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  • Relationships Through My Parent's Marriage
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    "Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding". Ambrose Bierce, American Writer, Journalist, Editor 1842-1914 The Epiphany of Divorce Through much evaluation and reflection I can identify one instance in my life when my perception of the situation was far from the true reality. The ending of my first marriage and the subsequent change in my thought process has allowed me to step out of a perpetual cycle of encul...
  • Arranged Marriage
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    Marriage is the socially recognized union of two or more people. Selecting a marriage partner is very much a culturally defined process. The rules governing selection vary widely from society to society and are more often complex. How would you go about selecting a mate? Where would you begin? What criteria would you use? When we look around the world to see how other societies deal with these questions, it is clear that the ways of selecting a mate or a marriage partner has been changed from ge...
  • Same Sex Marriages Alex
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    Same-Sex Marriages Alex knows that his family is unusual, to say nothing about his conception. In 1982, a family friend bicycled an oyster jar of his own sperm over to Bonnies' [Tinker] house. [Bonnie] She administered the insemination herself. Alex [Tinker] considers Bonnie and Sara [Graham] his parents. But the father occasionally takes Alex-along with his own children-hiking or biking (Shapiro and Gregory 2). This example is a prime reason of unacceptable behavior carried on by same-sex partn...
  • Same Sex Marriage Supporters
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    Same Sex Marriages By Definition, It Cannot Exist What is marriage This word has different meanings for different people. To some marriage means a commitment between two people in holy matrimony, or religious marriage. To others it is just a legal contract between two people, or civil marriage. In actuality there is only one definition for a marriage. According to Websters Dictionary, a marriage is a state of living together as husband and wife joined in wedlock. Webster also identifies a husban...
  • Study Of Arranged Marriages An Arranged Marriage
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    A Study of Arranged Marriages An Arranged Marriage refers to a situation in which marriage partners are chosen primarily by someone other than the partners themselves. These other persons are usually parents, but they may also be other kin, a matchmaker, or an agency. Because the marriage partners may or may not be consulted, this situation implies a strong sense of family loyalty. (Patricia Uberoi, p. 15) An arranged marriage is a type of mate selection in which the individual getting married h...
  • Courtship
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    Courtship - the act of wooing Woo - to ask in marriage; to court, to solicit eagerly; to seek to gain. You ask, "What in the world is Courtship?" Let me start by saying it is our country's dating problem solution. Not too long ago, Christian parents along with their youth had realized the need to re-map the route to fruitful, God-ordained marriages. The result has been a push particularly among homeschooler's, to return to the more biblical principals of courtship. Simply defined, courtship is a...
  • Popular Date For Weddings In China
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    Many different countries celebrate marriages different ways. In the US, the bride wears a white gown, and the groom wears a tuxedo. In countries like China, the bride wears a brightly colored dress. From ancient times marriage has been regulated by law and religious practice. China has a very interesting marriage celebration. In the 19th century, A wedding represented the transfer of a woman's dependence on money from her family to her new husband. There was also a transfer of the woman's proper...
  • Education And Career Over Marriage
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    Abstract This paper presents an in-depth discussion about the changing relationship between women and marriage. Economic factors, a rise in feminism, parents' influence, attitudes about sex, educational pursuits, and divorce statistics are discussed and their influence on women's attitudes toward marriage are explored. Cultural changes that have impacted women's lives are also examined. The purpose of the paper is to explore the changes affecting women, their attitudes toward marriage, and their...
  • Values And Beliefs About Marriage
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    Marriage is the bond between two people of the opposite sex that have went in front of a minister and exchanged vows. Marriage is different for every one, and I have been influenced a great deal by my parents. My parents have been married for the past 26 years and they will probably stay that way the rest of their lives. However marriage is not what it once was, today you have people getting into a marriage for other reasons than love and knowing that they can get out of the marriage if they fee...
  • Lindo's Husband
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    The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan is a story base on Chinese women in American tradition. One of the characters in the novel, Lindo Jong was born as a female in China. Lindo was undervalued because as a Chinese woman, she had an arranged marriage, she was treated unfairly by her husband, and also her own parents. Born as a female in China, many decisions are made by elders or men, not much opinion are made, even as an adult. As Lindo, being in an arranged marriage at age of two, she would not be able...
