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Married to the Devil - The story, “Parker’s Back” by Flanner O’Connor pertains to the story of Parker’s dissatisfaction with his life. The story begins by describing his disinterest in his “ugly” wife. Not only is she unattractive but also mean and now pregnant. Parker cannot conclude to why he stays with her. He conveys how unhappy she makes him, however he can’t seem to leave her side. Many times he contemplates about leaving her but lacks the courage or will. Therefore, relies on getting tattoos as a relief mechanism....   [tags: Literary Review ]
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Married To Be Alone? - Married To Be Alone. Although marriage is the symbol of two lives¡¦ union, in the real world many people experience it in the opposite way. Gloria Steinem says: ¡§The surest way to be alone is to get married.¡¨ In ¡§The Story of an Hour¡¨ by Kate Chopin, we can certainly realize how well the author describes the loneliness of a marriage. There is another short story that also reflects the same point of view in a relationship; it is William Faulkner¡¦s ¡§A Rose for Emily.¡¨ Both works serve as strong evidence for Gloria Steinem¡¦s opinion....   [tags: essays research papers] 836 words
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Conveniently Married - Conveniently Married Life in the Victorian Era was centered on marriage. Among the nobility, marriage was typically sought to increase status or wealth with a partner of their same social class. This also holds true for the middle class, along with using marriage to gain political or business alliances. The working class of the Victorian Era had more practical reasons for marrying. The marriages of the working class centered more on finding a companion that would be able to contribute to the household....   [tags: British Literature ]
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Married with Children - Married with Children The television series Married…with Children started in late 1987 and had a schedule for thirteen shows. It came about from the minds of two directors named Amanda Bearse and Gerry Cohen. Their goal was to bring up a comedy series different than others in the recent past. The series was taped in Sony Studios and had brought up many controversial issues. For example, the third season of the show is the time when the show got increase fame. A woman by the name of Terry Rakolta, who lived in Michigan, had wrote to the studio that the show was out of line for public television and that it should indefinitely be taken off the air....   [tags: essays papers]
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How To Get Married And Stay Married To The Perfect Mate!! - How To Get Married and Stay Married To The Perfect Mate!. This book will talk about the ways and theories of how to stay married one you are married. It will cover stuff like communication, similarity, physical attractiveness, similarity, balance and equity theory, and proximity. Communication is important in relationships. I will cover the aspects of non-verbal and verbal communications. In the book I will convey the differences in the way men and woman think and this will help give a better understanding of each other and will in turn allow them to work out their problems effectively......   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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A Perception and Motivation Study Among Married Adults - Research Article Critique: Forgiveness: A perception and motivation study among married adults Abstract The article is endeavors to observe the possible correlation between general forgiveness (actually forgiving) and perceptions of forgiveness (a belief in the concept). This is a summary analyzing the credibility of the article. The summary includes a brief overview and critique of the title, abstract, literature review, methodology, a review of results and discussion, and possible improvements to the study....   [tags: Research Article Critique]
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The First Non-Married Women to Rule England - ... About two months later she had her coronation witch was on 15 January 1559. Her coronation was held in Westminster Abbey. She was crowned queen two months after Mary I died. Elizabeth spared no expenses for her celebration. The total cost of her celebration came to a grand total of E16,741 or 3.5 million dollars today. Elizabeth never married in her forty years of being queen. She thought of marrying but the thought of it made her sick. Even though it made her sick there was still one person that was a serious contender for her hand and his name was Francis Duke of Alenco of France....   [tags: British history]
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The Support of Married Couples by the Catholic Church - The Support of Married Couples by the Catholic Church On the marriage day the couple and their relatives are all happy with great big smiles on their faces, however this doesn't last for long necessarily. No matter how perfect the marriage maybe there will always be some sort of a rough patch or troubled patch during the life span of the marriage, this is where the marital vows kick in and become real life, not just meaningless words. Some couples will be able to come through this rough patch or patches however, some will not have the commitment to make a marriage last and can't be bothered to try and fix what ever problem there may be....   [tags: Papers] 1154 words
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Pride And Prejudice: Five Married Couples - Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice presents five married couples. No two are alike. From the pure love which was experienced through Elizabeth and Darcy. To the love and attraction shared by Jane and Bingley. The convenience of marriage was portrayed through Charlotte and Mr Collins while Lydia and Wickham’s marriage was based on their desire, attractions and financial status. Mr and Mrs Bennet’s marriage was for their necessity. Austen reveals many messages through her characters on her major theme, being marriage....   [tags: essays research papers] 1123 words
