable, compared with one-quarter of older adults.
Shocking revelations indeed how far the culture has blinded the coming generation! How do you sense the morality gap between immigrant generation and the second generation? How does it shape your ministry to the next generation?