The Evolution Of Marriage And Marriage Essay

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The Evolution of Marriage
Marriage is known as the beginning—the beginning of family—the life-long commitment. It is also known as more than a physical union; it is also a spiritual emotional, and legal union shared with your significant other. Through time, marriage has evolved in ways unthought of. Compared to the past, marriage in the modern day is now redefined in a complete new way. In addition to this, the amount of people not getting married today has increased drastically while the amount of divorces have increased dramatically as well. The drastic decrease in the amount of unmarried people today is most likely a result of global modernization because of the present day economy and the influence of society on people. Marriage is viewed in many different ways but has changed immensely through time. In the past, marriage defined women as “property,” of men. In modern day we look at marriage as the legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship. Although, in some jurisdictions, the union between those of the same sex. Marriage as a whole has come a very long way. Many people today have different views and beliefs on marriage. Members of the Catholic Church believe that marriage is the union between strictly man and woman. While many people today outside of the Catholic Church believe that marriage is the union between any two genders of people.
In the ancient world, marriage served primarily as a means of preserving power .…

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