Marriage and Family Relationships
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There is a lot of discussion regarding the definition of marriage. The goal of this assignment is to provide a mechanism for you to learn the various reasons for why scholars define marriage in different ways. When completing this assignment you must use complete sentences and at least 4 different academic sources. Quotes are not allowed for this assignment. When citing your source, you will need to follow APA formatting guidelines (see below for examples). Be sure you submit a document that is free from spelling and grammatical errors. These types of errors can impact your grade.
1. List 3 reasons scholars have identified in support of defining marriage as involving one man and one woman. You must identify the source associated with each reason. (6 points)
2. List 3 reasons scholars have identified in support of allowing same-sex marriage. You must identify the source associated with each reason. (6 points)
3. Provide a one sentence definition of marriage. You must incorporate at least three characteristics from your text. The selected characteristics must distinguish marriage from other loving relationships. Must be creative dont use the normal definition we know about marriage (3 points)
APA formatting examples:
Liew, J., Valiente, C., Hernández, M. M., & Abrera, D. (2019). Self-regulation and reactivity, school-
based relationships, and school engagement and achievement. In D. Whitebread & M. McClelland (Eds.), SAGE Handbook on Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education (pp. 42-62). Cambridge, UK.
Valiente, C., Swanson, J., Lemery-Chalfant, K. S., & Berger, R. H. (2014). Childrens effortful control and
academic achievement: Do relational peer victimization and classroom participation operate as mediators? Journal of School Psychology, 52, 433-445. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2014.05.005
Dodge, K. A. (2019). Letter to Members from SRCD President Ken Dodge. Retrieved from