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  • Divorce Programs
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    What Happened to Ward and June Cleaver? Single parent homes, broken families, and divorce are rampant in today's society. Marriage is no longer the revered union that it once was. Divorce is clearly on the rise since the days of yesteryear that depicted happy families in the favorable image of Ward and June Cleaver. Unlike the June Cleaver's of days gone by, the women of today now busily juggle careers, family and household responsibilities, and play the role of "soccer mom" among many other thi...
  • Questions Concerning Marriage And Divorce
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    Conceptions of Divorce Is marriage no more than the result of voluntary agreements between two private individuals Is the lack of detail concerning marriage arrangements causing all the divorce debates Does divorce cause problems or solve them Why is marriage such a religious experience and divorce such a legal experience Why do marriages take place under the eyes of God while divorces take place under the eyes of the law I believe that it was because of my parents' divorce that I have chosen to...
  • First Marriages End In Divorce
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    Contemporary American Families: Changes That Affect The Structure And Functioning Contemporary American Families: Changes that Affect the Structure and Functioning Did you know in a national study of high school seniors, 76 percent said it was "extremely important" to have a good marriage and family life Did you know a husband-wife family in the U.S. may spend as much as a third of their annual income on a child Did you know that in 1948, nearly half of the public said there were some racial or ...
  • Fearful Of Divorce
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    Divorce, of Course, of Course Bridget Burke Ravizza wrote the article, "Selling Ourselves on the Marriage Market" and is an assistant professor of religious studies at St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI. After talking with an unnamed group of college students, she discovers that "These college students have grown up in a society in which nearly half of all marriages end in divorce". She also reveals "they are fearful that their future marriages will go down that path, and some question whether lif...
  • Womens Status In The Family
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    Family is one of the oldest and most common human institutions. Since prehistoric times, the family has been an important organisation in society. Most people grow up in a family and as adults, establish a family of their own. One main type of family is known as a nuclear family. A nuclear family is made up when a couple have children, the parents and their children make up a nuclear family, in another words. There are many different definitions of what a family is. For example, Giddens defines ...
  • Marriages End In Divorce
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    The Destruction of the American Family There are, undoubtedly, a number of causes for the increasing number of divorces and unstable marriages. Divorce used to be considered scandalous and immoral. This contributed to many marriages surviving despite strains. However, the more common divorce becomes, the more natural and expectable it seems. The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. Now, half of all marriages end in divorce. What are the reasons for this increase in th...
  • Absent Fathers As A Result Of Divorce
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    Increased youth crime rate is caused largely by absent fathers as a result of divorce made too easy. Consider this chilling forecast. When we pass the year 2000, we will see two groups of working age adults emerging. One group will have received psychological, social, economic, educational and moral benefits and the other group will have been denied them all. The first group will have grown up with a father present in the house and the second group will have not had a father present. The groups ...
  • Fault Divorce Laws
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    Divorce The divorce is a legal ending of a marriage. It occurs when two spouses feel that a legal separation is the only way to put an end to their problems such as, differences in goals, financial difficulties, or poor sexual relationships. However, most people, when thinking about divorce, worry about the impact that it has on their children that are involved. Besides, a reason that at least half of our marriage fail is divorce laws. There have been many laws concerning divorce enforced in the...
  • Higher Number Of Divorced And Remarried Families
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    Survey of Family Life social institution is an organized pattern of beliefs and behaviors centered on basic human needs. Family is a major social institution in our society that controls how children are brought up, and are taught how to behave and act in the world. It is a major support system, and a guide to be introduced into our society. In our Society today, when people are asked what a family is, there are many different responses. Because of the media, people often associate what they thi...
  • Marriages End In Divorce
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    "It is easier to divorce my wife of 26 years than to fire someone I hired one week ago. The person I hire has more legal clout... than my wife of 26 years. That's wrong. ' -- Judge Randall Hekman, President of the Michigan Family Forum There are, undoubtedly, a number of causes for divorce. Divorce used to be considered scandalous and immoral. This contributed to many marriages surviving despite strains. However, as divorce becomes more common, the more natural and expect able it seems. The numb...
  • Stereotype Of The Divorced Women
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    For many generations, women vowed to give their all, and instead of receiving the equal treatment of love and appreciation, they were oppressed and degraded. In Egypt, a woman did not have the right to divorce herself; therefore, she had to put up with all the humiliation, mistreatment, unfairness, and inequality everyday. Today, women are celebrating the new law of "Khul' ", which gives the woman the right to divorce herself with or without her oppressor's consent, but the question is: does the...
  • Their Families After Divorce
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    The family has been defined as a social group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes members of opposite sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, owned or adopted, of the sexually co-ha biting adults (George Murdock, n. d). The contemporary West Indian family differs significantly from Murdock definition, and it is controversial to find an exact meaning of the West Indian family. Even th...
  • Increased Rate In Divorce
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    A wide range of data and developments are cited to demonstrate that the family is under stress and is even in danger of breaking up. However, it is important to note that many sociologists wholly or largely reject this thesis that the family is breaking up, and favor instead a different model of analysis and interpretation. The crux of the debate is, is the family disappearing as a social institution or is it merely transforming into a social institution, which is characterized by diversity and ...
  • Your Parent's Divorce
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    Please do not write your name on this survey! There is no way of finding out whose survey this is so please answer truthfully. Divorce 1. Are your parents divorced? Yes / No 2. If so, how old were you when your parents got a divorce? 3. Do you think that your parent's divorce affected you positively or negatively? Explain. Divorce 1. Yes / No 2. Explain. 4. Did your parents fight a lot before they got a divorce? Yes / No 5. Since your parent's divorce how do they act around each other? (for exam...
  • Typical Canadian Family Unit
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    Is The Family Dying? Is the Canadian family dying? Divorce rates across the country are on the rise, fewer long-term relationships result in marriage, and fewer children are sitting around the dinner table each night with their parents. These trends suggest that the traditional family is slipping from its roots, and in essence, dying. But what is a Canadian family? Many different definitions of family may be used in our modern day society, which include extended families, stepfamilies, blended f...

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