  • Arranged Marriages
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    Arranged Marriage: For America? Both arranged marriages and romantic marriages have good and bad points. Cultures such as India, Japan, and Ethiopia have had arranged marriages since the dawn of time. In America we allow our young adults to make their own decisions on whom to marry. Would Americans accept the practice of parents deciding whom they are going to marry without considering their wants or feelings? The answer is an emphatic NO! Americans are hopelessly romantic and fiercely believe i...
  • Marriage And Divorce
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    From an early age, most American girls aspire to get married and begin a family. Although that dream is easy to achieve, more than likely it will be shattered. Marriage is the legal and binding union between a man and woman. Yet when couples marry, they vow to stay by their partners side till death do us part. Currently that vow seems to have little or no value in todays society. The current statistics for survival of marriage are quite grim. The divorce rate in the United States is somewhere be...
  • Who's Coming To Dinner Joanna Drayton
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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Joanna Drayton returns unexpectedly from Hawaii to announce her engagement to an intelligent, accomplished, world traveling doctor. The only problem with the intended union is that he is African American and she is white. The Drayton's come face to face with their own principles and realize that their daughter is the way they brought her up to be - non-prejudicial. Turmoil and anxiety ensue as Joanna insists that her parents give their approval by the end of the nigh...
  • Men 4 Peer Marriage
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    Throughout the past generations, including my parent's the family was defined as a traditional (patriarchal) relationship, where the male was the breadwinner and the female was the caretaker of the home and family. My generation has seen the materialization of what Pepper Schwartz describes a "peer marriage". Peer marriage is different from the traditional marriage in four key ways: men and women regard each other as full social equals, they both have careers, the partners share equal rights in ...
  • Traditional Marriage Role Models
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    The traditional marriage role models that have been with us for several thousand years, with little change until recent years, have been based on the feudal fiefdom: the husband is the lord and the wife and children are serfs and vessels. For thousands of years, women were permitted no rights, and were even bought and sold like cattle. Marrying for love was taboo and falling in love was a disgusting thing permitted only to the peasants. If a woman of nobility fell in love, she faced dire consequ...
  • Birth Rate In Singapore
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    I. Introduction The economy of Singapore is increasing rapidly yet it is also facing the threat of declining birth rate which causes the aging population. This fact is cited in two articles of Wendy Tan and Grace Chua from The Strait Times Interactive Website which are attached in this report. It can be argued that Singapore is not alone among developed nations in having a declining birth rate, however, the aging population, for a small population like Singapore, can be quite serious. It has als...
  • Taxes After Marriage
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    When we think of weddings, we imagine a soft-flowing white gown, enormous arrangements of vibrant, sweet-smelling flowers, and an elegant reception to end the evening. Then again, as the saying goes, "If it's too good to be true, it's probably not". Most couples expect the aggravations, frustrations, and irritations of planning their wedding, but many overlook, and sometimes do not think about, the "marriage penalty". What exactly is the "marriage penalty?" To begin with, the penalty punishes th...
  • Custom Of Arranged Marriages
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    In this study, I studied the topic of arranged marriages. Some of the areas that I covered were the history of arranged marriages, the future of them, what is in involved in the process as well as how people feel about them in today's society. I followed 3 methods of research. The first was reading through books and journals as well as searching on the Internet for other people's theories and background information on this topic. The second method was conducting a survey that led me to see how n...
  • Traditional Arranged Marriage
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    Arranged For Better or Worse Everyone knows how hard it is to find a mate for marriage. Having said that, each person is free to decide how the mate selection will take place. Some people would rather conduct this selection by themselves, without any help, while others prefer to get help from an outside source, like their parents or a matchmaker. Before continuing it is wise to make a distinction between the traditional arranged marriage and the modern definition of an arranged marriage. The arr...
  • Important Part Of An Arranged Marriage
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    ARRANGED MARRA IGES ESSAY ONE Arranged marriage is a concept that does not take precedence in the United States, where love marriages are most popular. In this presentation we will explore the reasons for arranged marriages and look at the process that goes on. Our group will also relate this topic to such anthropological terms such as dowry and joint family system. Our goal is to help others understand that no matter how different arranged marriages may seem to Americans, they love, procreate a...

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