Importance Of Culture In Building A Family Structure

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Culture in Building a Family Structure
In each country, each individual has different values, traditions, beliefs, social habits, expectations and customs by which he or she was raised. Based on perceptions of Vietnamese fathers’ acculturation levels, parenting styles is most Asian countries use an authoritarian to teach their children. “The father in the household family has the most power and sets up the family rules”. In contrast to other Vietnamese people, my father’s style is authoritative, and my mother’s style is permissive. Both my parent’s lifestyles have influenced my life development. I learned from my parents’ knowledge, values, beliefs, expectations and it passed on to me to present time until I am married and have children.
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I am not supposed to marry someone with another religion because I am concerned about religious conflicts that would inevitable arise. Moreover, girls must be virgins before they get married. For example, I am not allowed to live with my partner before marriage. This would bring shame to my family. The best way is to be married to a Christian person who has a higher education, and especially a good family structure.That mean my future husband live in healthy family structure, so that I do not worry about married a wrong person. Because if he was raised healthy family, he would be a good husband and father. This will help me avoid religious conflict and a violent future. Normally, Vietnamese and Chinese traditions are very similar. For example, males hold formal authority over females. Another example, males have more power and control the money and make final decisions because they usually are the one who support the family financially. Men usually serve as the head of the household. Whereas, the female takes responsibility of providing food or doing household chores for their children and …show more content…
Ephesians 5, 23 “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.” In addition, Ephesians 5, 25 “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” “In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” All this is based on God words Ephesians 5, 28.After all, we feel not only do we love each other but we must also respect our parents too. My husband and I also commit to help, share of each other in any cases. I have been married for eighteen years. We have two lovely children, a daughter and a son. We both work hard every day, and put our money together in the same account. Our goal is to encourage our children to get the best education they possibly can and follow their career dream. We trust and care for each other. We live as a neutral family and equal power. Both paid bills and took turn to take care of our children. For instance, if my husband was at work, I drove children to school. If I cooked, he cleaned the dishes. However, we have a few arguments here and there when we were frustrated of our first child in United States. For example, my husband was a war veteran and each year he and his friends would have a reunion together at a friend’s house or at my house. They would

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