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Married Women who Cheat on their Husbands - Married Women who Cheat on their Husbands Marriage is a bond between two people who love each other. These are two people, who decide to become one, unite their love, start a family together, and spend the rest of their lives with each other. After explaining the significance of such an immense obligation, the question still remains .Why should a person place themselves in a situation they are not truly committed to. The answer can be one or many explanations, and just one solution may not always be the case....   [tags: Marriage] 834 words
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The Wife of Bath: How Being Married Five Times Gives Wisdom - The Wife of Bath’s Tale is among the best known of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. It provides insight of women roles in the later Middle ages, and the Wife of Bath opinion on marriage. Though some question and disapprove of her multiple marriages, the Wife of Bath speaks about marriage and how being married five times gave her wisdom and gifts. She openly speaks about the subject of marriage and sex. By this creating insight for readers on the most important issue in marriages: behavior in marriage, female dominance, and equality....   [tags: women roles, geoffrey chaucer, marriage]
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The Influence of Domestic Violence Among Latino Couples - Problem The purpose of this study is to find how risk factors affect Hispanic students who are in relationships, and do these factors contribute to Intimate Partner Violence. The study is looking to discover: 1) How TAMIU Hispanic students in relationships are affected by traditional Hispanic gender roles beliefs, (2) Do married Hispanic TAMIU students in relationships suffer from an inverse association between socio-economical status and IPV, and (3) Do married Hispanic TAMIU students have a problem with frequency of alcohol use and IPV Limitations This study will be utilizing self-report surveys, the likelihood that the respondents will underreport or over report Intimate Partner Viol...   [tags: married hispanic, alcohol abuse, ]
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Injustice: The Lag in Civil Rights for Second-Class Citizens - Introduction As an openly gay identifying male, the topic of marriage equality is of the utmost importance. I am soon to be engaged, or so I hope, and want to marry in hopes that I am afforded the same opportunities under the law in marrying the person I genuinely love. However, I have come to the realization that I am automatically considered a second class citizen, and reaping these benefits could quite possibly never come to pass. Even though you might not identify with the LGBT spectrum, during your lifetime you are bound to come across an individual, or even a family member that identifies as queer....   [tags: Married Couples, Medical Benefits]
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Married individuals are more likely to support the death penalty than individuals who were never married. - Hypothesis 1: Married individuals are more likely to support the death penalty than individuals who were never married. From the evidence this appears to be true. The data shows that 73.2% of married individuals support the death penalty while only 59.2% of those who were never married support the death penalty. However, when looking at other groups of single individuals such as those who have been widowed, divorcees, or separated respondents, the results are different. These groups have 70.1%, 70.1%, and 77.8% support for the death penalty respectively....   [tags: Statistics on death sentence] 599 words
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The Romance Novel Marriage - The Romance Novel Marriage From the moment they saw each other they knew they were the perfect pair. They knew instantly that the other was their soul mate. It was love at first sight. This knowledge is followed by amazing sex. Then the ecstatic couple gets married and lives "Happily Ever After." I'm talking about the modern day adult fairy tale, also known as the romance novel. I've been reading these novels since I was in the seventh grade. My first one was titled Bitter Sweet, written by Laverle Spencer, and was found in my mom's closet....   [tags: Marriage Married]
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The Effect of Marriage on the Health Status of Men - One’s health is influenced by many variables. Family medical history, environment, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and lifestyle are a few examples of factors that can influence one’s health. Another factor that may have an effect on a person’s health and well-being is their marital status. This paper examines the effect of marriage on the health status of men, particularly on the survival rate of heart disease and cancer, and the incidence of obesity or weight gain. Research suggests that married men receive noteworthy health benefits as a result of marriage, while women do not enjoy health benefits to the same extent....   [tags: heart disease, married, survival rate]
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Analysis of Women´s roles in the TV show Married with Children and The Bing Bang Theory - In the T.V. Show “The Big Bang Theory,” woman are shown to have more realistic and complex roles than in the T.V. Show “Married with Children.” We will be looking at the different female roles in both “The Big Bang Theory” that started on television in 2007, and “Married with Children,” that first aired in 1987. We will see in to the realistic side of the characters by looking at their attitudes and attire, and how their roles are complex by looking at their ambitions and jobs in the work place....   [tags: TV shows, Stereotypes, Females]
