Black Relationships : The History of the Institution of Marriage

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  1. NNQueen

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    Does anyone know where the concept of marriage stems from? How far back does it go and how/when did it become a social expectation, including a prerequisite for having children? The existence of humans pre-dates marriage ceremonies, right? Why and when did someone decide it was a necessary custom to instill into a social regimen?

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    I-khan Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NNQueen,


    Depends,are you talking about a government regulated marriage or the union between 2 people that would be defined in modern times as marriage?


    When the government got involved,I hear of many of our babies being born out of wedlock and things,but one must remember that the marriage happens before the wedding IF you have a wedding.

    THe existence of love and such pre-dates marriage ceremonies,so you are correct from my limited knowledge.

    I have no clue.
     
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    OK, I'm comin', I'm comin'!! :D

    Be warned though, that this is a pretty exhaustive topic. There are alot of aspects that need to be covered, in order for this to make sense, both chronologically, and correlatively.

    I shall have to return in the morning, with some pertinent info.

    Stay tuned!!
     
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