Family Life Now By Kelly Welch Essays

1200 Words May 6th, 2016 5 Pages
In the textbook, Family Life Now, written by author Kelly Welch, “marriage” is defined as “the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman (or, in some jurisdictions, two people of the same sex) as partners in a relationship” (Welch, 2012), and it is one of the most important parts of child and family development. Marriage is the sacred bond that is formed when two individuals dedicate their lives to one another and promise to support and be good to each other for the rest of their lives. It is crucial for family relations to be formed and economically beneficial for couples. It is also beneficial for a child growing up to have married parents that they can use for support and guidance. According to Welch, “Children from homes with married parents fare better in their overall health and well-being, behavior, emotions, and school success (including reading scores and math achievement) than children living in non-marital cohabiting homes, formerly married parents, stepfamilies, or single-parent homes (Welch, 2012). However, although there are many positives to marriage, it is not always a good thing and can in fact at times be detrimental. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Biosocial Science titled, Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Trends and Determinants, discusses the early marital ages of teens in Bangladesh and demonstrates through statistics and experimental data just how pernicious early aged marriage can be on a teenage girl’s life. By providing…

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