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The Definiton of Marriage

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Jade Nicole

on 14 December 2015

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What would our ancestors need with marriage?

In Mesopotamia, marriage was a tool used to insure the family line. Arranged marriages were prominent strictly for social status and wealth.

Kings were married to Queens who could bare offspring. Neither Romance or Religion fueled those wedding bells.
"Hindu Marriage joins two individuals for life, so that they can pursue dharma (duty), artha (possessions), kama (physical desires), and moksha (ultimate spiritual release) together"
The website definition of marriage is a consensual unification of two people regardless of gender.
Google Search Engine
The definition of marriage is a legal union of a man and a woman or in some administrations, two people of the same sex as partners in a relationship
The Definition of Marriage
Defines marriage as a legal contract that determines the obligations between two people, and within that initial definition there is no mention of gender differentiation. Wikipedia further defines the types of marriage and their places in the Western society.
In America, at least, many people marry for the sake of romance.

Where as in many other cultures people marry for money, religious purposes, cultural traditions, social standing, or in quite a few cultures if you're a woman, security.
The Dalai Lama's Opinion on Western Marriages
Too many people in the West have given up on marriage. They don't understand that it is about developing a mutual admiration of someone, a deep respect and trust and awareness of another human's needs...The new easy-come, easy-go relationships give us more freedom -- but less contentment
"Marriage was designed for companionship and intimacy."
Lawful Marriage
"Marriage law refers to the legal requirements that determine the validity of a marriage, and which vary considerably among countries."

"The legal union of a couple as spouses. The basic elements of a marriage are: (1) the parties' legal ability to marry each other, (2) mutual consent of the parties, and (3) a marriage contract as required by law."
-Cornell University Law School's Definition of Marriage
Number of marriages: 2,118,000

Marriage rate: 6.8 per 1,000 total population

Divorce rate: 3.6 per 1,000 population (44 reporting States and D.C.)

The Future of Marriage
Many (religious and non-religious) civilians believe that the recent changes in the definition of marriage may lead to more outrageous changes.

There are many reasons to marry. The most important guideline to follow is consent, which is still a guideline that is not followed throughly.
An Overview of Marriage
Marriage is a word that originated from the "Old French" language.

Marriage is also defined as a combination of things.

PsychologyToday.com defines marriage as a way two people make their relationship civic, formal, and perpetual.

Divorce is the opposite of marriage in a sense. To get divorced is to end a marriage.
The definition of a "good" marriage
differs between cultures.

A well-rounded rapport, respect, patience, consideration, empathy, and a strong connection are just a few things that might keep a marriage strong.

But in a society like the United States where romance is the #1 reason for marriage, love is what keeps a marriage flourishing.
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