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About Marriage

About Marriage

Marriage has developed through three stages. At first it was simply mating. As this stage progressed, the couple began to realize the obligation of having children. The second stage was legal, and the rights of each mate began to be defined. Customs and laws to regulate marriage were established. Property rights, the protection of children, rights of inheritance, interests of society, and the conditions of dissolving marriage were indicated. The third stage the personal or moral stage of marriage stresses ethical rights. The oaphasis is on cooperation of husband and wife, the responsibilities and privileges of parenthood, and the relations of religion to marriage and family life.

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