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Single Individuals Adopting Discussion - Not too long ago, single individuals were not allowed to adopt children because people thought children needed to be raised by both a mother and a father not just one or the other but today and in most states single individuals are allowed to adopt children. However, this is still controversial. Single individuals should be allowed to adopt because no evidence proves that single parents aren’t as effective as married couples, the fact that single parents already exist due to divorce, and because of the serious need of orphan children....   [tags: adoption, single parents, married couples]
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Canterbury Tales Essay - Wife of Bath as an Attack on Married Life? - Canterbury Tales - Wife of Bath is Not an Attack on Women and Married Life Feminists have proposed that the Prologue of the Wife of Bath is merely an attack on women and married life. The Prologue is spoken by a woman with strong opinions on how married life should be conducted, but is written by a man. It is important to examine the purpose with which Chaucer wrote it. This is especially so as many of the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales condemn themselves out of their own mouths, such as the Monk and the Friar....   [tags: Wife of Bath Essays]
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Explore proposals of marriage and the representation of married women in Pride and Prejudice - Explore proposals of marriage and the representation of married women in Pride and Prejudice Marriage is the ultimate goal in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. The book begins with the quote 'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife', and this sets the tone for all the events that are to follow. It manages to present a miniature version of all that happens over the course of the novel, the entire plot of which is basically concerned with the pursuit of advantageous marriage by both male and female characters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1896 words
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Relationships and Marriage - Couples Should Live Together before Getting Married - Couples Should Live Together before Getting Married In my mother's house it was never discussed whether I should live with someone before marriage. In my culture, you are not allowed to live together until after you are married. Since I did not have the chance to live together with my husband while we were dating, it was difficult during our first year of marriage. We argued a lot, mostly because we were afraid of the unknown and the possibility that we had made a mistake. Living together before making our vows would have reassured us about a lifelong commitment....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 824 words
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how a Christian couple would apply these beliefs in their married life - A Christian couple would most likely apply their beliefs with an everlasting marriage, one that stays strong and provides a welcoming foundation for a family. The family is not merely an invention of society, but an institution founded by God himself. The family is God’s agency for populating the earth with people who would love God and be loved by Him. It is to be formed exclusively through a loving lifelong marriage covenant between a man and a woman. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them....   [tags: essays research papers] 949 words
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Interracial Marriage /Dating - "In 2010 15% of new marriages in the United States were between spouses of different races or ethnicities, more than doubling the 1980 level of 6.7% according to the Pew Research Centers Social and Demographic Trends project"(Hayes). Looking at all married couples in 2010 regardless of when they married , so-called "intermarriages" reached an all-time high of 8.4% in 2010 compared to 3.2% in 1980 the study said"(Hayes). Interracial marriage occurs when two people of differing racial groups marry....   [tags: Races, Ethnicities, Marriages, Married Couples]
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The Child King Henry VII got married in 1509, 1533, 1536, 1540 (twice), and 1543 - why? - The Child King Henry VII got married in 1509, 1533, 1536, 1540 (twice), and 1543 - why. Henry VIII is one of the few English monarchs recognizable even in America, for his antics are legendary on both sides of the Atlantic. He is as notorious for killing important people as he is for getting married six times and his break with Rome. Indeed, Henry's reign would make a good comic book, for he was always off on some new half-baked project, be it invading France or plotting a crusade. His whole life was marked by impulsiveness and his "OK, that was fun, what's next?" attitude....   [tags: England History Henry VII essays]
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Marriage - Marriage What does marriage mean. By definition, marriage is “the legal union of a man and a woman as husband and wife” (Webster’s Dictionary). Most people claim that they want their marriage to last a lifetime. Because over half of all marriages in the United States end in a divorce, most people lack the understanding of what it takes to stay married. I believe that couples should become more aware of the commitment that they are making when they enter into marriage. Men and women should get to know one another completely before deciding to get married....   [tags: Married Relationships Family Families Essays] 490 words
