Compare And Contrast The Marital Decline And Marital Resilience Perspective

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How does the marital decline perspective compare with the marital resilience perspective?
Marriage is the legal or formally recognized union of a man and a woman, or two people or the same sex as partners in a relationship. Marriage rates in the United States have changed drastically since the last 90’s and early 2000 years (Cherlin 2004). Marital decline perspective and marital resilience perspective are the two primary perspectives and which we believe are the results from the decline. The marital decline perspective is the view that the American culture has become increasingly individualistic and preoccupied with personal happiness (Amato, 2004). The change in attitudes has changed the meaning of marriage as a whole, from a formal institution …show more content…

One factor is the rise cohabitation. Individuals of the opposite sex are living together, and in a sexual relationship and are not married. It’s only partly accountable for changes, as cohabitation continues to be a forerunner to marriage, than an alternative to marriages. Living with one another is supposed to be the step after marriage, since a large amount is doing it before, they are thinking what is the point of getting married? The increased tolerance toward sexual expression outside marriage is also a factor in decline marriages and postponement. Unmarried individuals who desire multiple sex partners, instead of one, or who has high tolerance for high sexual relationship outside of marriage, are not motivated to get married (Thornton, 2001). They are only concerned with making their selves, when hoping from person to person. Economic opportunities are also a factor in marital decline. There is uncertainty in the economic future for young men for it has falling, as for young women opportunities has increased. With these changes it has made it harder for young individuals to achieve the type of family that they were raised by, or taught to be like. Is discouraging the men, they are so use to thinking they have to be the breadwinner in the house, when that is not the case. An additional factor that plays role in martial postponement has to deal with individuals holding …show more content…

There was a polling done in 2001 and American opposed same-sex marriage by 57% to 35%. Overtime same-sex message has become more accepted. Since then there has been a poll of 57% support same-sex marriage, compared with the 35% who oppose it. It has been above 50% consistently since then. Now more people support than oppose same-sex marriage and the reason on June 2015, same sex marriage has become legal. It was said that age has been and will continue to be a defining line on the issue of Attitude on same sex marriages based on gender. Younger generations express higher levels of support toward same marriage, usually including 40 years of age and under. Also, women are more likely to support than men.
There were many different attitudes from the religious people. Some hailed the Supreme Court decision as righteous and holy, while majority deplored it as an affront to God. Many Americans with Christianity beliefs are not happy, with the same sex marriage. They go by the Bible, and fell the “Courts decision does not alter the Lords doctrine that marriage is a union between a man and a woman”. They still show respect towards those who have different believes, but will continue to teach and promote marriage between a man and a woman as a part of their doctrine and

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