During this marriage survey, parents and their teenagers participated by answering marriage questions. When looking through the questions and answers of the students and adults, I found many interesting similarities, disagreements, and things that could have influenced adults and students on how they responded to these issues. It was strange to me when I read some peoples surveys because they either had the same opinion as me or had a completely different thought then me. Although some students and parents think alike, I discovered that when it comes to marriage, a lot of people have astonishing opinions.
One question that surprised me the most was the question that asked, “At what age do you think people should get married?” For the majority of the people answering this question, they put around 26 years old, but the rest of the people put a different age such as 30-35 years old. I think that the people that had put down 30-35 years old decided this because that is about the age their parents got married. I think that the parent’s answers and their past have affected the teenager’s response to these questions. I was also surprised when I looked at the responses to the question, “How long should a couple live together before getting married?’’. This surprised me because the answers where from 2-7 years. I put 2 or 3 years because I think you can know someone very well after living with them for that amount of time. Another person put 5 years and I was flabbergasted by this response because I suddenly thought to myself, that 5 years is a lot of time to be with someone when you are only dating them. What made me laugh was when I compared my survey to my friends and parents because they where pretty much the exact same responses especially the ones of my parents. My theory is that the people you are most around, mostly your parents, opinions are shared and you all think alike. I think this is why some answers were the complete opposite of mine, because there are different groups of people that have extremely different opinions then mine.
Review Questions 1. What is a family? What is family composition? 2. What is cultural bias? What is an example of this? 3. What are stereotypes? How are they different from prejudice? 4. What is the difference between a nuclear family and an extended family? Critical Thinking Questions 1. How can families assimilate to a new culture? 2. What are some of the problems with stereotypes or cultural ...
From the statistics, most of the students and parents agreed that: the good age to get married at was 25-26, it does not matter what gender is older, at least date someone for 2 years before marrying them, to finish school and that the couple should have parent approval before becoming married, to have a job prior to marriage to have a back-up plan, and since it is respectful to have the man’s last name, most of the students and parents agreed to take the husband’s last name.
Although there were many questions that the students and parents agreed on, there were some that they disagreed on as well. When looking at the statistics for the question that asked if age matters from dating a potential mate, half of my class said yes and the other half said no, unlike the parents where they mostly said that age does matter. What I thought was interesting was when I compared the answers from the student to adults when it asked if the male or female should be older. This was fascinating because the whole class said that the male should be older while some parents said that the female should be older. Most students said that living with a person is essential, while the parents votes where about 50/50. My theory is that most teenagers think alike and have different views about marriage than the parents since we come from different generations. I think it is interesting that most of the students agreed with one another while most of the parents agreed with each other.
I believe that parents could have gained wisdom from past life experiences because they have been through a lot and would definitely know what is better to do before getting married. The parents know a great deal more then the students because they have had many relationships and most are currently married still and know what is best to do in a relationship when it comes to becoming married. Nowadays, I think marriage has changed much from when our parents got married because now, people share the wife’s last name, live together before marriage, and that it does not matter what gender is older.
Theology Course Work QUESTION ONE: EXPLAIN HOW THE RITUALS AND VOWS CONNECTED WITH CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE CEREMONIES MIGHT INFLUENCE THE DIFFERING WAYS THAT COUPLES APPROACH MARRIAGE AND MARITAL BREAKDOWN. The Christian marriage ceremony consists of many parts and are held in many different places. the most popular place for marriage to be held in a church because people want to be presence of God. ...
Overall, I think that the marriage survey was an exciting thing to do. This is so because it showed similarities and differences between not only the students and parents, but also the similarities and differences between the students themselves and the parents. This was a intriguing experiment to do since we were all able to hear different opinions.