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Like Marries Like - Marriage is fundamental to our nature as human beings in society. God himself instituted marriage by creating and bringing the first man and woman together at the dawn of human creation. It is imperative at this time that the Christian churches clarify, teach, and faithfully uphold what the Bible says about marriage. The Church must also speak biblically to the issue of divorce and remarriage, which occur all too often as one, or both, marital partners abandon their Christian ethical commitments and responsibilities....   [tags: Marriage, Society] 983 words
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The Positive Effects of Marriage - If you are looking for a long and healthy life, marriage may be one of the answers. According to many resent studies, a happy marriage can improve emotional, psychological and physical health. For many years, scientists have continued to document the “marriage advantage”: the fact that married people, on average, appear to be healthier and live longer than unmarried people (Parker). So it is true that being married can benefit your health. As stress is the main factor in any illness, we know that too much unmanaged stress is bad for our health....   [tags: Relationships]
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Lily Bart’s Tragic Oscillation in The House of Mirth - Lily Bart’s Tragic Oscillation in The House of Mirth In his article “Disowning ‘Personality’: Privacy and Subjectivity in The House of Mirth,” William Moddelmog explains that the interaction between Selden and Lily in Selden’s apartment the second time captures “the novel’s drama of subjectivity” (337) This drama exists at the core of Edith Wharton’s novel of upper-class manners and social morality, where a conflicted protagonist presents an amicable appearance in spite of her complex internal struggle with the hopes of resolving her problems through marriage....   [tags: House Mirth Essays]
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A Call Over a Bride - There are many married clergymen throughout the world, mostly Lutheran or Anglican (Pinto). The Catholic Church still requires its priests and bishops to remain unmarried, though there are many married priests that converted from Anglican or Lutheran. The number of vocations in the Catholic Church is decreasing, which one Lutheran argues, is caused by “men who, when needing to make a choice, opt for a bride over a call” (Hoh). So, if priests could get married, more people would answer the call (Hoh)....   [tags: Religion]
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Comparing Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice - The intent of this essay is to compare and contrast the characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas. The main points that will be compared and contrasted include the relative beauty, age and the characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Charlotte Lucas. The similarities and differences in their families, position in society and their wealth, their differing attitudes to marriage, and finally, who has the better deal and why, will also be discussed. By the end of this essay, the reader will be able to discern the differences and similarities in both Elizabeth and Charlotte....   [tags: character analysis, literary analysis] 1521 words
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Divorce in Okahoma - Usually the thought of marriage comes with a connotation of spending forever with a special person, however, today divorce is at an all time high. Oklahoma in particular has a higher than average divorce rate. With divorce affecting all aspects of life, there is a significant effort to reduce these numbers. Everything should be done to educate couples and reduce the divorce rate in Oklahoma. The human race began the practice of marriage in the time of the Egyptians. At this time marriage was about inheritance and property....   [tags: social issues, true love]
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I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife - I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife “Will you marry me?” These four words can change a person’s life. They can begin a life and they can also end a life. What is marriage exactly. The dictionary defines marriage as any close or intimate association or union. There are more people afraid of this kind of commitment today than there were years ago. Then again, there are those who think marriage is something to do because you’re bored. It’s a joke to them. Being a stand believer of the ethics of marriage, its value is something to be cherished....   [tags: Marriage]
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Should Same-Sex Marriage Be Legalized in All States? - Have you ever imagined how a person feels when he/she is told that they cannot spend the rest of their life with the person they love. One is completely in love and they want to get married because, the law does not allow them. One is denied the legal rights that come along with marriage because he/she is in love with a person of the same sex. Unfortunately, these are some of the challenges that lesbian and gay partners get in many nations. And the sad thing about this is that, most of the arguments offered to keep same sex marriages are flawed and reactionary, and based on nothing other than ignorance, fear, prejudice and bigotry....   [tags: gender, freedom, prefjudice]
