Christianity 's Impact On Marital Traditions

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Christianity’s Impact on Marital Traditions in America 71% of Americans identify themselves as Christians (BBC). With nearly three quarters of Christians in America, it is no surprise the profound impact their religious views have on society. The views and beliefs of Christianity have played a tremendous role in influencing marital traditions and values held by the general population.
The denotative definition of Christianity, as stated in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is the religion that is based on the teaching of Jesus Christ. Christianity is a very broad religion with many different sects and denominations. Although all sects and denomination fall under one religion, each body has a distinct beliefs that may or may not be similar to another sect or denomination. The three main sects of Christianity are Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholicism (ReligionFacts). Protestant believe that their views are based solely on the Word of God, whereas Catholics and Orthodox believe that their views come from the Word of God, clarified by tradition, and taught by the church. The differences of each sect bring about variance in the interpretation of God’s word, but there is an overall consensus to many of the Christian values. Christians generally believe that marriage is a holy matrimony solely between a man and a woman. Marriage is a gift from God. It is seen as a lifelong covenant between a man and a woman, and no person or thing can ever come between that. The…
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