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1 MARRIAGE A PowerPoint Presentation by: Sir David Ochieng The President Sir David Ochieng Foundation Kenya

2 DEFINITIONS OF MARRIAGE According to the book: Marriage may be defined as formal and durable sexual union of one or more women to one or more men, which is conducted within a set of designed rights and duties.

3 According to Family code of the Philippines: Marriage is a special contract of permanent union between a man and a woman entered into in accordance with law for the establishment of conjugal and family life. It is the foundation of family and an inviolable social institution whose nature, consequences and incidents are governed by law and not subject to stipulation, except that marriage within the limits provided by this codes.

4 Why people marry???

5 Importance of Marriage To have a permanent relationship with the person you love. To beget children and have happy family For economic and social upliftment or insurance

6 Forms of Marriage

7 MONOGAMY one-union marriage wherein man marries one woman BIGAMY As provided by Philippine law, when a man marries more than one woman at a given time, which is considered a crime.

8 POLYGAMY Is a marriage uniting one man to two or several women. Is a marriage uniting one woman to many men.

9 SELECTION OF MARRIAGE PARTNERS Requires a person to marry someone from his own locality, from his own race, social class and religion. ENDOGAMY Mandates marriage between people of different social categories. EXOGAMY

10 PRINCIPLES OF MATE SELECTION

11 CONSCIOUSNESS OF KIND RESIDENTIAL PROPINQUITY OCCUPATIONAL PROPINQUITY SHORT TIME EXPOSURE AUTOMATIC FACTORS

12 COURTSHIP Paves the way for a man and a woman to know each other better from the moral, social, spiritual and emotional points of view. DATINGGOING STEADY MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING ENGAGEMENT

13 DATING Refers to an arrangement or appointment between a man and woman to meet socially. In western may result to: being an end in itself providing an opportunity for friendly relationship with opposite sex. becoming the basis for the selection of companions with little or no parental supervision.

14 PREMARITAL SEX SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED BINDING FORCEMEMORIES DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN REAL LOVE AND INFATUATION GUILT PREMARITAL PREGANANCY AIDS AND OTHER DISEASES WEAKENS MARRIAGE

15 Happens when a person decides to date another person exclusively and seems to be a prelude to private understanding between two people. GOING STEADY Is the stage when a man, after years of courtship and has known a woman very well, now proposes marriage to the woman. MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

16 ENGAGEMENT Has been associated with either giving an engagement ring or giving a dowry, assumed as a bride price. FUNCTIONS OF A DOWRY (Beals) Symbolizes the socioeconomic statuses of the families to be united Establishes an economic tie between the families of the bride and the groom to further ensure the stability of the marriage Provides the family of the bride with a means of replacing her with a daughter-in-law.

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