Marriage Before Christ and Today

1956 WordsNov 26, 20128 Pages
The social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal loyalty, the state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock, a relationship in which two people have pledged themselves to each other in the manner of a husband and wife, these definitions describe one of Gods greatest honors given to man . Marriage is the binding of two people into one union. In today’s society people get married and the easy way out of the situation is to get a divorce. In some cases there is nothing else to do, but there are also people who are selfish and do not want to be held down. In this paper I am going to show you the customs and traditions of marriages before Christ, compared to the…show more content…
The customs of today’s society are similar to the customs of Jewish traditions before Christ. The years have changed, the customs to where they are not as strict on the bride and groom. In today’s society, if a man wants a bride to marry him it is still like the Jewish customs. The groom has to ask the father of the bride if he could take his daughter to be his wife. This is considered the respectful thing to do. The father then has to make a decision as to if he thinks the man is a good choice for his daughter. If the father approves of the man then he will make plans to propose to the bride to be. It has changed from the original traditions, the groom does not have to pay or exchange work in return for the daughters hand in marriage. The groom then has to ask the daughter to marry him. In today’s society the man usually tries to have a plan to ask his wife to be to marry him. When the man asks the woman to marry him she can say yes or no. In the ancient days if the father says yes then she has to marry the man, but today the woman has the choice of saying yes or no. When the man is given the answer of yes, the bride soon starts preparing her wedding. The bride makes a choice of her bridesmaids and the groom chooses his groomsmen. These people are usually relatives, or close friends of the bride and groom. The bride will also choose a dress. Just like in the Jewish traditions
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