TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Nature and Meaning of Marriage
Definitions of Marriage
The Nature and Meaning of Family
Definitions of the Family
Classifications of the Family
Stages of Family Life.
Theoretical Analysis of the Family
Alternative family forms
Characteristics of the Family
Functions of the Family
Problems in family Life
Remarriage and step parenting
Glossary of Terms
This Module is consisting of five lessons namely:
The Nature and Meaning of Marriage
The Nature and Meaning of family
Stages of Family life
Theoretical Analysis f the Family
Transitions and Problems in a
This module provides the readers a comprehensive view of marriage and the family life. As an important part of social institutions, it gives definition based on different views and perspectives. It categorizes and explains the nature of marriage and family. These also classifies the different types of family, marriage patterns as well as the patterns of family according to residence, decent and authority of both parties in one household. Defines and explains method of marriage dissolution, alternative family forms, characteristics and functions of the family. Moreover, at the end of this module it is further analyzes marriage and family based on the transitions and problems in a family life, wherein it is cited that family violence, child abuse, and psychological and personal problems are the common cause of problems among families.
LESSON 1 2 THE NATURE AND MEANING OF MARRIAGE
After Completing the lesson, the students will be able to:
1. enumerate the given methods of marriage dissolution; and
2. differentiate the 12 patterns of Marriage.
As we define basic concepts, specifically those of marriage, family and kinship, the family stands at the centre of social life, linking the individual to school, church, and the nation. It transmits basic norms and values. Therefore, the family is often called a major building block of society (Boom, et al, 1990). Kinship ties are connections between individuals, established either through marriage or through the lines of descent that connects blood relatives (fathers, mothers, offspring, grandparents, and etc.) (Giddens, et al, 2003). Marriage is a union between a man and a woman such that the children born to woman are recognized as legitimate offspring of both parents (Kottak, 2008) Definitions of marriage
According to Salcedo, et al(2001), marriage is an institution admitting a man and a woman to family life. It is sexual and economic union; usually between a man and a woman. It is a social institution under which a man and a woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments and religious ceremonies (Zulueta, 2006).
3 Javier, et al (2002), added that aside from being sociological, marriage has also a legal percept that is both statutory and constitutional. Statutory in the sense that provisions of marriage was adopted pursuant to executive order no. 209 approved and signed into law by then revolutionary president Corazon Aquino, on July 6, 1987. In the religious concepts, Salcedo (2001) cited that marriage is a sacrament (sacred institution) whose main...
References: Definitions of marriage
According to Salcedo, et al(2001), marriage is an institution admitting a man and a woman to family life
Javier, et al (2002), added that aside from being sociological, marriage has also a legal percept that is both statutory and constitutional
In the religious concepts, Salcedo (2001) cited that marriage is a sacrament (sacred institution) whose main purposes are to beget, rear an educate children to maintain a permanent social relationship with mutual responsibility to each spouses.
Cultural norms as well as laws identify people as a suitable or unsuitable marriage patterns (Macionis, 1999)
Palispis (2007), enumerated two major marriage patterns and these are the following:
Aside from the two marriage patterns mentioned, Panopic, et al (2007) enumerated two other marriage patterns which is rarely practiced in the other countries, and these are the following:
Panopic, et al (2007), added other forms, which are considered as second marriages:
Salcedo, et al (2001) stated that as a sacrament, marriage is inviolable bond which can only be dissolved upon the death of one spouses
According to Zulueta (2006), Annulment of Marriage is the process which nmakes the marruiage contract null and void, in which case, the law sees that no marriage has taken place
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