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Purpose of Marriage

  • Procreation - men and women were created to have children.
  • Union - a loving partnership of living together.
  • Rearing Children - channel for nature and security
  • Pattern for security - family unit of mutual support
  • One flesh - sexual intimacy as an expression of love
  • Sacred - blessed by God
  • Endless - life long faithful relationship
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Marriage Ceremonies

  • Entry - the bride, her father and her bridesmaids go to the front of the church.
  • Hymn - focus the mind on God
  • Opening Statement - summary of what the marriage is for.
  • Declaration - the witnesses and the couple ask if there is any reason the couple cannot get married.
  • Vows - the couple makes promises to God and to each other in the presence of witnesses.
  • Rings - a symbol of unbroken unity of the couple's love, trust, and devotion.
  • Proclamation - the couple is now husband and wife. the kiss symbolizes the first time that these bodies are united.
  • Prayers - for the couple are said.
  • Register - signed by the couple and witnesses. marriage is a legally binding contract.
  • Closing - often followed by photos and a reception.
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Alternatives to Marriage

  • Cohabitation - a couple living together and having a sexual relationship without being married to one another.
  • Civil Partnership - legal registration and recognition of a same-sex partnership.
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Reasons for Divorce

Divorce - legal ending of a marriage

  • Physical/verbal abuse --> lead to mental illness
  • Work --> can't communicate/bond
  • Financial Problems --> causes stress
  • Sexual Problems -->  might cause issues in marriage
  • Constant arguments --> always tension
  • Children -->  how to raise children
  • Lack of Communication --> awkward between the couple
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Prejudice and Discrimination

Prejudice - unfairly judging someone before the facts are known. holding biased opinions about an individual group.

Discrimination - to act against someone on the basis of sex, race, religion, etc. usually seen as wrong.

Causes:

  • religion
  • country
  • race
  • peer-pressure
  • media
  • grandparents
  • stereotypes
  • heterosexual family
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Types of Prejudice and Discrimination

Ageism - an old person can be seen as: slow and deaf/stupid. "wisdom is with the aged and understanding in length of days."

Disabilities - it is against the law to discriminate against disabled in various areas of their lives.

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