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To Wed or not to Wed - To Wed or not to Wed The question of what creates happiness for an individual is one that is commonly brought up. It is with no doubt that a large portion of one’s happiness can stem from human interaction. Friendships, relationships, and love can create a sense of self worth and value. Though all these things are critical to one’s happiness, how crucial is it to one’s well being that as humans we have life partners. Can being single and not having to worry about anyone but ones self bring about a larger amount of happiness, or is being in a committed relationship and married something that can satisfy one to feel that they have reached complete and total happiness....   [tags: Argumentative, Happiness, Relationships, Love] 1508 words
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Gay Marriage Should Be Legal In Every State - The Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. Gay couples worldwide have been fighting for their right to marry for decades, especially in more recent years where you find it more “common” for someone in the gay community to be publicly out. There are many contradicting beliefs regarding gay marriage, making it difficult for same sex couples to become legally recognized as a married couple, to receive benefits, and the same rights as a heterosexual married couple....   [tags: Same-Sex Marriage Essays]
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The History of Marriages - When most people think about marriages they usually think about two people that have decided to take the next step in their relationship by promising each other to love and be faithful to one another until death separates them. That wasn’t how it always was and you’ll find the differences and similarities between marriages now and then quite surprising. Back then a marriage had nothing to do with the union of two people that were in love but with the outcome of this union and weather you’ll be able to benefit from this....   [tags: Bride, Groom, History, Tradition, Culture]
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How The American Family Has Changed - American families have changed tremendously over the past years. Families did not only face the change in their status or social behavior; but also faced a change in their lifestyle. Now there are different types of families with different types of norms and values. Families are socially, ethnically and very expressively diverse than ever before (Angier). American family has gone through a huge transformation. This transformation is all about changes in lifestyle and how it functions. We have come extremely far where women are contributing in the paid labor force, divorce rates are high, people are not getting married early or having kids when they get married, and most people are getting...   [tags: The American Family]
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The Issue of Forced Marriage - Girls all over the world are forced into marriages due to financial necessity, tradition and to ensure their future. Most of these girls married are at a young age: “One third of the world’s girls are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15”( “Child Marriage Facts and Figures”). The young ages of those being married reveal how crucial it is to resolve this problem. When child marriage occurs the parents of the bride usually chose the groom for their daughters; and these grooms can be three times older than the young brides....   [tags: Birth Control Pills, Education]
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Human Nature in A&P by John Updikes - John Updlikes, “A&P” is a fictitious narrative that presents an insightful view on some facets of human nature. Our story takes place at an A&P grocery store in a small Massachusetts town. We are taken into the mind of our 19-year old narrator, Sammy, who quickly leaves behind his innocence as a carefree teenager to become a man, with a realistic understanding of being an adult. Throughout this story, Updlike, creates scenes where peoples idealistic views of themselves and social norms, shake the monotonous routine of the A&P....   [tags: gender, social class, self expression]
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Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century - Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century Women didn't gain the right to vote until the twentieth century but great strides were made starting in the 1840s to help women on their way to winning legal privileges and responsibilities.  Below is rundown by year of the most important laws passed in England to try to help out the situation of all women, especially working and middle class.  Just imagine what life would have been like before these laws were passed.  We read all the time about women who complain about being helpless.  How often is that claim believed?  Women were practically helpless and almost completely dependent upon either family or husband in the eyes of the law.  Unle...   [tags: European Europe History]
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Marriage: Easy Divorce - Marriage: Easy Divorce Although I do not agree with getting married until you are positive that you want to have a huge commitment to another person, I favor the easier divorce. I think that a divorce is not really anyone's fault. (unless it is) The divorce should be done as quickly as possible in either case. If you find yourself getting married to the person that you thought you loved-but later on in life you find that you weren't ready for marriage, then it's not really anyone's fault....   [tags: essays research papers] 346 words
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Return Of The Native - In Thomas Hardy’s poem “Her Dilemma,'; it relates to book one of the novel Return of the Native in the concept of marriage and distrust of feelings. In both the poem and the novel, the woman’s feelings and emotions cause conflict in her marriage. It is interesting that both these literary works has a marriage transpire with one person doubtful, especially during a time when divorce was unconceivable. The question arises, should a lifetime decision be made solely upon the basis of one’s personal desires....   [tags: essays research papers] 536 words
