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MARITAL BLISS

Article Summary   by:donic     Original Author: Prince Donic
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MARITAL BLISS Marriage can be seen as a rite of passage since certain social and religious rituals that underline its importance not just to the couple concerned, but also to their families and wider society usually accompany it. But how many of is know how the rites of marriage came to be? On this page, we are going to be talking and dealing with issues relating to marriage and how you can have a blissful marriage Welcome on board this exciting page. THE HISTORY OF MARRIAGE Marriage is social institution (usually legally ratified) uniting a man and a woman in special forms of mutual dependence, often for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. In view of the necessity for children to undergo a long period of development before attaining maturity, the care of children during their years of relative helplessness appears to have been the Chief incentive for the evolution of the family structure. Marriage as a contract between a man and a woman has existed since ancient times. As a social practice, entered into through a public act, it reflects the purpose, character, and customs of the society in which it is found.
CUSTOMS Peasant Wedding: Peasant Wedding by the Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder is undated but is believed to have been painted in 1566 or 1567. It is an oil painting on wood and depicts a wedding feast. In the Netherlands in the 16th century, no more than 20 guests were allowed to participate at peasant. Celebrations, so the door way on the left was filled with spectators. Although marriage customs vary greatly from one culture to another, the importance of the institutions is universally acknowledge. In some societies, community interest in the children, in the bonds between families, and in the bonds between families, and in the ownership of property established by a marriage are such that special devices and customs are created to protect these values. Infant betrothal or
Published: June 08, 2007   
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