Stephanie Coontz, author of The Evolution of Matrimony: The Changing Social Context of Marriage, writes that there has been more changes in marriage in the past 30 years then there was in the 3,000 years earlier. With these changes there are no religious or cultural exclusions. Coontz claims, “Right here is America’s Bible belt exist some of the highest rates of divorce and unwed motherhood in the country, and born again Christians d...
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...l family ideology and refuse to accept those that fall outside of this parameter, a standpoint that is disturbing. It is those living falsely, living as society thinks they should that are the problem. Perhaps as a society, if there were more focus and concern for happiness and peace within ones family and fewer worries for the neighbor then there would be less dilemma.
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New York: Pearson, 2009. Print.
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Hite, Shere. “Bringing Democracy Home.” Selzer and Delli Carpini 477-484
Nock, Steven L. “The Problem with Marriage.” Selzer and Delli Carpini 445-450
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