Approximately, 90% of people in all societies get married at least once in their lifetime. Across the world marriage is defined differently, even though there are some mutual principles across many societies. Marriage means “A more or less stable union, usually between two people, who may be, but are not necessarily, coresidential, sexually involved with each other, and procreative with each other” (Miller, 2008). Marriage is typically represented emblematically through ceremony, certificate, or symbols such as rings. For me, marriage is form of commitment and intimacy and passion between two persons.
People are in culture and share the culture, interacted with one another within the boundary of culture. Therefore, culture is one of the factors of identity among groups or groups of people or society. According to, (Oslon, 2000), culture is important aspect of being human. It involves shared beliefs, values and attitudes of a group of people. Moreover, it entails ways in which relationships and marital and sexual relationship are structured.
In many ways, traditions serve as the glue that holds the community together, creating the culture that people can relate to and be a part of (Muehlenbein 459). Tin this sense, traditions, in general, and the ideas related to marriage, in particular, should be viewed as positive. However, at some point, the traditional viewpoints and the innovative one clash in a conflict, the issue regarding the marital rituals being the case in point. Studies show that by choosing cohabitation prior to getting married people increase the chances for their marriage to last longer as they learn in the process how to make their relationships work. Even in the worst-case scenario, in which the couple fails to find common ground, separation is a better option than being joined in the holy matrimony with the person that one has never had anything in common to begin with.
Marriage offers a firm relationship that is recognised by the state and by whatever religion the coupler wish to follow, as well as furnish a pious environment in which to raise children. However, with ever rise amounts of premarital cohabitation, single father families and offspring born outside of matrimony, as well as the decline in fidelity to religion, it seems that the institution is losing much of its appeal. In this debate, the thesis must
But the novel definition of marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman that is, members of diverse sex to form a voluntary unification. According to Gagnon, the idea of marriage found in the Christian and Jewish Scriptures joins male and female into an incorporated sexual whole. Marriage entails the two sexes to reconstitute a sexual whole. The sexual merger of maleness and femaleness is an extremely vital framework of marriage. Therefore, there is more to marriage than closeness and the sharing of one’s life with another
In the ancient world marriage served as a means of retaining power. Those that had wealth would marry into other prestige family to maintain the stronghold. Throughout the centuries marriage has become like technology, modern. It has become primarily a personal contract between two equals seeking love, stability, and happiness. This new definition opened the door to gays and lesbians claiming a right to be married, too.
They also help define who we are and what we become at important stages in our lives, such as marriage. These sacred unions between men and women were compulsory for the begetting of children and for the formation of cohesive family units; these societal constructs helped ensure mutual survival and were therefore instrumental in the continuity of our species. Today, although marriage in the traditional sense is still commonplace, it is no longer regarded with reverence. Marriage is also not mandatory within the familial structure. Campbell's observations illustrate the emerging consequences in contemporary society: the collapse of the American family.
Marriage is an important mechanism to maintain the family and marriage also is a cultural prevalent in society. It is the affection of communicate by men and women. There is a mutual commitment and intimacy combination with the relationship. They feel the love is sweet; even it also has the responsibility. They will take care their children after the marriage.
2.1 A brief discussion on modern marriage and wedding Marriage means joining two people and two families legally in equal status relationship, it refer to the joint coupledom created from the wedding and the new relation and family role of parent-in-law and children-in-law. Through marriage, a new interdependence family was formed and instead of making decisions as individual person, the couples make decisions as a family unit (Young & Willmott, 1974; Tso, 2012). To couple with high level of interdependence, marriage is fulfillment and stability while for low interdependence couple, it help to achieve fair exchange and equitable balance (Young, 1995). Marriage creates a safe setting to promote further growth and to rework unresolved issues
Leadership can effect the internal marital power pattern between husband and wife. At the same time, marriage can effect the external political power pattern related to the two people. And this connection of leadership and marriage is more prominent in royal intermarriages. Royal intermarriage is the practice of members from ruling families marrying for some benefits of certain reigning parties. Marriage relationship with political factors, were mainly generated after the appearance of private ownership and the start of class society.