Monday, September 23, 2013

Marriage in the Past:
          So today in class we were talking and my teacher mentioned that many people have come to believe that people of lesser privilege( not of royal  birth) did not start marrying until about the 1800's.  This is not true.  Their are many accounts in the Old Testament and New Testament of lower status marriages.  One example that we talked about in my New Testament class last week was Mary and Joseph.  Although through both their lineages they were royals; the Romans had come in and taken their family out of power.  So Joseph was just a humble carpenter and Mary was espoused to him at the time of Christ's birth, which is more than engaged but less than being married.  The point is that people got married before the 1800's.  I just thought that this was interesting.  More info about this can be found in the first few paragraphs of a document called " The Family: A Proclamation to the World"(  Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day. :D

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