Define family

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by BDBoop, May 6, 2012.

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What makes a family

  1. Getting married

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  2. Having child/children

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    Are husband and wife family, or do they only become a family once they have a child.
     
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    Before children; they are a couple.

    Once they have children; they are a family.
     
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    Before they get married, they are a couple. After that, they are family.
     
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    They are a couple both before and after marriage.

    Having children makes them a family.
     
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    So if they can't have children, they can never be a family.

    So why when I do insurance claims, does the Family Medical Leave Act cover one's spouse.
     
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    One of the effects of Civil Marriage is to establish a legal family relationship where no family relationship existed before. Civil Marriage is usually used by adults. Another legal method of establishing a family relationship where one didn't exist before is through adoption, usually used to establish the dependency status of an unrelated child.


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    I would say a Family is Great-Grandparents, Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins, Mother, Father, Children, etc.

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    According to the dictionary definition:

    1. a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.
    b. a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family.
    2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.
    3. the spouse and children of one person: We're taking the family on vacation next week.
    4. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins: to marry into a socially prominent family.
    5. all those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor.


    Children are what turn a couple into a family.
     
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    I believe that most people would call that an extended family. A family unit usually consists of a mother, father and children.
     

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