Understand the way the idea and practice of marriage has developed.
Extract from the following resources an understanding of how marriage has developed and what some of the key factors are in different cultural and historical contexts.
Answer the question: how have we arrived at our 20th century western understanding of what marriage is, and in what way do other cultural representations of marriage also reflect a Biblical view? You will need to draw on understanding you have gained about the Theology of marriage and Bowen’s family systems.
Exercise: Write a short paper (max 2 pages A4 – upload at the bottom of this page) summarising your thinking.
(choose approximately 3 – 4 hours of material to read or watch):
What is marriage today? contains 3 videos and a pdf
* Recommended video if you have not seen it already