The History Of Marriage And How Marriage Evolved

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Most people do not think about the history of marriage and how marriage evolved. According to a Living Science article called, “History of Marriage: 13 Surprising Facts,” we used to live in a world where arranged alliances were how parents would marry their children off. The article states, “But early marriage was seen as a strategic alliance between families, with the youngsters often having no say in the matter. In some cultures, parents even married one child to the spirit of a deceased child in order to strengthen familial bonds.” When it came to marriage back in the Bible times, people would marry their first or second cousins just to keep the family name going and to keep alliances within their families. It is crazy to think about how different today’s society is when it comes to marriage, it comes to marriage in today’s world, people often get married for reasons that sometimes seem ridiculous to their family members. Due to the sources that I have come across people should not live together before marriage. In my paper I will go through the Biblical reasons, statistics on the divorce rate when couples live together before they are married, and what living together can do to a person emotionally are some of the reasons why it shouldn’t happen.
Polygamy is another way that marriage has evolved. Polygamy is the practice or custom of having more than one wife or husband at the same time. In the Bible times, Jacob, King David, and King Solomon have…
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