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History of Sexuality - Married Love was an unprecedented book, which inadvertently redefined female sexuality. Often regarded as the precursor of sex-manuals, Married Love launched Stopes’ enormously successful career as a writer. Published in 1918, Married Love reviewed the intertwining relationship of marriage, sex and contraception, which in Stopes’ view were the fundamental components of a fulfilling and rewarding marriage. Like all discourse, Married Love is heavily embedded within a distinct historical and cultural context....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]
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Better to Marry Than to Burn: Clerical Celibacy in Modern Times - Described as a “precious jewel” by Pope Paul VI, a vow of celibacy, abstaining from marriage and all sexual activity is required for those choosing a life of service in the Roman Catholic Church (Frazee 108). Perhaps one of the most long standing debates within the Roman Catholic Church is the issue of clerical celibacy, in particular for priests. Many ask, does compulsory celibacy for priest have any place in today’s modern world. Some will argue that compulsory celibacy for priest is essential for priest to adequately serve their parishioners as well as to faithfully serve God....   [tags: catholic church, bishops, pope]
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The Issue of Priest's Inability to Marry in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches - This issue of priest and marriage has to do with the Catholic and Orthodox churches because they are the only ones who have priests in their religion while other religions refer to their religious leaders as Reverends or Ministers. There have been arguments on the aspect of Catholic Priest not being allowed to get married as compared to other religions who allow their ministers and reverends to get married. Being a celibate priest means that the priest would have to abstain from sex and not get married because of a religious vow....   [tags: religion] 1294 words
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Women of WWII in the Labor Force - When American officially entered World War II in 1941 changes occurred for many people. The draft was enacted forcing men to do their duty and fight for their country. Women were asked to hold down the home front in many ways, ranging from rationing, volunteering, saving bacon grease and making the most of their commodities they currently had. There was also a hard push for women to take war production jobs outside the home. Before the depression, just a few years before the war, it was not uncommon for a woman to work for wages, but as the depression set in, married women were at risk of losing their jobs....   [tags: World War II, World History, Women]
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The Right to Love in Modern Society - What does same-sex marriage mean. What is happening in the world today that is prohibiting same-sex marriage. Why do people get so fired up about this subject. What does one do to get involved in the marriage equality movement. All of these questions are something that one might ask if one is just learning about what same-sex marriage is and how it affects one’s life. The truth behind the matter is, one shouldn’t be affected at all, if a person of one gender decides to marry another person of that gender or not....   [tags: same-sex marriage, equality, LGBT]
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Same Sex Marriage Should be Legal - Marriage is the sacred bond between two people who love and cherish one another. Traditionally this bond has been held between man and woman. With so many changes in the world, there are more openly homosexual people in our society. Though people have become more accepting of the existence of homosexuality, gays and lesbians are still considered unequal when it comes to marriage. Homosexual couples should have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples. Denying this right is unjust and is discrimination towards a group of people....   [tags: Homosexual Couples Should Have the Right to Marry]
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Loneness in the Older Adult Population - Loneness in the Older Adult Population Introduction There has been a considerable amount of inquiry which has associated loneliness to depression, low self-esteem, and physical illness (Hawley & Cacioppo, 2007; Sorkin, Rook, & Lu, 2002). Loneliness can also be detrimental to health as well as overall well-being later in life due to recent evidence implying that it accelerates physiological deterioration and advancement of chronic diseases in the elderly (Hawkley & Cacioppo, 2007). The main points the article seeks to evaluate is (1) if emotional loneliness and social loneliness in later life is multidimensional; (2) if positive and negative social exchanges are associated with either emot...   [tags: emotional and social loneliness, depression]
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Should Homosexual Marriage Be Legal? - On February 14, 2004, Michelle and Diane had been together for about 5 years and engaged for over 3 years. Michelle and Diane knew that soon they wanted to get married. They currently lived in the state of California, which same-sex marriage is legal in, so they would not have an issue with marriage. Once they make this decision, they know thousands of caring, loving, and committed same-sex couples would now be able to share that moment with them. Do you think Homosexual Marriage should be legal....   [tags: same-sex marriage, love, gay couples]
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