155 Outcome: Marriage and Family

Define marriage and family

In this section, you’ll learn how family is defined and how family dynamics are changing and evolving. Watch this video about perceptions on modern dating and consider how you might respond to these same questions about relationships.

What you’ll learn to do:

  • Describe society’s current understanding of family
  • Recognize changes in courtship, marriage and family patterns
  • Differentiate between lines of decent and residence

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Defining Family
  • Reading: Marriage and Courtship Patterns
  • Reading: Lines of Descent and Family Stages
  • Self-Check: Marriage and Family

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